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Apply for a loan with repayment subsidy for energy-efficient refurbishment of commercial buildings

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If you invest in the energy-efficient refurbishment of commercial buildings, you can apply for a loan with a repayment subsidy under certain conditions.

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) promotes measures to increase energy efficiency.
You can receive a loan of up to EUR 25 million for the following measures:

  • energy-efficient refurbishment of commercial buildings in accordance with the requirements of the Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV).

You will also receive funding for measures to prepare, implement and commission the subsidized measure, such as ancillary work or planning costs.

You will not receive funding

  • if you do not use the building exclusively for commercial purposes (for example, if you also live there),
  • if you rent or lease the building for residential purposes,
  • for vacation homes and apartments,
  • for commercial buildings used primarily for agricultural purposes,
  • for the costs of a heat generator based on oil as an energy source,
  • if you have already started the measure before submitting the application.

There is a benchmark for energy-efficient buildings, the KfW Efficiency Building Standard. The lower the number, the more efficient your building is and the less energy you need. The following standards are subsidized:

  • KfW Efficiency Building 70,
  • KfW Efficiency Building 55,
  • KfW Efficiency Building Monument.

The amount of the repayment grant depends on the KfW Efficiency Building standard of your measure:

  • KfW Efficiency Building 70: You receive a repayment subsidy of 27.5 percent of the loan amount. You can receive a maximum repayment subsidy of EUR 275 for each square meter of renovated net floor area.
  • KfW Efficiency Building 50: You receive a repayment subsidy of 20 percent of the loan amount. You can receive a maximum repayment subsidy of EUR 200 for every square meter of renovated net floor area.
  • KfW Efficiency Building Monument: You receive a repayment subsidy of 17.5 percent of the loan amount. You can receive a maximum repayment subsidy of EUR 175 for each square meter of renovated net floor area.

You will only receive the repayment subsidy once you have completed your project and provided proof of completion to KfW. To do this, you must prove

  • that you have used the money for the measure applied for,
  • that you have achieved the KfW Efficiency Building Standard.

You must keep all invoices and receipts relating to the eligible costs.

Applications for funding are processed by the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW).

You have no claim to approval of the funding.


Process flow

You must submit your application via a financing partner.

  • Plan your measure with an energy efficiency expert. Find an energy efficiency expert in your area on the website of the German Energy Agency (dena).
  • Fill out the confirmation of the application online - preferably together with your expert.
  • Talk to your financing partner (e.g. the bank where you would like to take out your financing) about including a promotional loan. They will advise you on which documents are required and will submit the application to KfW on your behalf.
  • Once KfW has approved your application, you will conclude a loan agreement with your financing partner.
  • As soon as you have received approval for your funding, you can start the construction work or conclude the purchase contract.
  • Depending on the progress of the construction work, your financing partner will pay you the loan in one lump sum or in installments.
  • Once you have completed the project, you must provide your financing partner with proof,
    • that you have spent the money from the loan on the planned measure and
    • that your measure meets the standard for KfW efficiency buildings.
  • Your financing partner checks and confirms your evidence and forwards it to KfW.
  • If KfW has also checked the evidence, you will receive the repayment subsidy as a credit to your loan account. This reduces your loan term.

Note:
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can apply for additional subsidies from the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) for advice from an energy efficiency expert.

Requirements

Applications may be submitted by

  • domestic and foreign commercial companies that are majority privately owned
  • freelancers, for example doctors, tax consultants, architects
  • Companies that provide (energy) services to commercial buildings as part of a contracting agreement

Further requirements:

  • You must be creditworthy
  • the building must be used for commercial purposes.
  • Your measure must meet the following standards:
    • KfW Efficiency Building 70
      or
    • KfW Efficiency Building 100
      or
    • KfW Efficiency Building Monument
Which documents are required?

