There is a rift over the public support for energy renovation initiatives in year-round homes from the Energy Agency’s Building Pool, and there are many indications that more money should be set aside for the Building Pool.
While 91,000 home owners queued to apply for the pool last year, a study conducted by the global expert in energy efficiency, Schneider Electric, shows that 65 percent of Danish home owners do not know about the public support at all.
In light of the energy and climate crisis, the arguments for energy renovating the home and saving on both the energy bill and CO2 emissions have rarely been more eye-catching.
Public subsidies are also available for energy renovation of year-round homes. From 2020 until 2026, the Danish Energy Agency has allocated approximately DKK 2.5 billion to the Building Pool, which aims to create savings in energy consumption in year-round homes, and the other day opened The Danish Energy Agency up for this year’s application process, where DKK 121 million will be distributed.
The problem is that there is a great deal of competition for the funds from the Building Pool, which means that many home owners have to look far for a helping hand – and this despite the fact that the majority of Danish home owners do not know about the public support at all. This is shown by figures from DR and a study carried out by the global expert in energy efficiency, Schneider Electric, which concludes that 65 percent of Danish home owners do not know about the support, despite the fact that 91,000 sat in a queue when applications for the Building Pool were opened last year.
“It is encouraging that so many want to apply for the Bygningspuljen to climate-renovate their home, but the figures also clearly show that the pool should be reconsidered. I don’t even dare to think how many people would be waiting in line if far more people knew about the public support,” says Schneider Electric’s Danish Vice President Thomas Andersen, and continues:
“The Danes are clearly ready to comply with the politicians’ call for community spirit in this energy crisis and save energy by, among other things, climate-renovating the home, but this also obliges the other way round – the politicians should rethink the Building Pool, so that many more Danes can get a helping hand to renovate the climate and save both energy, money and CO2.”
The energy crisis calls for climate renovation
With soaring energy prices, galloping inflation and cold months ahead, energy renovation has never been more relevant than right now. However, the high inflation means that many Danish families have to resort to very large savings measures in order to keep the economy afloat at all, and this makes it difficult to set aside extra budgets for e.g. air conditioning renovation.
“If you can’t afford the full-scale renovation, a good place to state, for example, might be to make your home intelligent with a smart home solution. Here, among other things, you can save up to 25 percent on heat consumption via heating automation. The cheapest and greenest energy is the one we don’t use – and the solutions for energy renovation are ready,” says Thomas Andersen.
If you are interested in applying for support from Bygningspuljen, you can read more about what concrete support is given for and find instructions for applying at spanerergi.dk.
Source: IT-Kanalen by it-kanalen.dk.
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