Report D2.1 on framework conditions presents an overview of policy strategies, measures and instruments related to heating and cooling (HC) equipment. It identifies the main replacement drivers and barriers, and presents success stories of HC replacement projects/instruments in each project region, which can potentially be replicated. And the report identifies five key challenges for the implementation of RHC replacement, e.g. better awareness of end-consumers for more informed decisions, and regulatory provisions that give a clear planning horizon and milestones for a complete phase out of fossil fuelled and inefficient heating systems.
Countries covered by the report are Austria, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, and Spain.