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Source: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

19/10/2020 – Joint Press Release – Economic Policy

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Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier: “Covid-19 is here and will stay for the next few months. In addition to what each individual can do to avoid infection, we also have to equip our buildings in such a way that there are as few infections as possible. That is why we are now quickly helping the municipalities and federal states to equip their air conditioning and ventilation systems in such a way that contamination can be avoided. With this we want to contribute to more protection against infection in public buildings – for the employees as well as the citizens who stay in the buildings. “BAFA-President Torsten Safarik:” When visiting public buildings and meeting places, people have to be especially safe from infections be protected with the corona virus. With the new funding, existing systems can be converted or upgraded and thus be a building block for effective infection protection. In spring, BAFA implemented the BMWi funding program for protective masks and their preliminary products quickly and unbureaucratically. The new program is part of the comprehensive package of measures that Federal Minister Altmaier initiated to combat the pandemic and its consequences. “Air conditioning systems (RLT systems) supply rooms with fresh and recirculated air and can thus make an important contribution to containing the corona -Give virus. The eligible measures not only include the acquisition and installation of filter technology with virus protection function, but also extensive conversion measures. For example, the conversion of a circulating air system to a supply air system can be promoted. The addition of measurement technology to improve the control of the system is also promoted. Financial subsidies are granted for the corresponding conversion and upgrading of stationary air conditioning systems. The grant amounts to 40 percent of the eligible expenditure, but a maximum of 100,000 euros per system. The federal government is making a total of 500 million euros available for funding. Municipalities, states, universities and public companies are eligible to apply. Funding applications can be submitted until December 31, 2021; the guidelines can be found here (PDF, 122 KB).

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