Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:International, National
Date Effective:2014
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Auditing, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Tax relief, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Loans, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Policy Support, Economic Instruments, Regulatory Instruments, Regulatory Instruments>Monitoring, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D), Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology deployment and diffusion
Policy Target:Buildings, Buildings>Building Type>Residential, Buildings>Existing buildings, Residential Appliances>Space heating, Energy Utilities, Industry, Multi-Sectoral Policy, Industry>Energy management, Buildings>Building Type, Buildings>Building Type>Industrial, Industry>Industrial processes, Industry>Industrial products, Industry>Industrial subsectors>Energy-intensive, Industry>Industrial subsectors>Cross-industry, Industry>Industrial subsectors, Industry>Industrial subsectors>Light manufacturing, Industry>Industrial subsectors>Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), Industry>Industrial equipment>Pumps, Industry>Industrial equipment>Boilers, Industry>Industrial equipment, Residential Appliances
Agency:Federal Bureau of Energy Efficiency (Bundesstelle für Energieeffizienz)
Evaluation:Annex II -,property=pdf,bereich=bmwi2012,sprache=de,rwb=true.pdf#page=34

The National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) is a requirement of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED, 2012/27/EU). The Plan includes energy use and efficiency targets and reports on efforts and progress to date.


  • average annual increase of 2.1% in macroeconomic energy productivity from 2008 to 2020 
  • reduce primary energy consumption from 2008 levels by 20% by 2020 and by 50% by 2050

Results to date:

  • Energy savings of 2 246 PJ by 2016 (993 PJ between 1995-2007 and 1 253 PJ between 2008-2016)

Measures and actions:

  • Quality control and optimisation of existing energy consultancy services to support energy efficiency consulting for refurbishment plans of entire buildings, including groups of owners. Target savings: 4 PJ of primary energy consumption.
  • Tax incentives for energy efficiency refurbishment targeted at improving energy efficiency and renewable heat usage in residential buildings (target date Q1 2015). Target savings: 40 PJ of primary energy consumption.
  • CO2 Building Refurbishment Programme has been extended to increase funds available through the soft loan programmes to EUR 2 billion, with an additional EUR 300 million/year. The programme is now extended to commercial and communal properties, as well as residential. Target savings: 12.5-51.5 PJ of primary energy consumption
  • Pilot Energy Efficiency Tenders "Step Up!" is a pilot phase (2015-2018) for energy efficiency tenders to take place in a variety of sectors, e.g. IT servers, heat pump replacements. Total funding EUR 315 million from 2015-2018.
  • Increased guarantee provision for long-term energy efficiency contracting to EUR 2 million over three years starting from 2015. Target savings: 5.5-10 PJ of primary energy consumption
  • KFW Energy Efficiency Programme has been extended to include two new levels of access to the programme (“Starter” programme at 10% energy savings, and the “Premium Standard” at 30%). The programme supports private sector energy efficiency improvements through soft loans. Target savings: 29.5 PJ of primary energy consumption
  • Energy Efficiency Network Initiative targets the creation of 500 “Energy Efficiency Networks” by 2020 to provide implementation frameworks and tools for the government’s energy efficiency plan at a local level. Target savings: 74.5 PJ of primary energy consumption
  • Top-Runner Initiative plans to push for increased energy efficiency in supply chains and product development through the creation of higher standard at a national level and the granting of EUR 6 million in research support. Target savings: 85 PJ of primary energy consumption
  • Mandatory energy audits requires large companies to perform a full certified energy audit of their activities by the end of 2015. Target savings: 50.5 PJ of primary energy consumption
  • National energy efficiency labelling for old heating systems requires heaters and boilers to be given an energy efficiency grading during the existing mandatory chimney-sweep visits. Owners of boilers considered too old or inefficient under the scheme will receive advice on potential upgrades. Target savings: 10 PJ of primary energy consumption
25 Energy Efficiency Recommendations Applied:Industry, High-efficiency industrial equipment and systems, Buildings, Appliances and equipment, Cross-sectoral, Data collection and indicators, Cross-sectoral, Industry, Industry, Energy management, Cross-sectoral, Strategies and action plans, Industry, Energy efficiency services for SMEs, Industry, Complementary policies to support industrial energy efficiency

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