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Energy Guides

The ‘Energielotsen’ (Energy Guides) in the Hannover region (around 672,000 inhabitants in proKlima municipalities) in Germany are architects or engineers who consult clients on energy efficiency measures for buildings during the whole construction or refurbishment process. Regarding new build, the programme provided financial support for around 300 very energy-efficient new homes from 2005 to 2010. In the area addressed by the proKlima fund, 3,255 new homes were constructed between 2005 and 2010 and proKlima has provided financial and technical support for 11.1% of them. In 2010 alone, almost 70 new buildings and more than 100 existing buildings undergoing energy-efficient refurbishment received financial support for Energy Guides.


  • Aydin, Vera (Lead author)
  • Andritzky, Paul (Author)
  • Thomas, Stefan (Reviewer)

References and further reading


  • Location:
    Hannover Germany

  • Types of policy:
    • Energy advice & assistance during design and construction
    • Energy audits & advice & assistance during retrofit

  • Implementation period:
    1998 to present

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