The scheme KEOP-2015-5.7.0 provides fundings to renovating public buildings and implement energy efficiency measures. Between 2016 and 2020 fundings are provided by the two EU-Hungary co-financed programs: KEHOP and TOP. The TOP (Regional development Operational Programme) selection of projects is based on a multi-stage process, in which, a key element is produced by the county governments development plans. The KEHOP is managed by Ministry of National Development and the TOP is managed by the Prime Minister's Office.
In 2015, the KEOP-2015-5.7.0 (Building energy development of Public buildings measure) had a budget of HUF 150 million. Supporting entities and projects had been decided according to the decree 1290/2015 (V.5). Annex I establishes that the maximum support is EUR 150 million/project. Normally, activities are supported in order to ensure the following U values levels for the building: walls 0.24 W / m2K, roof 0.17 W / m2K, glazing 1.00 W / m2K, wood or PVC window 1.15 W / m2K; etc.
Unlike in the previous years, there has been a strategic change in the government policy regarding public sector and municipal buildings refurbishment.
The main purposes are:
(1) Eliminate or minimize the resources spent by the public sector and the local government sector;
(2) Avoid the non-eligible fees. (which earlier could reach 5 - 10% / project);
(3) Reduce the risk of the failure of the proposal to avoid unnecessary costs;
(4) Improve cost-efficiency by avoiding the excessive costs in the feasibility studies.