Regional Round Table Baden-Württemberg

What motivates and hinders energy refurbishments

Findings from the workshop in Baden-Württemberg

Needs                                                                             Obstacles

Homeowner associations
  • Exchange with neighbors + notice board
  • Good (telephone) accessibility of the property management and the advisory board
  • Quick action by the property management in urgent circumstances
  • Clarification of necessary next steps
  • Reduction of service charges
  • Good understanding of the problem and being taken along
  • Improving the quality of living
  • Include e-mobility and other wishes
  • Experts provide information and consults at the owners’ meeting
Homeowner associations
  • Superficial knowledge, different opinions, lack of willingness to innovate
  • Fear of botched solutions
  • Costs, dirt, noise, duration of renovation –> use of the property
  • Little incentive for low-income households (e.g. elderly widows)
  • House cost increase too high
  • Information documents are lacking and do not raise awareness of the issue
Property management
  • Finding experts with HOA experience
  • Larger supply of general contractors
  • One-Stop Shops
  • Train advisory boards on energy efficiency topics
  • Checklists and information documents suitable for recipients
  • Condominium-appropriate individual roadmaps incl. management, lift, underground parking, fire protection
  • Simplified graphic representation of the role and task of the administration
  • Transparency and compliance with the legal framework
  • Information about funding opportunities
Property management
  • Lack of professional judgment (e.g. analyzing offers by energy counselors)
  • Project management competence: coordination (financing, funding, implementation)
  • Redevelopment-friendly HOA law (e.g. circulation procedure)
  • Lack of knowledge about financing options
  • Convincing co-owners and length of the decision-making process
  • Who does the individual roadmaps for HOAs
  • Obtain three offers (shortage of skilled workers)

Further information

One- Stop-Shop in Böblingen | Presentation by Tatjana Lehmann | Böblingen Energy Agency
WEG loan financing | Presentation by Ulrike Kaiser-Feil | L-Bank
Information material from the Böblingen Energy Agency | Easier refurbishment together in homeowners’ associations
Toolbox für energetische Sanierungen von Wohnungseigentümer*innengemeinschaften (CO2Online)
Compliance options EWärmeG for residential buildings Baden Württemberg
Background information Contracting

Useful Links

Funding database of the federal government
Video: Successful refurbishment in condominium owners’ associations | Speaker: Karolin Borchert, KUNZE Beteiligungen und Verwaltung GmbH
Search for craftspeople in your area: Search engine with only craft businesses that are registered in a guild.
Funding search engine “Germany does it efficiently.”
Funding search engine of the BINE
Funding search engine by febis Service GmbH
Funding database for municipalities from the Climate Protection and Energy Agency Baden-Württemberg
Find an advisor near you: Bonus for an iSFP Building Rehabilitation Roadmap

Outlook for upcoming events

Second round of round tables (online)