Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2009
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives
Policy Target:Buildings>New buildings
Agency:KfW; Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Legal References:KfW 2010; Federal Statistical Office (FS5, R1-Z2006); Prognos model; techem 2009
Funding:Funds for interest rate subsidy and investment grants were provided by the national budget until 2010; in 2011 funds were provided by national budget as well as by the Energy and Climate Fund and since 2012 exclusively by the Energy and Climate Fund.

For the construction of new buildings (housing) – including buildings replacing existing ones – the funding takes the form of low-interest loans (as of 1 April 2016, fixed interest rates over a period of twenty years). In addition, repayment grants amounting to 10% and 5% are respectively made available for buildings that meet the criteria of the two most energy-efficient categories of buildings under the 2009 Energy Saving Ordinance (40% and 55% of the annual primary energy consumption).Funding of new buildings which exceed the prevailing building standard: KfW energy-efficient building 70, 55, 40 and low-energy building standard. Financing is provided to a maximum of €50,000 per residential unit, to a maximum of 100% of the eligible costs. Continuation of the KfW Ecological Construction Programme.

25 Energy Efficiency Recommendations Applied:Buildings

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