This analysis by EUKI project ClimArchiNet summarises the findings and experience gained in the course of the project and highlights the problems and challenges of sustainable construction in the Slovak Republic. Recommendations and innovative solutions to help the construction sector contribute to the (Slovak) goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 are also given.

ClimArchiNet – Climate Architects Network

ClimArchiNet – Climate Architects Network

Changing building design in Slovakia and the Czech Republic in order to decrease the building sector’s CO2 emissions.


Slovakia and the Czech Republic ambitiously follow the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. Yet the progress of the sustainable construction industry is still lagging behind these ambitions. Architects perceive sustainability measures as a burden, investors do not perceive incentives to be sufficient, and the involvement of several ministries impedes efficient communication and implementation.

Best practice building design: Ecocartier Clichy Batignoles in Paris. Photo: (c) Ľubica Šimkovicová

Best practice building design: Ecocartier Clichy Batignoles in Paris. Photo: (c) Ľubica Šimkovicová


The project is tailored to involve and motivate all actors to contribute to a sustainable construction industry in the target countries. Its activities are designed to reveal barriers in implementing sustainable measures, to specify ways to overcome them, and to motivate stakeholders. More specifically, implementing partners organise four round table meetings and six workshops with experts and stakeholders, two study tours on best practice examples of sustainable buildings and housing stocks, and two international conferences on innovative design and technical solutions. An online platform supports the creation of a productive environment for all actors and access of project output.

Example of a pro climate building in Vauban, Freiburg.

Example of a pro climate building in Vauban, Freiburg. Photo: (c) Ľubica Šimkovicová

Project information

Updated: January 2021

Countries: Czech Republic, Slovakia

Project duration: 11/20 - 04/22

Funding: 258,765 €

Target groups: Cities, towns and municipalities, Companies, Experts

Implementing organisation: Passive House Institute Slovakia

Partners: Passive House Centre

Contact Person:

Ms Ľubica Šimkovicová

Passive House Institute Slovakia

Panónska cesta 17
85101 Bratislava



The European Climate Initiative (EUKI):

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The European Climate Initiative (EUKI):

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 competition 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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