You must submit the following with your application:

  • Confirmation of the application
  • Declaration of the size of your company
    • Simplified self-declaration for SMEs (KfW form number 600 000 0095) for independent companies without links to other companies
      or
    • Self-declaration SME (KfW form number 600 000 0196) with information sheet SME definition
  • When applying for financing with de minimis funding, the following information is also required:
    • Attachment "De-minimis" declaration of the applicant on "De-minimis" aid already received (KfW form number 600 000 0075)

Once you have completed your measure, you must submit the following documents:

  • Confirmation after implementation
What are the fees?
  • not applicable
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
  • Application: before the start of the measure
  • Loan drawdown period: within 12 months of loan approval, extension to a maximum of 36 months is possible.
  • Commitment fee: you pay no commitment fee in the first 12 months after approval
  • Proof of use of funds: within 15 months of full disbursement of the loan
Processing duration
  • for processing the application: usually 3 to 5 days

Note:
You can start implementing the measure immediately after you have been approved for funding.

Legal basis
Applications / forms
  • Forms: yes
  • Online procedure possible: no
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance required: yes (depends on the procedure with the financing partner)

Note:
You can obtain all the necessary documents from your financing partner. The KfW application is submitted by your financing partner.

Author
Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

Professionally released on

12.08.2020

Teaser

If you invest in the energy-efficient refurbishment of commercial buildings, you can apply for a loan with a repayment subsidy under certain conditions.

Process flow

You must submit your application via a financing partner.

  • Plan your measure with an energy efficiency expert. Find an energy efficiency expert in your area on the website of the German Energy Agency (dena).
  • Fill out the confirmation of the application online - preferably together with your expert.
  • Talk to your financing partner (e.g. the bank where you would like to take out your financing) about including a promotional loan. They will advise you on which documents are required and will submit the application to KfW on your behalf.
  • Once KfW has approved your application, you will conclude a loan agreement with your financing partner.
  • As soon as you have received approval for your funding, you can start the construction work or conclude the purchase contract.
  • Depending on the progress of the construction work, your financing partner will pay you the loan in one lump sum or in installments.
  • Once you have completed the project, you must provide your financing partner with proof,
    • that you have spent the money from the loan on the planned measure and
    • that your measure meets the standard for KfW efficiency buildings.
  • Your financing partner checks and confirms your evidence and forwards it to KfW.
  • If KfW has also checked the evidence, you will receive the repayment subsidy as a credit to your loan account. This reduces your loan term.

Note:
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can apply for additional subsidies from the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) for advice from an energy efficiency expert.

Requirements

Applications may be submitted by

  • domestic and foreign commercial companies that are majority privately owned
  • freelancers, for example doctors, tax consultants, architects
  • Companies that provide (energy) services to commercial buildings as part of a contracting agreement

Further requirements:

  • You must be creditworthy
  • the building must be used for commercial purposes.
  • Your measure must meet the following standards:
    • KfW Efficiency Building 70
      or
    • KfW Efficiency Building 100
      or
    • KfW Efficiency Building Monument

Which documents are required?

You must submit the following with your application:

  • Confirmation of the application
  • Declaration of the size of your company
    • Simplified self-declaration for SMEs (KfW form number 600 000 0095) for independent companies without links to other companies
      or
    • Self-declaration SME (KfW form number 600 000 0196) with information sheet SME definition
  • When applying for financing with de minimis funding, the following information is also required:
    • Attachment "De-minimis" declaration of the applicant on "De-minimis" aid already received (KfW form number 600 000 0075)

Once you have completed your measure, you must submit the following documents:

  • Confirmation after implementation

What are the fees?

  • not applicable

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

  • Application: before the start of the measure
  • Loan drawdown period: within 12 months of loan approval, extension to a maximum of 36 months is possible.
  • Commitment fee: you pay no commitment fee in the first 12 months after approval
  • Proof of use of funds: within 15 months of full disbursement of the loan

Processing duration

  • for processing the application: usually 3 to 5 days

Note:
You can start implementing the measure immediately after you have been approved for funding.

Legal basis

Applications / forms

  • Forms: yes
  • Online procedure possible: no
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance required: yes (depends on the procedure with the financing partner)

Note:
You can obtain all the necessary documents from your financing partner. The KfW application is submitted by your financing partner.

Author

Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

Professionally released on

12.08.2020

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