EDINA – Improving Energy Efficiency in Revitalisation

This project is completed. It promoted energy efficiency in Polish revitalisation areas by providing training to property managers and owners.


1,500 municipalities in Poland feature revitalisation programmes. These are affected by a legislation that requires private and public refurbishments to meet sustainability standards. To implement climate-friendly refurbishments, municipality officials, property owners and property managers need to acquire additional knowledge and skills. 

Modernisation in Moniuszki Park.

Modernisation in Moniuszki Park. Photo: (c) City of Łódź


The EDINA project developed a toolkit for improving the energy efficiency of residential buildings in revitalisation areas. This contains information and methods for comprehensively increasing the energy efficiency of buildings in revitalisation areas. Special attention was paid to improve the technical performance of buildings in the context of investment processes in Poland. It also lists successful examples of energy retrofits of residential buildings and integrated approaches to energy efficiency in residential areas in German cities.  Based on the toolkit, the project developed guidelines and conducted trainings for private house owners and representatives of public administrations. The trainings and seminars provided expertise and capacity to improve energy efficiency in private facilities through renovation measures.  An energy efficiency calculator, developed as part of the project, raises environmental awareness for users of renovation projects. Furthermore, the project organised workshops with professionals and experts from Poland and a study trip to Germany to exchange expertise and best practices.  

Project information

Updated: January 2023

Countries: Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland

Project duration: 10/20 - 09/22

Funding: 425,000 €

Target groups: Cities, towns and municipalities, Civil Society, Experts

Implementing organisation: Institute of Urban and Regional Development

Partners: Energy Conservation Foundation, Housing Initiative for Eastern Europe (IWO) e.V.

Contact Person:

Ms Aleksandra Jadach-Sepioło

Institute of Urban and Regional Development (IRMiR)

Targowa 45
03-728 Warsaw




This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI call for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.

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