Integrated services for clean energy transition in buildings and businesses


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name


Programme Description

The LIFE Programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-financing projects with European added value. After 22 years, €3.4 billion and 4.170 projects, the LIFE Programme continues to finance actions for the environment and climate action. For the 2021-2027 the total budget of the LIFE Programme is €5.4 billion.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



Integrated services for clean energy transition in buildings and businesses


This topic aims at supporting the creation or replication of One-Stop-Shops, proposing integrated services for clean energy transition in buildings and businesses.
Projects are expected to tackle, but are not limited to the following aspects:

  • Improve market conditions and develop integrated building renovation service offers
  • Provide methods and support
  • Aim at a self-sustained business model
  • Communicate results

Detailed Call Description

Proposals are expected to focus on one of the four scopes below – the scope addressed should be specified in the introduction of the proposal.

Scope A: Integrated Home Renovation Services
Under scope A, actions should clearly focus on the energy efficient renovation of existing single or multi-family buildings in the private residential sector. Actions in “complex buildings” (e.g. coexistence of owner-occupied and rented housing; coexistence of private and social housing; coexistence of housing and business premises, typically on the ground floor; etc.) may be included in this scope. Specific approaches to deal with subsets of the residential sector (e.g. focus on condominiums, focus on energy poor households, etc.) are also welcome, as long as the main focus is on private non-professional homeowners (including homeowners’ associations in the condominium sector). For instance, actions targeting mainly social/public rental housing operators would not be in scope A, but rather in scope B or C (depending on the national context).

Scope B: Integrated services for private rental housing energy upgrade
Under scope B, actions should clearly focus on the energy performance improvement of existing buildings owned by private professional entities operating under private law, with a core focus on rental housing. Examples of stakeholders that could be targeted by the services developed under scope B are, among others: housing companies, housing cooperatives, real-estate investors, property managers (on behalf of multi-owner households or real estate investors), building administrators, non-profit organisations, etc.

Scope C: Integrated services for clean energy transition in public buildings
Under scope C, actions should clearly focus on the ambitious energy renovation of existing public buildings (e.g. administrative buildings, hospitals, schools), and should target legal entities operating under public law (e.g. public authorities, public bodies, social/public rental housing operators, etc.) as the main final beneficiaries of the services to be put in place.

Scope D: Integrated services for the clean energy transition of businesses
Under scope D, actions should clearly focus on the lack of internal resources and/or lack of skilled personnel in businesses, especially SMEs, to cover the whole process of investment in energy efficiency and small-scale renewable energy projects.

Further details in the call document p. 49-50

Call Total Budget

€15 000 000

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan


Expected maximum EU contribution: €1 500 000

Thematic Categories

  • Energy
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Other Thematic Category
  • Rehabilitation of Architectural Heritage
  • Small-Medium Enterprises and Competitiveness
  • Urban Development

Eligibility for Participation

  • Chambers
  • Financial Institutions
  • International Organisations
  • Local Authorities
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Other Beneficiaries
  • Private Bodies
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must be legal entities (public or private bodies) established in EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs) or listed EEA countries and countries associated to the LIFE Programme (associated countries) or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature.

Strong and trustworthy partnerships with local actors (e.g. SMEs, architects, engineers, ESCOs, financial institutions, chambers of commerce, professional federations and networks, local and regional authorities, energy agencies, NGOs).  Public authorities, public bodies, social/public rental housing operators, etc.

Proposals may be submitted by a single applicant from a single eligible country.

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Department of Environment
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment

Contact Persons 
Marilena Papastavrou
Environment Officer, National Contact Point for Environment
Telephone: +357 22 408 926

Chrystalla Papastavrou
Environment Officer, National Contact Point for Climate
Telephone: +357 22 408 962

EU Contact Point

European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency