Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2009
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Loans, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Economic Instruments
Policy Target:Solar Thermal, Bioenergy>Biomass for heat, Geothermal>Heat
Policy Sector:Heating and Cooling
Size of Plant Targeted:Small
Agency:KfW; Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
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.

The KfW energy-efficient rehabilitation programme for residential buildings offers long-term, low interest loans for rehabilitation or refurbishment measures aimed at reducing energy consumption, or the acquisition of a newly rehabilitated or refurbished building. Repayment grants are also provided if the home meets high KfW Efficiency House standards. In this context, provision of heating from biomass, heat pumps, and solar thermal sources are supported through the programme.

This record supersedes:CO2 Building Restructuring Programme (CO2 Gebäude Sanierungsprogramm)

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