News Digest Item
02 May 2018

Single family houses in Germany consume much more resources than apartment houses – study

Erneuerbare Energien

Manufacturing the materials used to build an average single family house in Germany consumes about the same amount of energy as heating an average four-person household for 20 years, Nicole Weinhold writes in renewable energy magazine Erneuerbare Energien. According to a study by the Münster University of Applied Sciences, the area used for residential building and transport infrastructure has grown by over 20 percent since 1992 to nearly 50,000 square kilometres.

Read the article in German here.

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