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Municipalities in focus: Evaluating the Local Authorities Guideline (LAG) within the National Climate Initiative (NCI) of Germany: challenges and findings

authors: Kenkmann, T. | Schumacher, K. | Eisenmann, L. | Muckenfuss, L. | Schmolck, B. | Zieger, J.
Year of publication: 06 / 2020

Germany has approximately 11,000 municipalities which can make a significant contribution towards achieving national climate targets. The Local Authorities Guideline (LAG) of the German National Climate Initiative (NCI) has been…

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Evaluating the renewable heating and efficiency obligation for existing buildings – insights into the mechanisms of mandatory building requirements

authors: Pehnt, M. | Weiß, U. | Fritz, S. | Jessing, D. | Bürger, V. | Kenkmann, T. | Lambrecht, K. | Steinbach, J.
Year of publication: 07 / 2019

Germany’s third largest state, Baden Württemberg, was the first to mandate the installation of renewable heating technologies in 2008. Owners of a heating system need to employ a minimum share of renewable energy of 15% of the heat…

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Instruments to achieve reductions in energy consumption through sufficiency: Financial impacts for households and distributional considerations

authors: Cludius, J. | Fischer, C. | Kenkmann, T. | Schumacher, K. | Fries, T. | Brischke, L.
Year of publication: 09 / 2018

Behave 2018: F5. Policy implementation and evaluation II

Results from a current project for the Federal Environment Agency (FKZ 37EV 16 124 0)

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How to make energy efficiency policies in buildings deliver?

The role of refurbishment companies and skilled craft workers

Year of publication: 06 / 2018

Presentation by Dr. Sibylle Braungardt and Tanja Kenkmann, IEPPEC 2018, Vienna, 26th June.

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How to make energy efficiency policies in buildings deliver?

The role of refurbishment companies and skilled craft workers

Year of publication: 06 / 2018

In 2015, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy published its Energy Efficiency Strategy for Buildings, based on the goal of achieving a virtually climate-neutral building stock by 2050 in line with the Federal Government’s…

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Contribution of Renewable Cooling to the Renewable Energy Target of the EU

authors: Braungardt, S. | Bürger, V. | Zieger, J. | Kenkmann, T.
Year of publication: 06 / 2018

This report collects background information on current and future cooling demand in the EU as well as renewable cooling technologies and discusses possible methodological approaches for calculating renewable cooling in the RES-Directive.

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How to end energy poverty? Scrutiny of current EU and Member States instruments

authors: Schumacher, K. | Cludius, J. | Förster, H. | Hünecke, K. | Kenkmann, T. | van Nuffel, L.
Year of publication: 07 / 2015

Policymaking to alleviate energy poverty needs to find a balance between short-term remedies and the resolution of long-term drivers of energy poverty. EU policy might need to work towards a) finding a definition of energy poverty; b)…

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Laying down the pathways to nearly zero-energy buildings

A toolkit for policy makers

authors: Kranzl, L. | Toleikyte, A. | Müller, A. | Hummel, M. | Heiskanen, E. | Matschoss, K. | Rohde, C. | Kockat, J. | Steinbach, J. | Regodón, I. | Boneta, M. | Pagliano, L. | Pietrobon, M. | Armani, R. | Bürger, V. | Kenkmann, T. | Georgiev, Z. | Paunova, D. | Nolte, I. | Atanasiu, B. | Marian, C. | Lapillonne, B. | Sebi, C. | Zahradník, P. | Karasek, J.
Year of publication: 11 / 2014

The objective of the ENTRANZE (Policies to Enforce the Transition to nearly Zero-Energy Buildings in the EU-28) project was to actively support policy making by providing the required data, analysis and guidelines to achieve the fast and…

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Cross-analysis on Member-States´ plans to develop their building regulations towards the nZEB standard

authors: Atanasiu, B. | Maio, J. | Staniaszek, D. | Kouloumpi, I. | Kenkmann, T.
Year of publication: 01 / 2014

The objective of the ENTRANZE project is to actively support policy making by providing the required data, analysis and guidelines to achieve a fast and strong penetration of nZEB and RES-H/C within the existing national building stocks.…

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Contribution of Renewable Cooling to the Renewable Energy Target of the EU

authors: Kenkmann, T. | Bürger, V.
Year of publication: 06 / 2012

This renewable cooling policy report intends to support the dissemination of renewable cooling technologies. It provides an overview of the situation, technologies and potential for cooling from renewable sources and identifies key areas…

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Decentralized, Resource-Saving, Efficient: Building Blocks for a Sustainable Energy Supply

authors: Kenkmann, T. | Timpe, C.
Year of publication: 01 / 2012

During the summer of 2011, the German government decided with the so-called “energy turnaround” to discontinue the use of nuclear power and to shift the provision of energy to renewable energy sources, step by step. Moreover, the…

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