Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bavaria requieres new Government Buildings to meet passive house standard

Second Cabinet approves plan for more efficient energy standards for public buildings / Interior Minister Herrmann: "reduced energy-efficient design and construction of energy demand of buildings considerably / concept for the construction of state-Licher energy efficient property state buildings makes sustainable / Free State as a public client performs a role model," the video statement
The Council of Ministers has today decided to continue in government buildings a much more efficient than standard power to lay the basis previously. Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann: "The Bavarian energy plan, energy innovation ', we have set ourselves ambitious goals. Remain even after the phasing out of nuclear energy and the transition to renewable forms of energy, energy must be safe, affordable and environmentally friendly. Against the background of the energy revolution, today's decision of the Cabinet on energy standards for state buildings has ripple effect on our efforts to save energy. It is an important contribution to increasing energy efficiency and thus to achieve the Bavarian climate goals. "
The concept approved by the Cabinet of the Minister of the Interior states that new administrative building of the Free State on a regular basis on the basis of the passive house standard run. So apply for future government buildings such as building offices, tax offices, survey offices and police stations also highest in terms of energy efficiency requirements. Moreover, the concept before the Interior Ministry that the government planned construction projects - both new construction and in the inventory - the requirements of the Energy Conservation Act 2009 must be less about the building envelope in general at least 30 percent. The higher requirements are not only exceptionally be applied if the individual economic, technical or user-related reasons to the contrary. In a pilot phase, selected individual special buildings - such as the Institute building - to be built into the sophisticated passive house standard. In this complex new buildings scientific monitoring for evaluation and evaluation will be consulted.
Interior Minister Herrmann: "Our concept for more efficient energy standard, we make the government building for the future. In addition, the Free State shall be a public visible client's true role model. "Interior Minister Herrmann pointed out that flow into Germany more than 30 percent of the energy in the heating of buildings. In Bavaria, the heat supply causing almost 30 million tonnes, about 35 percent of energy-related CO2 emissions."Through energy-efficient design and construction can the energy demand of buildings is significantly reduced. Also, given the significant share of energy costs in state budgets, I believe it is essential to consider the cost of construction based on a synopsis of investment and operating costs, including environmental costs, "said the Minister. The passive house standard reduces the current state of the art - thanks to an optimized and highly efficient building envelope technology - the energy requirements of buildings to a minimum. Associated costs in the investment of an average of eight percent are covered by long-term savings in energy costs. The shortfall of EnEV requirements by 30 percent leads to additional costs of up to two percent.
Already in 2008, the State Building Authority was established in Bavaria because of a cabinet decision in anticipation of the future EnEV 2009, their stringent requirements for state construction projects. Herrmann: "The new regulations, we are today in terms of future requirements for the construction on a major step back and take it to other federal countries