Assessing energy renovation and heat transition options for the least-performing building types in Hungary

Thursday, 30 May 2024, 11:00 - 13:00 (CEST)

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Join us for a webinar on Hungary's least performing buildings and discuss strategies for transitioning to cleaner heating solutions. Dr. Tamás Csoknyai will present his study, examining the financial and technical challenges posed by these buildings, primarily single-family homes made of adobe or brick and heated with inefficient systems.

Key Issues:

  • Building Condition: The study focuses on homes in rural areas with outdated heating systems, such as individual room heaters, biomass, and gas.
  • High Intervention Costs: Addressing the inefficiencies in these buildings involves higher-than-average costs.
  • Energy Pricing Dynamics: Current energy pricing and regulatory frameworks, particularly concerning solar power, pose significant challenges.
  • Social Equity: Ensuring the financial situations of lower-income households need to be prioritised to promote a just transition.


  • Opening Remarks: Claudia Canevari – Head of Unit, Energy Efficiency Policy and Financing, EC Directorate-General for Energy
  • Study Presentation: Dr. Tamás Csoknyai – Associate Professor at Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)
  • Panel Discussion:
    • Louise Sunderland – Managing Principal at The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)
    • Anikó Pálffy – Energy Efficiency Policy Lead at the Hungarian Energy Efficiency Institute
    • Morgan Henley – EU Heating Sector Decarbonization Campaigner at Bankwatch

The report: Heat transition options for the least performing buildings of Hungary



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