65% reduction of the personal tax for budget invested in the implementation of energy efficiency measures in existing building. The scheme started in 2008 with an impressive growth in applications, and it is considered by the industry as a major measure in these economically depressed phases. The schemes support energy efficiency measures, as well as the installation of solar thermal systems.
Conto Termico is a new scheme started in early 2013 that supports the adoption of energy efficiency and solar technologies for individuals and public buildings. Also innovative solutions, like solar cooling and ground coupled heat pumps, are funded within the scheme.
Calls for energy efficiency and renewable integration in buildings are published by the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Economic Development and local authorities based on availability of funds. Specific funds are dedicated to the depressed area of southern Italy.