On Thursday 25 November, the Brussels Government approved on first reading the new RENOLUTION grant system
The RENOLUTION grants are the new blanket term for energy grants, home renovation grants and façade embellishment grants. The RENOLUTION grants will come into effect on 1 January 2022.
For 2022, the joint budget for the grants has been increased to 53.6 million euros. This way, the current attractive terms can be maintained. While working out the terms of the RENOLUTION grants, we are striving for continuity for all target groups, and more in particular for low-income groups, for which the aim is to finance at least 50% of the energy work costs. Applications for the unified RENOLUTION grants will be treated by the competent administrations, Urban and leefmilieu.brussels/environnement.brussels.
The RENOLUTION grants will come into effect as of 1 January 2022 and will only be formally accessible via IRISbox, the Brussels Capital Region's digital one-stop shop, as of 1 March 2022.
This transition period will be necessary for the government to definitely confirm the regulatory aspects of the reform and to allow the administrations to set up the new system.
The new standardised system will make it possible to apply for a grant within twelve months after the date of the invoice balance for the works. The old system of home renovation grants and façade embellishment grants will be revoked on 31 December 2021. From 1 January until 1 March 2022, it will not be possible to file new applications.
The invoice balances for works dated in that period can be treated from 1 March 2022 onwards according to the terms of the new RENOLUTION grants. Only the grant applications with regard to the old energy grant system 2021 can still be submitted after 1 January 2022 for invoice balances with a 2021 date.
This administrative improvement is part of the RENOLUTION strategy, which aims to reduce the average energy consumption in homes to a third of what it is now by 2050. This RENOLUTION will impact the air pollution, will improve the comfort of Brussels inhabitants and will enable us to achieve our climate goals, seeing as buildings are the biggest source of direct greenhouse gas emissions in Brussels.
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