Associations call on government not to soften building energy efficiency standards with planned law
Several associations and NGOs have called on economy minister Peter Altmaier and interior and building minister Horst Seehofer not to soften existing energy efficiency standards with the planned Building Energy Law (GEG). In a joint letter, Environmental Action Germany (DUH), the German Industry Initiative for Energy Efficiency (DENEFF), the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) and others expressed their “hope for a GEG that adequately takes into account the ‘efficiency first’ principle and furthers climate protection in the building sector in consideration of cross-sector energy transition goals”.
Find the letter in German here.
For background, read the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and Efficiency.