New subsidy program drives energy-efficient construction with wood

New subsidy program drives energy-efficient construction with wood

The European Union has clear targets and also requires the construction industry to significantly reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. Energy efficiency plays a key role in achieving ambitious climate protection targets. Wood, for example, is ideally suited for energy-efficient construction and will receive greater federal support in the future. Through a new subsidy program, builders can get low-interest loans if they meet the requirements.

To reduce global warming, construction must also become more energy efficient. If it goes thereby after the will of the European Union, then the emission of the greenhouse gases is to be lowered by the year 2030 on 55 per cent under the values from the year 1990. By the year 2050, the output should even be completely zero. "Against this background, anyone who calls for the KfW subsidy for the EH40-NH efficiency house to be suspended in Germany has failed to recognize the signs of the times.", warns Peter Aicher, president of Timber Construction Europe, the European umbrella organization of the carpentry and timber construction trade. Although the evaluation system could still be improved and optimized in the area of resource efficiency. "But we must stick to the EH40-NH standard." Because in house building, not only the construction phase is important, but also the utilization phase.

Energy-efficient construction reduces building energy consumption

Whether renovating existing buildings or constructing new ones, building energy efficiency plays an important role in achieving climate targets. Buildings account for 35 percent of total energy consumption in Germany. That is 30 percent of the total CO2 emissions. Therefore, it is only logical that the federal government promotes energy-efficient construction. Architects and builders are already planning and building with the future in mind. In addition, energy-efficient properties have a higher market value. Timber construction in particular can also do valuable work. Wood as a building material is not only a carbon store, but also has very good insulating properties. With wood, not only can energy consumption be reduced, but also the environmental impact.

New subsidy program helps building with wood

To the 1. March 2023 the new funding program "Climate-friendly new construction" will come into force (KFN) of the Federal Government in force. With appropriate proof of sustainability criteria, builders can get a low-interest loan [| 20. "Modern timber prefabricated houses have all the prerequisites for the new KFN subsidy and can be planned to be eligible for subsidies on request," explains Georg Lange, Managing Director of the German Prefabricated Building Association (BDF). "Who would like to become acquainted with the newest generation of prefabricated houses, can experience and visit these eligible and particularly future-safe homes in the prefabricated house worlds of our federation live."

Building is not possible without wood.

But the same mistake as with the passenger car all on batteries have set without considering the consequences of the silicon promotion! Now everything is to be built in wood!

True, wood stores CO2, but only as long as it is in the forest.

If then no more forest stands one can mount then yes a PV plant

How does one then dispose of the wooden houses if the z.B. be demolished after 30 – 40 years? Then such a house consists only of ca. 6-10% of wood!

There are building projects like aerated concrete which are lime-bound and proven even lifelong CO2 absorb and bind permanently! In addition, manufacturers are confident that in the near future they will be able to reuse old aerated concrete from demolition sites in the production of new products.

There are certainly also other products and therefore not always put everything on 1 card& and always use the right lever!

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