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Source: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Around 35 percent of all of Germany’s final energy is consumed in buildings, primarily for heating and hot water. The federal government wants to have a climate-neutral building stock by 2050. To achieve this goal, more energy-efficient buildings and a higher proportion of renewable energies in heat consumption are required. With the new “Federal Funding for Efficient Buildings” (BEG), a core element of the national climate protection program 2030, the federal government will be restructuring its energetic building funding from 2021 Contribution not only to climate protection, but also safeguards numerous jobs in medium-sized companies, the construction industry and craft. In the first half of 2020, loans and grants totaling 14.5 billion euros were committed in the energy-efficient construction and renovation programs alone. According to KfW calculations, this triggered investments of up to 38.5 billion euros. However, we cannot rest on this success if we want to achieve our climate goals. That is why we are modernizing and simplifying our funding offer for efficient buildings. ”The previous programs for promoting energy efficiency and renewable energies in the building sector – including the CO2 building renovation program and the market incentive program for the use of renewable energies in the heating market – will be modernized and simplified with the new BEG and further developed funding offers bundled. The BEG consists of three sub-programs, each of which is offered in a grant variant or a loan variant. The programs support the full renovation and new construction of residential buildings (BEG WG) or non-residential buildings (BEW NWG), as well as individual measures on residential and non-residential buildings (BEG EM). Torsten Safarik, President of BAFA: “From January 2021, individual measures at BAFA federal funding for efficient buildings can be applied for. This year, BAFA paid out more than half a billion euros for renewable heat in the building sector to the citizens – with our attractive funding rates, I am confident that we will get a further boost for the heating transition in 2021. At the same time, we have realized a wish that has been expressed many times: in future, every applicant will be able to view the processing of their application online. ”On January 1, 2021, BAFA will start grant funding for individual measures in the BEG EM sub-program. Measures on the building envelope, system technology, renewable energies for heating, heating optimization as well as specialist planning and construction supervision in connection with an individual measure are funded. The BEG NWG and BEG WG (grant and loan variant) as well as the BEG EM in the loan variant are planned to be implemented by KfW in summer 2021. Ingrid Hengster: “KfW has been promoting the energy efficiency of buildings on behalf of the BMWi for more than 15 years. During this period, around 6 million residential units – 15 percent of all apartments in Germany – were energetically improved or newly built in the residential area alone. This shows that the incentives for investing in energy efficiency in buildings are effective. With the BEG, the already very successful promotion of energy efficiency in buildings will be continued and strengthened in order to further increase the renovation rate in the building sector. “When deciding which measures should be implemented, the” Energy Advice for Residential Buildings (EBW) “and the” Energy advice for non-residential buildings, facilities and systems (EBN) ”with a grant of 80 percent. Applications for funding must be submitted to BAFA before the start of the measure. The new EBN guideline will replace the funding for “Energy Advice for Medium-Sized Enterprises (EBM)” and “Energy Advice for Non-Residential Buildings by Municipalities and Non-Profit Organizations (EBK)” from January 2021. Further information can be found at www.bmwi.de/Redaktion/DE/ Dossier / energiewende-im-gebaeudbereich.html and www.machts- efficient.de

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