Energy renovation of family houses


  • launched on 15 September 2021
  • preparation of applications from 30 November 2021 at 10:00 until 6 December 2021 at 12:00
  • the submission of applications starts on 7 December 2021 at 10:00   

Under the 2021 Public Call, the Fund is financing the energy renovation of the existing family houses that were not damaged in the earthquake, and the measures that comply with the Technical requirements of the Call
  • A1 – a comprehensive energy renovations including improvement of the thermal insulation of the building envelope of the conditioned area by implementing at least one of the measures on the building envelope and the installation of the RES system – is co-financed with up to 60%; 
  • A2 – improving thermal insulation of the building envelope of the conditioned area of the family house – is co-financed with up to 60%;
  • A3 – installation of the RES systems – is co-financed with up to 40, 60, or  80%, depending on the location.
Family houses that will be able to get incentives for the energy renovation must have the energy audit certificate and fall in one of the following energy categories (according to the annual thermal energy required for heating, QH,nd):
  • D or lower in the continental part of Croatia, or C or lower in coastal Croatia, in the case of implementation of activities A1 or A2,
  • C or higher in continental Croatia, or B or higher in coastal Croatia, in the case of implementation of activity A3.
The applications to the Call can be submitted only through the e-Applications system, which is used for applying to different calls of the Fund. The prerequisite for this is that you have  created a user account.    

Through the registered user account, the citizens can 1. prepare and compile their applications, and then 2. submit the application. 
The preparation of applications will be possible solely in the period starting from 30 November at 10:00 until 6 December 2021 at 12:00, and this process will entail:
  • Entry of the main information about the applicant  
  • Uploading mandatory documentation   
  • Verification/confirmation of the entered information and documents.
Note: During the preparation of the application, all data in the application can be changed and supplemented, except for the person’s personal identification number  OIB.

As of 6 December 2021 at 12:00, it will no longer be possible to change or supplement the prepared applications
The completion of the application process, i.e. the submission of the final application, will be possible as of Tuesday, 7 December 2021 at 10:00.

The submitted applications will be ranked according to the time of receipt.


Why should you renovate your family house?

Family houses comprise 65% of the dwelling stock in Croatia, accounting for 40% of the total energy consumption at national level. The majority of family houses in Croatia were built before 1987 and they have almost none or minimum thermal insulation (energy class E and below). Such houses consume 70% of energy for heating, cooling, and domestic hot water, and energy efficiency measures can significantly reduce their consumption, in some cases as much as up to 60% compared to the current one.
The Government of the Republic of Croatia, the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning, and the Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection, adopted on 27 March 2014 the Programme of energy renovation of family houses, which is implemented by the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund. The goal of the Programme is to increase energy efficiency of the existing houses, to reduce energy consumption and emissions of CO2 into the atmosphere, and to reduce the monthly costs for the energy generating products, with the overall improvement of the quality of living. At the same time, the planning of such interventions implies the engagement of the local companies and experts, meaning it stimulates economic activities.
Amendments to the Programme were first adopted in 2015, and the second amendments were adopted in 2020, after which the Government adopted the Decision on extending the programme in 2021. 
For the purposes of this Programme, a family house means a building:
  • in which more than 50% of the surface area is used for living, and
  • meets one of the two requirements: has no more than 3 residential units and has the gross floor surface smaller or equal to 600 m2..