More heat, less CO2: A home for climate protection

so Far, building a climate killer. The want to change the environment help and tenants ' Association: money, information and relief for tenants and landlords.

More heat, less CO2: A home for climate protection

so Far, building a climate killer. The want to change the environment help and tenants ' Association: money, information and relief for tenants and landlords.

Who will be house well renovated, and will soon have more energy, and save money photo: Reuters

BERLIN taz | If the transport is "the problem child" of climate protection, such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) says, then, is the real estate area of the building: About 40 percent of the energy in Germany in the building sector consumes, the CO2 emissions have decreased for the past ten years. Even the government believes, therefore, that you will achieve with your actions, the own goals, only about half.

in Order to transform the building of climate-killers in saving cans, calls for a coalition of environmental and tenant activists, now a reversal of the trend: With 25 billion euros a year, a mandatory information campaign and other cost-sharing between tenants, landlords and the state, the creation of a "total concept for climate protection and Social sustainability in Housing", requested on Thursday, the German environmental aid (DUH) and the Deutsche Mieterbund (DMB).

"The coalition needs to improve the climate-protection legislation in the building area, so that the climate goals will be met", called the DUH-Vice chair Barbara Metz. DMB-Geschäftsführr Ulrich Ropertz turned against the energy-efficient renovation as a "scapegoat for the rent increases. The major cost drivers are land prices and construction costs, but not the compliance with energy Standards.“

With a 10-point Plan to make DUH and DMB real estate to climate activists: Instead of 4 billion euros a year, as previously planned, to support the rehabilitation of up to 25 billion. The money should go directly to landlords who renovate their buildings. You should also cost in the future, not 8, but only 4 percent of the renovation are allowed to kill on the rent.

in addition, the building should be in efficiency classes from A to F divided: The sooner will be renovated and the worse the building class, the more support it should give. Owners of real estate should be obliged to inform about rehabilitation opportunities, the promotion by the state-owned Bank KfW is to be freed of red tape.

the end of the Oil heaters, which is foreseen in the climate package to 2026, should apply immediately. New gas heaters will be prohibited from 2025 and renewable heat networks are to be converted. The current promotion set "fossil structures in the heat sector in decades," complained Metz. New buildings and renovations will have to be sharp KfW-Standards built in, so the stock up to 2050, climate would be neutral.

This would have to be renovated each year, about 3 percent of the building energy experts have calculated that. Currently, this Rate is, however, less than 1 percent. And the higher CO2 price, the the new climate protection law, ab 2021, to meet only the tenant, so Ropertz: "the lessee shall pay The premium for more expensive Oil or Gas."

The pressure for more climate protection in the building sector is also from the point of view of the state-owned German energy Agency (dena) enormous: Due to the long lead of the investment "breaks in 2030 tomorrow," said dena CEO Andreas Kuhlmann to the climate package. Basically, the dena-experts welcome the measures in the climate protection law, the insistence but also to higher speed and additional measures.

The reason is simple: Even with all the measures from the climate change package the climate protection target for 2030 in the building sector is achieved, only about half. This is the result of an estimate of the industry Alliance is "Alliance for building energy efficiency". Instead of the required 72 million tonnes of CO2 sector by 2030 to emerge in the Building according to the current plans, still 87 million tonnes of climate gases.

Updated Date: 23 January 2020, 16:00

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