-Energy efficiency rental fee and other agreements with tenants,
-technical measures (temperature on demand,
-communication measures and advisory activities to reduce energy consumption through consumer behaviour.
Impact for the area
The expected primary energy savings in the EU-GUGLE pilot district are up to 65%.
The envisaged actions are eligible examples of energy efficient retrofitting and have a great potential for immediate replication, first for the other residential buildings from the municipality and GEWOGE (370 dwellings from a stock of over 7 000 are directly involved), but also for many private houses, especially for listed buildings that have to be renovated in the near future.
Some of the buildings in Aachen have to be refurbished while the inhabitants are staying in the houses. Many have been living there for a very long time and they have relatively low rents. Under the German law, costs for energy saving measures can increase the rental fee by a certain amount and give the owner a payback deadline. This is very difficult in the houses with low income residents. Some other buildings will be refurbished while the tenants are not in the houses, so the possibilities to adapt the rental fee to the new standard are easier. In the project different ways will be checked and their impacts analyzed. The activities are aiming also on the task to reduce energy demand by increasing the information and the transparency of energy use.
Read more here: North-Aachen.