The German government’s goal is to achieve a climate-neutral building stock by 2045. Increasing energy efficiency also plays an important role in this. According to the Climate Protection Act, greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector are to be reduced by 43 percent by 2030 compared to 2020. In order to stimulate investments in energy efficiency measures, the German government has created various funding programmes in the building sector, in particular the CO2 Building Rehabilitation Programme of the BMWi, which is implemented by the KfW. Part of this programme, which ended on 30 June 2021, were the Energy-efficient Construction and Refurbishment in the Non-residential Buildings Sector funding programmes. The programmes funding covered the construction (or initial purchase) and complete refurbishment of municipal and social infrastructure buildings as well as municipal and commercial enterprises, including the implementation of individual measures to improve building energy efficiency.
TYPE AND SCOPE OF SERVICES
Together with the Wuppertal Institute, Arepo evaluates the Energy-efficient Construction and Refurbishment in the Non-residential Buildings Sector funding programmes implemented by KfW for each of the funding years 2019, 2020 and 2021 (by 30 June). The evaluation is carried out in accordance with the Federal Budget Code (BHO). Project management and responsibility lies with Arepo. Furthermore, Arepo is in charge of the development of the evaluation concept, the implementation of the performance review and the contribution to the evaluation of the National Action Plan on Energy Efficiency (NAPE) and the European Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).