Economy | Consumption

Employment effects and needs for vocational training and qualification in the field of energy-saving building refurbishment

Summary and action recommendations


The buildings sector accounts for about 40% of final energy consumption in Germany, and by far the largest part of this is due to old buildings. In total, more than 80% of the final energy consumed in households is used for space heating and hot water (Federal Statistical Office 2010). Implementing the economically worthwhile measures for reducing energy consumption in the buildings sector would permit at least a 20 percent reduction in Germany‟s total emissions by 2020 (McKinsey 2007).

Series
Umwelt, Innovation, Beschäftigung | 02/2011
Number of pages
31
Year of publication
Author(s)
Franziska Mohaupt, Dr. Wilfried Konrad, Michael Kress, Prof. Dr. Karin Rebmann, Dr. Tobias Schlömer
Abstract
Language
Englisch
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Project No. (FKZ)
3709 14 104
Publisher
Umweltbundesamt
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