Under the future house umbrella, dena is carrying out a number of projects for improving building energy efficiency ranging from the development and introduction of the "Efficient House" quality mark for residential buildings, via dena's nationwide project to provide copybook examples of energy efficient building refurbishment right across Germany, to consumer information campaigns.
"zukunft haus" ("future house").
Energy efficiency projects for the building sector
The building sector, accounting for around 40 percent of final energy demand across the EU, is the largest consumption sector. As a consequence, energy-efficient building refurbishment has the potential to generate huge energy savings.
Under the future house umbrella, dena is carrying out market-oriented projects supported both by the Federal government and by major commercial partners. For instance, dena has introduced the "Efficient House" quality mark, so establishing the first reliable and commercially usable energy certification system for housing. dena is also promoting the use of energy services, in particular contracting, by Federal government and publicly owned properties.
These technical activities are being backed up by intensive public relations work: dena is making sure that the message is communicated to consumers, specialists and the media by press releases, events and publications.
dena's future house projects have a major impact on the market because they are strengthening consumer demand for energy-efficient services and products and, by targeted information campaigns and further advisory services, direct this demand to the right channels. At the same time, information and support is provided to specialist groups, enabling them to respond to this consumer demand with appropriate services.