Country:Germany
Year:2009
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2009
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Industry
URL:http://www.bmwi.de
URL:http://www.bmvi.de
Description:

The purpose of the Heating Costs Ordinance, which is based on the Energy Savings Act (EnEG), is the creation ofincentives to encourage economical use of energy by means of consumption-based metering and billing of heatingand water heating usage. With the coming into force of the revised version of the Ordinance on 1 January2009 the consumption-based component of the billing of heating costs increased to 70 % for certain buildings.This should create additional incentives for energy-saving and thus also for reduction of CO2 emissions in thebuildings sector. In addition building owners are obliged to record, for connected heating systems by 1 January 2014 at the latest, the percentage of energy consumption accounted for by water heating, in principle by meansof a heat meter. In addition the provisions of the Heating Costs Ordinance create an incentive to comply with the so-called low-energy building standard (thermal heat requirement of less than 15 kWh/M²) in the constructionor redevelopment of apartment buildings.

25 Energy Efficiency Recommendations Applied:Buildings, Improved energy efficiency in existing buildings, Buildings

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