News Digest Item
30 Nov 2016

Online tool helps municipalities calculate energy efficiency gains

German Institute for Urbanistics

The German Institute for Urbanistics (Difu) has launched an online tool to help German municipalities calculate the economic impacts of refurbishing buildings to modern energy efficiency standards. The “value creation calculator” processes data on the building stock and rennovation measures, and provides links to local companies that can carry out the work, Difu says in a press release. Municipalities can use the calculator to project how supporting specific projects will influence tax revenues, business profits and employment.

Read the press release in here and find the value creation calculator in here (both in German).

For background on the role of German municipalities in the Energiewende, see the CLEW factsheet Small, but powerful – Germany’s municipal utilities.

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