Checklist: Renovating listed buildings

The Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) supports the energy-efficient renovation of buildings worthy of preservation.

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1. Talk to experts

At the beginning you should consult a recognised expert (KfW-Effizienzhaus Denkmal). This is also a prerequisite for KfW funding. You can find the right experts on the website of the German Energy Agency (dena).

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2. Funding criteria

Listed buildings worthy of funding must meet certain KfW criteria. For example, energy consumption after renovation may only be 60 percent higher than that of comparable new buildings.

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3. Simplified funding criteria

If the targeted energy consumption cannot be achieved due to high requirements on the part of the building conservation authorities, KfW offers less strict funding conditions.

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4. Funding

A KfW “Effizienzhaus Denkmal” (listed efficiency house) is supported with a loan of up to 100,000 euros per housing unit, depending on the scope of the planned renovation. Furthermore, a repayment subsidy and a non-repayable investment grant are also possible. More information can be found on the KfW website under “Effizienzhaus Denkmal”.

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