All costs incurred in connection with the installation of a new, efficient heating system using renewable energies or the implementation of individual energy-related measures are eligible for funding, both for private and municipal, industrial and commercial applicants.
Funding is available for:
- Gas condensing boilers "Renewable Ready".
- Gas hybrid systems
- Heat pumps
- Biomass systems
- Solar thermal systems
- Innovative heating systems based on renewable energies
- Local and district heating
- Construction of building networks
- Ventilation systems
- Thermal insulation of walls, roof surfaces, basement and floor ceilings
- Renewal of windows and exterior doors
- Summer thermal insulation
- Optimization of existing heating systems
- For residential buildings: Efficiency Smart Home
- For non-residential buildings: installation of measurement, control and regulation technology, room cooling and lighting systems
- Expert planning and construction supervision
The funding rate is 20 percent for "Renewable Ready" gas condensing boilers, 30 percent for gas hybrid systems and solar thermal systems, and 35 percent for heat pumps, innovative heating systems based on renewable energies, RE hybrid heating systems, and biomass systems, in each case pro rata to eligible investment costs. An additional subsidy bonus of 5 percent is possible if the emission limit value for particulate matter in biomass systems does not exceed 2.5 mg/m3. For the construction of a building network or connection to a heating network with a minimum share of renewable energies of 25 (55) percent, the subsidy rate is 30 (35) percent of the eligible investment costs. The subsidy increases by 10 percentage points if an old oil heating system is decommissioned and replaced by a gas hybrid system, a heat pump, an innovative heating system based on renewable energies, a RE hybrid heating system or a biomass system.
The funding rate for ventilation systems, thermal insulation, replacement of windows and exterior doors, summer thermal insulation, heating optimization, Efficiency Smart Home (residential buildings only), and measurement, control and regulation technology, room cooling and lighting systems (non-residential buildings only) is 20 percent.
If a renovation measure is implemented on the basis of an individual renovation roadmap (iSFP) funded via the "Energy Advice for Residential Buildings" (EBW), the respective funding rate is increased by an additional five percentage points (iSFP bonus). However, the measure must be implemented within a maximum period of 15 years after the iSFP has been drawn up.
The maximum amount of eligible investment costs is EUR 60,000 per residential unit per year in residential buildings and EUR 1,000 per square meter of net floor area, and a maximum of EUR 15 million in total for non-residential buildings per property per year.
The funding rate for specialist planning and construction supervision is 50 percent of the eligible costs. Eligible costs for specialist planning and construction supervision are capped at EUR 5,000 for single-family and two-family houses, and at EUR 2,000 per residential unit for multi-family houses with three or more residential units, for a total maximum of EUR 20,000 per commitment/grant notice.
Funding for the above-mentioned measures is provided in accordance with the binding minimum technical requirements set out in the funding guidelines.
There is no legal entitlement to the subsidy.
Applications for the grant are processed by the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA).