Do you want to save energy in your historic building? And do you not know where to start and what the possibilities are, and how to get the permits and financing in order? The Green Menu provides answers to all these kinds of questions.
The platform “The Green Menu” has been developed by De Groene Grachten in 2014 and serves as a national knowledge platform to inspire and activate homeowners to renovate their buildings in a sustainable way, with specific attention for heritage. A green menu for century old houses, farms, windmills, churches, fortresses, and manors has proven successful in the Netherlands. On this website we give homeowners the best possible insights into the possibilities, financial schemes, regulation and advantages of sustainable refurbishments.
In 2020 heritage, sustainable retrofitting and energy efficiency specialists from Slovenia, Portugal and the Netherlands, supported by EIT Climate-KIC, have joined forces in a pan-European project on sustainable heritage that is helping to make complex renovation of historic residential buildings easier, more attractive and scalable. As a part of this project the approach and Green Menu platform were expanded and adapted for the Portuguese and Slovenian context. These new platforms were launched online on December 10th 2020. The goal is to expand the platform across Europe.