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Dena's pilot project 'efficient homes'

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In 2003, the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - the German Energy Agency - initiated the pilot project ”Efficient Homes” As part of the project, over 140 buildings have so far been refurbished for high energy efficiency (in some cases highly innovative passive house components were used) and now reach an energy requirement as much as 50 percent lower than the level required in new buildings.

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N. Pillen, German Energy Agency, Chausseestrasse 128a, 10115 Berlin, Germany

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Start date - End date

Sunday, 1 January, 2006

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The dena pilot project is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs (BMVBS), by BASF AG, and by the National Association of the German Energy and Water Industry (bdew).