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04/14/2014 | Online tool from Bosch helps optimize the energy balance in buildings

To coincide with the energy efficiency campaign "Die Hauswende" by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Federal Ministry of Building, and various associations, Bosch Thermotechnik is providing its extensively revised home configurator at This online tool now offers an even better overview of the steps that homeowners can take to bring the energy technology in their homes up to date.
The background to this is that almost two thirds of the approximately 15 million single- and two-family dwellings in Germany date from a time when standards for thermal insulation in buildings were not yet in place. The German government is looking to use its current campaign to accelerate the energy-efficient renovation of these buildings and move closer to achieving the ambitious target of making buildings in Germany virtually climate-neutral by 2050. This doesn't just benefit the environment - homeowners can cut energy consumption by over 75 percent thanks to energy modernization steps.

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