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Subsidies Programme for Energy Saving (FES)- Munich (DE)

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Subsidies Programme for Energy Saving (FES)- Munich (DE)

Munich subsidises energy efficiency in new and existing buildings

Munich (1.378 million inhabitants) has been promoting energy efficiency in private and commercial buildings through a funding scheme targeted at house owners and the building and construction industry since 1989. Around 60% of Munich’s housing stock has a very high energy demand for heating and therefore, a high potential to save CO2 emissions.

The city of Munich gives €13.8 million into the fund yearly. Subsidies out of the fund cover a wide range of measures such as building insulation, heat generation and solar thermal systems. They start from 500 Euros and reach 50.000 Euros, e.g. for passive houses, and in exceptional cases, even 1 million for large-scale housing developments. All measures must fulfill the "quality standards of the city of Munich".

The success story of the funding programme consists in the fact that mobilised investments are 10 times higher than the subsidy input. Furthermore, the job sector is boosted; in 2009 and 2010 around 200 jobs were created or saved due to activities of architects and construction engineers. Last but not least, the funded measures lead to substantial energy and CO2 emission savings for the whole life span of the measures.

More information about Munich (DE)- Subsidies Programme for Energy Saving (FES) can be found here: http://www.klimabuendnis.org/munich.html

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Munich (DE)

Lessons learnt

Mobilised investments are 10 times higher than the subsidy input. Furthermore, the job sector is boosted; in 2009 and 2010 around 200 jobs were created or saved due to activities of architects and construction engineers. Last but not least, the funded measures lead to substantial energy and CO2 emission savings for the whole life span of the measures.

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czwartek, 28 Listopad, 2013

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czwartek, 28 Listopad, 2013