An EU supported Home Equity Scheme

To accelerate energy renovation of the private housing stock

Research Paper by Romain Su




Though being an important source of GHG emissions, residential buildings are not being renovated at the pace required for the EU to reach climate neutrality by 2050. This paper argues for the creation, at the level of municipalities, of EU-supported home equity release schemes in order to accelerate renovation, densify housing areas and provide support to low-income, aged homeowners-occupants.