The aim of the project was to assess the labour market impact of a broad programme of buildings’ retrofit in Poland. Potential economic benefits of a retrofit policy such as GDP increase or lower overall energy consumption are visible only in the long run. Assessing potential effects on the labour market, already visible in the medium term may contribute to increasing social and political support for initiatives related to energy efficiency improvement.
In the analyses conducted within the Project we assessed the demand for labour and skills resulting from thermal insulation programmes, as well as the impact of different potential retrofit programs on unemployment and social cohesion on the regional and nationwide level in Poland.
The project was funded by a grant from the European Climate Foundation.