The German Ministry for Economy and Technology has extended the deadline for the energy efficiency improvement consultations for existing dwellings "Vor-Ort-Energieberatung" until end of 2014. The consultation is supported with 300 Euro from the state with additional 50 Euro if electricity issues are included. Thermography or airtightness tests can be integrated in the consultations as well. Building owners receive an expertise concerning the thermal improvement of the building envelope and suggestions for making the heating system more energy efficient.
The expertises are made by qualified and independent energy consultants for private persons and small to medium enterprises. Supported are consultations for homes built before 1994. Additional information and a list of consultants can be found here.