Flanders boosts grant for home Renovations
by FFE EU News Staff
In a bid to reduce harmful, non-industrial emissions, the Flemish government has just announced it will increase the size of grants to people who are renovating their homes. Higher grants will also be given to people who install new windows and wall insulation.
The new renovation grants come in addition to other existing grants in place for installing wall insulation and high performance glass windows. This boost in grants is part of the Flemish Climate Plan that seeks to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2020.
Environment minister Joke Schauvliege said ‘Buildings are responsible for 38% of non-industrial emissions. These measures will have an enormous impact on emissions in Flanders.’
Today, replacing single glazing window is at €48 per sqm. But using high performance glass windows for replacement will increase the size of the grant to €60 per sqm. Energy minister Freya Van den Bossche added ‘We’re encouraging people to address the front of the building, the walls, the roof and the windows all at the same time.’