Energy efficiency

Who can apply for funding?

Eligible for financing are owners of one-family (up to 6 apartments)residential  buildings, incl. individuals who have a legitimate interest in the one-family building. 

What type of energy efficiency projects in single-family buildings are funded? 

  • Implementation of energy efficiency measures in residential buildings (insulation of exterior enclosures, replacement of window frames, renovation of microclimate maintenance systems, technical installations, local installations and / or connections for heating, gas supply, installation of individual meters as required of Directive 2012/27 / EC (where applicable) as well as accompanying construction and assembly works related to the implementation of energy efficiency measures, including constructive reinforcement
  • The implementation of the above-mentioned energy efficiency measures, accompanied by a basic renovation of single-family residential buildings, including execution of accompanying construction works, constructive reinforcement (when required in the design inspection) and repair and reconstruction of different parts of the roof, walls, staircases and platforms, corridors, lifts, etc.), in case the energy savings for the building exceed 60%;     
  • Energy Efficiency and Constructive Investigations of Existing Single-Family Residential Buildings, University Hostels;
  • Estimation of cost-effectiveness for the investment;
  • Putting into operation of renewable energy installations for the abovementioned buildings to meet their own energy needs, if it is technically and economically feasible;
  • Improving accessibility for disabled people to the above-mentioned buildings. 

Other specific EE Criteria 

  • The buildings should be designed before 1999;
  • The investment should achieve compliance with a minimum EE standard for C-class in the buildings for energy consumption;
  • Major renovation projects can be funded when a reduction in energy consumption of more than 60% is envisaged. 

How is it proven? Examination of compliance with the eligible activities under Operational Programme „Regions in growth“ Priority Axis 1 - established by SCF on the basis of the presented project idea and application form. 

Percentage of self-participation of the recipient 

The applicant's own contribution to an energy efficiency project for single-family residential buildings is at least 15% of the project cost. It is permissible to deduct the co-participation or to not require co-participation with municipal or other public final recipients. 

Repayment terms       

Minimum term - up to 12 months. 

Maximum term - up to 180 months (15 years) for energy efficiency projects in single-family buildings. 

Maximum grace period for the funding principal      

Up to 18 months for energy efficiency projects in single-family buildings.    

Territorial scope 

Eligible investment projects for energy efficiency in single-family residential buildings should have a scope of realization of the territory of Sofia Municipality and the cities of South Bulgaria: Blagoevgrad, Burgas, Haskovo, Yambol, Kardzhali, Kyustendil, Pazardzhik, Pernik, Plovdiv, Sliven, Smolyan, Stara Zagora, Dimitrovgrad, Asenovgrad, Karlovo, Dupnitsa, Petrich, Gotse Delchev, Kazanlak, Panagyurishte, Velingrad. 

How to apply? 

With a standardized application form, which will be available at UBB points of sale. The Retail Energy Efficiency Financial Product is under development and will meet standardized rules and conditions. The terms of the product will reflect the credit relief from the guarantee coverage provided by FMFIB. 

Expect detailed product information and the sales points soon!