Positions

BDH: Association for Climate Protection and Energy Efficiency

Ambitious European and German climate protection targets require rapid solutions to achieve them. The German heating industry offers technical solutions for actually achieving the 2030 target in the building sector - reducing CO2 emissions from 118 million tonnes to 67 million tonnes. A large part of this reduction can be achieved by modernising outdated heating systems and by decarbonising the energy sources in the heating market. Further potential can be realised through measures on the building envelope. However, this requires an equally ambitious funding strategy from the federal government, which in turn serves the goal of dynamising Germany's modernisation markets, which have been stagnating for years. If this does not happen, the climate protection goals will become difficult to achieve.

Concerning the creation of the regulatory framework and the funding strategy, the BDH stands by the following principles:

  • Regulatory law for new buildings: yes, with simultaneous waiver of regulatory constraints for the renovation of existing buildings
  • A steady and attractive policy of incentives for stock building renovation
  • Technology and energy neutrality while avoiding technology subsidies and technology requirements and / or discrimination of individual energy sources
  • Deregulation and simplification of the regulatory law

BDH: Competent partner in the energy and economic dialogue

A central task of the BDH is to bring the technical and commercial competence of the German heating industry into a dialogue with policy-makers. This permanent dialogue with the Federal Government, the relevant federal ministries and the deputies of the German Bundestag of all parties, in addition to the above-mentioned basic questions, also concerns the design of the specific legal framework, i.e. the relevant laws and regulations.

 

BDH: Focus on Europe and international markets

The international nature of the German heating industry is constantly increasing: more than 60% of total sales are generated in markets outside Germany. The German heating industry takes a leading international position in terms of technology. This also applies to the sales and the number of employees.

The BDH vision in the technological field is to further disseminate the state of the art offered by member companies internationally. This happens not least through trade fair engagements in the Russian Federation, in China (ISH / CIHE), in Ukraine and from 2019 at the Interclima, Paris.

To accompany the international activities of the German industry, the BDH promotes international technical norms and standards. In addition, the BDH applies for federal participation in leading fairs in foreign markets, usually accompanied by congresses, symposia and market studies.