Press Nearly 65% of residential buildings completed in 2017 are wholly or partly heated by energy from renewable sources

Press release No. 195 of 4 June 2018

WIESBADEN – Heating systems which use renewable energies were installed in 64.6% of the just under 110,100 new residential buildings completed in 2017. In 43.3% of the new residential buildings, renewable energies were the primary or, in other words, mainly used energy source. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that renewable energies ranked second among primary energy sources after gas (47.4%). Together, the other energy sources (for instance district heating, oil and electricity) accounted for 9.3%.

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