In order to meet the targets of the Federal Government’s Energy Concept by 2050, it is necessary to save roughly 60 percent of the final energy through energy-efficient measures.of building envelopes and heating systems. Together with the use of renewable energy sources, this can lead to an 80-percent reduction in the use of fossil energy – as laid out in the Federal Government’s Energy Concept. So far, however, a noticeable upturn in the refurbishments market has not taken place – for a variety of reasons. For instance, the owners are irritated by frequent changes in the eligibility conditions. The complexity of refurbishment processes and the mixed messages broadcast by various market actors merely compound the issue.
dena founded the Allianz für Gebäude-Energie-Effizienz (geea), Alliance for Building Energy Efficiency, to help the energy transition progress in the building sector. It is a cross-sectoral alliance of leading companies, associations and organisations in the area of construction and energy that now numbers over 30 members. It therefore pools the expertise and standing of leading providers from the building and energy sectors, from skilled trades and the scientific community, to develop a uniform strategy that will reinvigorate the sluggish refurbishments market.
geea aims to improve the framework conditions needed to precipitate a significant expansion of energy-efficient building refurbishment. Among geea’s central tasks is to provide the various industry players (e.g. in systems technology, skilled trades, insulation and window industries, etc.) with a united voice vis-à-vis policy makers. After all, the energy transition can only succeed if the right regulatory framework and subsidies for individual measures are put in place.