The German government has set the goal of reducing the primary energy demand of buildings by 80 percent by 2050 when compared to 2008. This energy efficiency strategy for buildings together with the climate action plan has further embedded the goal of an almost climate-neutral building stock by 2050. However, the costs and effort of renovations are at present often too high for homeowners to achieve a market dynamic. Complex regulations, shortcomings in implementation, small-scale ownership structures of buildings, and personnel shortages in the construction industry pose further challenges.
From the Netherlands comes a promising approach to increasing renovation quotas while also increasing the level of renovation. As part of Energiesprong, a government-financed market development programme, housing associations and construction companies were brought together in order to convert large volumes of similar buildings with prefabricated facade and roof elements into zero-energy houses. This work was done within a matter of days. Recently, work has begun in Germany to implement this programme.
Based on this example, we would like to discuss with you the prospects for success and possible obstacles to energy-efficient building refurbishment in an expert workshop on Thursday, 22 March.
Please register for the event through the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org