Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2004
Policy Type:Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation, Information and Education>Information provision, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies
Policy Target:Buildings>Existing buildings, Buildings>New buildings, Buildings>Building Type>Non-residential, Buildings>Building Type>Residential, Multi-Sectoral Policy
Agency:Austrian Energy Agency
Funding:Approximately EUR 7 million/year
Description:The klima:aktiv programme, running from 2004 to 2012, is overseen by the Ministry of Environment and managed by the Austrian Energy Agency. The programme aims to support energy eefficiency and increased use of renewables in all sectors of the economy through direct grant support, information, and advice. The programme has four target groups: 1) Energy efficiency and buildings 2) Mobility 3) Communities 4) Renewable Energy These four categories comprise 22 sub-programmes, aimed at technology and service markets. They develop technological and organisational solutions able to compete on the market, take care of innovative quality standards, and promote training of all relevant professional groups. 8 sub-programmes in the energy efficiency & buildings category aim at: -reducing heating costs and CO2 emissions through the reconstruction and modernisation of tourist enterprises, office buildings and business centres -the modernisation of large residential buildings -supporting ecological new buildings with passive-house technology -encouraging energy-saving in households through widespread campaigns -assisting companies in optimising their energy use -providing energy performance contracting to optimise energy consumption in federal buildings -supporting large-scale buyers in purchasing energy-efficient appliances -providing information on energy-efficient products Within the Mobility category, the eco-driving initiative also aims to promote a fuel-efficient driving style. The programme also trains klima:activ experts, for example fuel saving advisors, expert advisors, modernising managers. The programme is publicly visible, and will be present at about 1500 events in 2008 - 2.5 million customer contacts, half of them active enquries, are estimated for 2008.

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