Amecke, Hermann; Neuhoff, Karsten; Novikova, Aleksandra; Stelmakh, Kateryna; Deason, Jeff; Hobbs, Andrew: Using Tax Incentives to Support Thermal Retrofits in Germany, CPI Report. CPI Report. 2011.
The German government has committed to reducing the primary energy demand of buildings by 80% by 2050 and to attaining a thermal retrofit rate of 2%. Achieving both goals will require deep thermal retrofits across the existing building stock. To meet this challenge, the government is exploring what role tax support options could play in encouraging thermal retrofits and ensuring that they deliver the necessary energy performance.