Baltic Energy Efficiency Network for the Building Stock



According to recent statistics Lithuania has around 3.37 Million inhabitants.

Approximately 800,000 of the 1.3 million households live in one of more than 30,000 multi-apartment residential buildings.

The majority of the Lithuanian population (66%), live in multi-apartment buildings constructed in the period from 1960-1990.

Population:  3.37 Mio.
Number of multi-family buildings: 38,000
Total number of flats:
1.3 Mio.
Number of flats in multi-family buildings: 800,000
Number of flats per 1000 inhabitants: 385
Ownership share: 97%

Since 1990 Lithuania has been privatising apartments in multi-family buildings. Currently, 97% of the housing stock is privately owned and only 3% of apartments belong to local municipalities and are used as social housing stock.

Institutions responsible for housing are the Ministry of Environment and the Housing and Urban Development Agency (HUDA), which administrates housing refurbishment programmes.

The principal documents for housing sector and refurbishment of the multi-family buildings, are:


The BEEN project is part-financed by the European Union (EU). Lead partner is the Berlin Government, Senate Department for Urban Development, Germany. The project is organized by the project coordinator:

- Housing Initiative for Eastern Europe (IWO) e.V.
- Initiative Wohnungswirtschaft Osteuropa (IWO) e.V.
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10117 Berlin, Deutschland

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