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Apply for funding for energy consulting for residential buildings

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If you opt for an energy consultation for residential buildings, you are entitled to a subsidy of 80 percent. Approved energy consultants will apply for the funds on your behalf.

The "Federal funding for energy consulting for residential buildings" program of the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) is available for residential buildings. It is aimed at

  • Owners of single and multi-family homes,
  • homeowners' associations,
  • Beneficial owners and
  • leaseholders and
  • and tenants.

Funding is provided for consultancy costs amounting to 80 percent of the eligible consultancy fee:

  • a maximum of EUR 1,300 for detached or semi-detached houses and
  • a maximum of EUR 1,700 for residential buildings with 3 or more residential units

Homeowners' associations receive a bonus of EUR 500.00 if the results of the consultation are presented at a special meeting (e.g. at an advisory board meeting or a homeowners' meeting).

The funding program is handled by an energy consultant. They apply for the funds themselves. The energy consultant receives the energy consulting subsidy from BAFA and issues you with an invoice reduced by the subsidy amount.

The results of the consultation must be presented by the energy consultant in an energy consultation report, preferably an individual renovation roadmap (iSFP). He or she will hand this over to you and explain it to you.
Funding is provided in accordance with the provisions of the de minimis regulation if the owner of the residential building is a company as defined in the recommendation concerning the definition of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.


Process flow

You commission a licensed energy consultant to carry out an energy consultation for residential buildings.

  • The energy consultant then submits a grant application for your residential building via the BAFA online portal and receives a grant notification.
    • To submit the application online, the energy consultant must log in with their user account.
    • If the energy consultant does not yet have a user account, he/she must register with BAFA ("consultant recognition")
  • The energy consultant now has a maximum of 9 months to carry out the consultation and hand over and explain the energy consultation report to you.
  • The energy consultant will issue you with an invoice for the consultancy service, reduced by the subsidy.
  • After the explanatory meeting, which can also be held by telephone with your consent, you and the energy consultant must sign the declaration of use. The energy consultant submits this to BAFA for review together with the invoice and the energy consultancy report.
  • Finally, the grant is paid out to the energy consultant.
Requirements
  • Only energy consultants who have been approved by BAFA on the basis of their professional qualifications are eligible to apply.
  • An energy consultation for residential buildings comprises at least the following steps:
    • an on-site data survey,
    • the preparation of an energy consulting report (in particular an individual renovation roadmap) and
    • handing it over and then explaining it to you as the person receiving the advice.
  • A subsidized energy consultation can only be claimed if
    • the building is located in Germany,
    • the building application for the residential building was submitted at least 10 years ago,
    • the building is primarily used for residential purposes and falls within the scope of the Building Energy Act (GEG).
  • As an advised person, you must pay your own contribution.

Funding is excluded if

  • you as the person being advised are yourself approved as an energy consultant for this funding program,
  • you are the spouse or partner of the energy consultant,
  • the residential building is majority-owned by the federal or state government,
  • the owner is a company that does not meet the requirements for micro-enterprises and SMEs,
  • the owner of the building is a company that could rely on its own staff with the qualifications required for approval,
  • the energy consulting company has only a proportionate ownership interest in the residential building,
  • the recipient of the advice has itself been approved by the approval authority as an energy advisor for the funding program;
  • the recipient of the advice is a company over whose assets insolvency proceedings have been applied for or opened,
  • the recipient of the consultancy is a company that has received de minimis aid totaling at least EUR 200,000 (EUR 100,000 in the case of companies in the road transport sector) in the current year and in the previous two fiscal years, including the funding under these guidelines,
  • the recipient of the advice is a company that is otherwise excluded under Article 1 of the de minimis Regulation.
Which documents are required?
  • Data on the advised person
  • Data on the consulting object
  • After the energy consultation has been carried out, proof of use must be submitted. This consists in particular of
    • the energy consultant's invoice,
    • proof of payment of the personal contribution by the person receiving the advice,
    • the energy consultancy report and
    • the signed declaration of proof of use
What are the fees?

