Online tool helps municipalities calculate energy efficiency gains
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.
For background on the role of German municipalities in the Energiewende, see the CLEW factsheet Small, but powerful – Germany’s municipal utilities.