This voluntary initiative came from Green economy policies, practices and initiatives
Renewable Energies Heat Act
Description/achievement of initiative
Source: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany
The new Renewable Energies Heat Act entered into force on 1 January 2009. It stipulates that owners of new buildings must cover part of their heat supply with renewable energies. This applies to residential and non-residential buildings for which a building application or construction notification was submitted after 1 January 2009.