The German Federal Government wants to provide financial incentives totalling several billions of euros for energy-saving measures, as was confirmed in a resolution passed by the German Federal Cabinet in Berlin a couple of weeks ago. According to the resolution, the Bundesregierung wants to invest up to three billion euros in incentives for the renovation of buildings in the future in order to achieve its climate protection objectives by 2020. The package of measures adopted by the cabinet is planned to be launched in 2015 and should initially be implemented for a period of five years. Before this can happen, however, it needs to be approved by the individual Federal States of Germany.

AGPU has welcomed the resolution on the climate package. In fact, the working group and a number of other associations have already been demanding the implementation of appropriate measures in order to meet these ambitious energy-saving targets for quite some time. Last year, for example, Axel Gedaschko, the President of the Federal Association of German Housing and Real Estate Companies (GdW), emphasised the importance of tax incentives for the implementation of the energy transition at the Prowindo Industry Gathering in Berlin. These demands to the world of politics were also repeated at the press conference held at the fensterbau/frontale 2014, a specialist window, door and facade exhibition in Nuremberg and in the talk given by Andreas Hartleif, Chairman of the Board of VEKA AG, at the AGPU Colloquium.

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