Lack of Political Willingness

Without serious political commitment, not enough policy incentives can be created for stimulating the energy efficient refurbishments and constructions of buildings. Consistent leadership is needed not just for stimulating state funding of innovative EE projects, but also for creating a hospitable environment for private sector investment. Municipalities exercise a great deal of influence over the standards of buildings, therefore they represent a key level of the public authorities for the promotion of more energy efficient solutions.