The BDH is involved in the following organizations

The alliance for energy efficiency of buildings (geea)

The alliance for energy efficiency of buildings (geea) is a cross-sector alliance consisting of leading representatives from the industry, research, professional trade, planning, business, supply of energy and finance. The objective of geea is to improve the energy efficiency of buildings in Germany using policy recommendations and specific measures on the part of the business.

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BDI initiative "Energy efficient buildings"

The BDI initiative "Energy efficient buildings" is an alliance of companies and associations, with the objective of discussing issues connected to building renovation comprehensively, of jointly developing framework conditions and identifying practical ways to utilise energy-saving potentials. The members of the initiative also want to contribute in making Germany a pioneer in the field of climate protection.

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Association of the European Heating Industry (EHI)

The BDH is active at the European level as part of the EHI. The EHI represents and promotes the common interests of 39 companies who are market leaders and 13 associations in the European thermal comfort sector, of manufacturing advanced technologies for heating in buildings, including: Rooms (boiler, electric and fuel driven heat pumps, micro-CHP), heating controls and components, heat storage and heat emitters (heating elements, embedded surface heating and cooling systems), renewable energy (solar thermal energy, geothermal energy, biomass). The industry has a total sales of more than 20 billion Euros and employs 120,000 people.

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EEBus initiative

The EEBus initiative is Europe’s leading initiative in the area of the Internet of things. Together we specify the data, you intend to share with other market participants in the future. With a consistent focus on standardization, we make cross-domain and technology independent interoperability possible for everyone.

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Building Forum Climate Neutral

With the Building Forum Climate Neutral, the German Energy Agency has initiated a central contact point for climate-neutral building and renovation. The aim of the Building Forum is to support experts in the building sector in their role as a driving force for climate protection and energy transition in the building industry. To this end, the platform provides quality-assured expertise on climate-neutral buildings and neighbourhoods at www.gebä Together with the growing network of partners from chambers and associations, regional energy agencies and the scientific community, impulses are generated and knowledge is multiplied.

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Fuel cell initiative

The fuel cell initiative (IBZ) is the competence center for fuel cell heating appliances in the household energy supply sector. The core objective of IBZ is to anchor fuel cell heating as an important pillar for the success of the energy transition in the heating market. The initiative is supported, among others, by the Federal Association of the German Heating Industry (BDH) and the branch initiative Zukunft ERDGAS. The German Gas and Water Association (DVGW) and the National Organization for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW) are supporting the initiative as cooperation partners.

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