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Press release 220 / 2017-06-29: 60.3% of residential buildings completed in 2016 wholly or partly heated by energy from renewable sources

WIESBADEN – Heating systems which use renewable energies were installed in 60.3% of the just under 110,000 residential buildings completed in 2016. 37.6% of the residential buildings completed were primarily heated by energy from renewable sources. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that renewable energies ranked second among primary energy sources after gas, which was used for heating purposes in 52.9% of the new buildings. Together, the other energy sources (for instance district heating, oil and electricity) accounted for 9.5%.

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