Active in the interests of quality assurance
Energy-efficient building refurbishment is a complex task requiring the know-how and commitment of experts in a number of phases: analytic advice on energy at the beginning, then the planning of measures, support during construction and finally monitoring after completion. dena provides a number of services to strengthen the expertise of the specialists involved and to consistently maintain high-quality results: the Climate-neutral Building Forum developed on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz, BMWK), the Database of Energy Efficiency Experts and numerous online tools. After all, the intended results will only be achieved if the measures are planned and implemented by professionals.
Advice on energy from a holistic perspective
Before starting consultation and planning, dena recommends viewing a building individually and as a system. This is because a variety of measures may be appropriate, depending on the building’s condition. For instance, homeowners can replace the heating system, integrate renewable energy sources, improve the efficiency standards of the building envelope and windows or combine a number of measures as part of a general refurbishment. Experienced and independent experts can help to clarify which solution is ideal for the specific building. Here, the specialists consider the wishes of the homeowner and their financial resources, as well as the range of available subsidisation programmes.