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The Federal Cabinet today adopted the Long-term Renovation Strategy (LTRS), which was submitted by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The Long-term Renovation Strategy is an important instrument to increase energy efficiency in buildings. It also serves to implement EU law. The Renovation Strategy comprises a roadmap showing how to reach the energy and climate targets in buildings in Germany and lists measures to create incentives for the retrofitting of the building stock – both private and public residential and non-residential buildings – to make buildings more energy-efficient.

Economic Affairs Minister Altmaier said: “The Federal Government’s Long-term Renovation Strategy is another important instrument to further increase energy efficiency in buildings. We need to press ahead especially with the retrofitting of the building stock in both private and public buildings. For this purpose, the Renovation Strategy stipulates a clear roadmap with indicators and milestones that we can and must be judged by.”

According to EU requirements, every EU member state is obliged to submit a national renovation strategy to the European Commission. The member states’ strategies serve as a basis for the European Commission for the ‘renovation wave’ announced in the context of the European Green Deal.

The Long-term Renovation Strategy (in German) and further information can be found at: