10,000 people are already living in Climate Protection developments in North Rhine-Westphalia. This brochure presents 53 of the completed estates. The range of developments includes new housing estates with individual owners as well as construction projects as part of subsidised housing schemes, private apartments, homes for the elderly and cooperative building projects. The installed energy supply options range, for example, from wood pellet heating systems, and heat pumps through to ice storage concepts.
As early as 1997, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia issued a state-wide appeal entitled „Building with the Sun – 50 Solar Housing Estates in North Rhine-Westphalia“, thereby initiating an innovative project to make intensive use of solar energy. As a follow-up project, the unique ”100 Climate Protection Estates in North Rhine-Westphalia“ project was developed in 2009 in a collaboration between the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and EnergyAgency.NRW. The project focuses on reducing the energy consumption of and CO2 emissions from residential buildings. For the first time, CO2 emissions were used as an assessment criterion to support the energy transition in the building sector. Thus, as a pioneer in energy-efficient housing development, North Rhine-Westphalia is supporting Germany‘s climate protection targets of a 55% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030 relative to 1990, and climate neutrality by 2050.
Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Gries
Leiter Themengebiet Wärme, Gebäude / Leiter Netzwerk Energieeffizientes und solares Bauen
Leiter Themengebiet Wärme, Gebäude
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