Rate of building renovation way to low
House owners in Germany are not improving their properties to more energy efficient standards fast enough for the country to meet its efficiency targets, German Energy Agency Dena said in a release. “Our figures show: An acceleration of energy efficiency in the heating sector is not noticeable. The pressure to act is therefore increasing,” Dena head Andreas Kuhlmann said. If the reduction in heating demand continues at the current rate, the country will miss its goal to reduce demand by 20 percent by 2020 compared to 2008 by two years, Dena said. Kuhlmann called for an increase in incentives for energetical renovation.
Find the Dena press release here.
Read the CLEW dossier Taming the Appetite for Energy for details on Germany’s efficiency efforts.