News Digest Item
08 Aug 2016

"The future lives in Reinickendorf"

Der Tagesspiegel

While the city state of Berlin is to become climate neutral by 2050, Reinickendorf, one of the city’s boroughs, is well on its way to meeting that target, Gerd Nowakowski reports for Der Tagesspiegel. In the past eight years 13,500 apartments in the area have been renovated at a cost of 500 million euro, transforming a huge 40-year-old building complex into the biggest low-energy housing estate settlement in Germany. This has been accomplished with hardly any increase in rents for tenants, because of the savings on the previously above average heating costs in the flats, the article says.

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