Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2006
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives, Regulatory Instruments, Policy Support
Policy Target:Buildings
Agency:Ministry of the Environment
Funding:?1.78 billion before 2010
Description:In January 2006, Austrias federal and state governments announced a programme to reduce the climate impacts of housing. Under the deal, residential buildings must clearly exceed regulatory standards to qualify for state funding. The agreement includes an initial insulation standard of 65kWh per square metre, falling to 25-45 kWh/m2 by 2010. It also introduces new incentives for use of renewable heating systems. Total funding available is to remain at ?1.78 billion. The programme is expected to generate 10,000 additional jobs.

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