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.
Dena's pilot project 'efficient homes'
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Start date - End date
Sunday, 1 January, 2006
Source of funding
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).