Energy retrofits in muncipalities

RENEWS KOMPAKT Issue 47 / Examples from Germany

Heat accounts for the largest share of energy demand in Germany, and most energy is consumed in buildings. A heat transition in the building sector is therefore crucial, but the obstacles are often social, not technical. Municipalities are a good place to start because some of the social issues are easier to address there; communities are where people engage. In addition, municipal governments can serve as role models and also encourage the private sector through networking and special incentives.

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