The project analysed financing conditions for energy retrofits by condominium owner associations (COA) in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. Increasing the rate of energy saving refurbishments in the residential building stock is one of the key aims of German climate policy. Considering the high number of dwellings possessed by COA, there has been very little research on energy refurbishment activities in this owner group in comparison to others (e.g., public housing associations or cooperatives). Recent studies tend to indicate below-average refurbishment activities. One reason for this could be COA-specific financial barriers for energy saving measures. Based on a geographically differentiated analysis of the dwelling stock situation, current conditions and relevant trends within the field of financing energy retrofits in COAs were investigated based on surveys among property managers. Particular focus was given to public support programs, also in comparison to other federal states.
Lerbs, Oliver, Lena Jaroszek and Markus Teske (2015), Finanzierungsbedingungen der energetischen Gebäudesanierung durch Wohnungseigentümergemeinschaften in Baden-Württemberg, L-Bank, Karlsruhe, Mannheim. Download