There are no costs for you when applying.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
  • The energy consultation must be completed after a maximum of 9 months (approval period). In the case of an additional explanation of the energy consultancy report to homeowners' associations or advisory boards, the approval period is a maximum of 2 years.
  • The complete proof of use documents must be submitted to BAFA within 3 months of the end of the approval period.
Processing duration
  • Application processing takes a maximum of 1 week
  • The processing of proof of use documents usually takes 4 weeks
Legal basis
Appeal
  • Contradiction
Applications / forms

- Forms: no

- Online procedure: yes

- Written form required: yes

- Personal appearance required: no

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

Professionally released on

09.08.2021

Teaser

If you opt for an energy consultation for residential buildings, you are entitled to a subsidy of 80 percent. Approved energy consultants will apply for the funds on your behalf.

Process flow

You commission a licensed energy consultant to carry out an energy consultation for residential buildings.

  • The energy consultant then submits a grant application for your residential building via the BAFA online portal and receives a grant notification.
    • To submit the application online, the energy consultant must log in with their user account.
    • If the energy consultant does not yet have a user account, he/she must register with BAFA ("consultant recognition")
  • The energy consultant now has a maximum of 9 months to carry out the consultation and hand over and explain the energy consultation report to you.
  • The energy consultant will issue you with an invoice for the consultancy service, reduced by the subsidy.
  • After the explanatory meeting, which can also be held by telephone with your consent, you and the energy consultant must sign the declaration of use. The energy consultant submits this to BAFA for review together with the invoice and the energy consultancy report.
  • Finally, the grant is paid out to the energy consultant.

Requirements

  • Only energy consultants who have been approved by BAFA on the basis of their professional qualifications are eligible to apply.
  • An energy consultation for residential buildings comprises at least the following steps:
    • an on-site data survey,
    • the preparation of an energy consulting report (in particular an individual renovation roadmap) and
    • handing it over and then explaining it to you as the person receiving the advice.
  • A subsidized energy consultation can only be claimed if
    • the building is located in Germany,
    • the building application for the residential building was submitted at least 10 years ago,
    • the building is primarily used for residential purposes and falls within the scope of the Building Energy Act (GEG).
  • As an advised person, you must pay your own contribution.

Funding is excluded if

  • you as the person being advised are yourself approved as an energy consultant for this funding program,
  • you are the spouse or partner of the energy consultant,
  • the residential building is majority-owned by the federal or state government,
  • the owner is a company that does not meet the requirements for micro-enterprises and SMEs,
  • the owner of the building is a company that could rely on its own staff with the qualifications required for approval,
  • the energy consulting company has only a proportionate ownership interest in the residential building,
  • the recipient of the advice has itself been approved by the approval authority as an energy advisor for the funding program;
  • the recipient of the advice is a company over whose assets insolvency proceedings have been applied for or opened,
  • the recipient of the consultancy is a company that has received de minimis aid totaling at least EUR 200,000 (EUR 100,000 in the case of companies in the road transport sector) in the current year and in the previous two fiscal years, including the funding under these guidelines,
  • the recipient of the advice is a company that is otherwise excluded under Article 1 of the de minimis Regulation.

Which documents are required?

  • Data on the advised person
  • Data on the consulting object
  • After the energy consultation has been carried out, proof of use must be submitted. This consists in particular of
    • the energy consultant's invoice,
    • proof of payment of the personal contribution by the person receiving the advice,
    • the energy consultancy report and
    • the signed declaration of proof of use

What are the fees?

There are no costs for you when applying.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

  • The energy consultation must be completed after a maximum of 9 months (approval period). In the case of an additional explanation of the energy consultancy report to homeowners' associations or advisory boards, the approval period is a maximum of 2 years.
  • The complete proof of use documents must be submitted to BAFA within 3 months of the end of the approval period.

Processing duration

  • Application processing takes a maximum of 1 week
  • The processing of proof of use documents usually takes 4 weeks

Legal basis

Appeal

  • Contradiction

Applications / forms

- Forms: no

- Online procedure: yes

- Written form required: yes

- Personal appearance required: no

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

Professionally released on

09.08.2021

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