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  • Native tree and wood species

    Wood as a building material is considered to be ecologically valuable and wooden houses are increasing in popularity. However, wood is also used, for example, in furniture construction and in the paper industry. In this article you will learn what species of trees and wood in this country and what they are used for.

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  • Interior design that promotes health

    Harmful substances in furniture, paints, floor coverings and textiles impair the well-being within one's own four walls. Consequences can be headaches and allergies. With the help of certificates and eco-labels you can see which materials are harmless for your Wohngesund.

  • The Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV)

    The Energy Saving Ordinance - EnEV - sets binding standards with regard to energy efficiency. Here, construction methods such as insulation and building services come into play, but also the electricity mix with regard to the energy balance. In addition, building owners are required to maintain an energy certificate. Find out about the background and provisions of the EnEV 2014 in this article.

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  • House building as a capital investment and retirement provision

    House construction is cheaper than ever. Saving is not worth it. Home construction as an alternative strategy for retirement planning.

  • The energy certificate

    Every builder is obliged to keep an energy certificate for the new house. The energy certificate must already be submitted with the building application for the building permit - after completion of the building it must be checked and, if necessary, updated. be adjusted. You will find all information about the requirement certificate, consumer certificate, who issues energy certificates, the obligations of the building owner and the costs incurred in this article.

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  • Upcycling wood

    Do it Yourself - DIY - is currently on everyone's lips. In addition, the upcycling of wood promises the useful recycling of waste wood. We show what you can do yourself. In addition, professional furniture makers are more and more committed to this trend and create high-quality furniture from reclaimed wood. Learn more in this article!

  • The cascade use of wood

    Wood as a building material is so popular not least because it is considered to be ecologically valuable. Often, however, the economy does not handle the raw material wood very efficiently. Multiple or cascade use could still be implemented much more efficiently in many areas. Read more in this article.

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  • Building biology and climate change

    Building biology studies the interactions of health, building, housing and the environment. It can often reveal hidden sources of pollution. Furthermore, it has significance for the ecological optimization of construction processes and can thus contribute to climate protection. Read more in this article.

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  • Solar thermal for hot water and heating

    With solar thermal energy, solar energy can be used for sustainable hot water preparation and, to a lesser extent, for heating. Find out in this article about the benefits of solar thermal energy as a sustainable element for the energy balance.

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  • KfW – Loan Agency for Reconstruction

    With the aid of the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), the state promotes various public concerns, including housing construction. On the one hand, builders benefit from state subsidies such as the child benefit, on the other hand they can take out loans for energy-efficient construction.

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  • Ecological certifications and seals of approval

    Ecological building is on everyone's lips. Ecological building products promise advantages for your own health and the environment, a better indoor climate and cost savings. But which certificates and seals of approval are there? And what exactly do they stand for?

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  • Seal of Approval for Buildings

    The word healthy living is very trendy today. Many suppliers advertise that they build with particularly low emissions. Builders can use some seals of approval for buildings to check whether the providers keep what they promise. Here you will find an overview of the most important certificates and environmental labels.

  • Ecological and sustainable house construction

    In this article, we provide information on what you need to pay particular attention to when building an ecological and sustainable house, whether providers really implement the advertised ecological standard and how you can save costs by taking the initiative in building a house in view of the higher investment in ecology and sustainability.

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  • KfW Efficiency House 40 Plus

    The KfW Efficiency House 40 Plus is a classification for the energy efficiency of new buildings, which is accompanied by financial support options from the Reconstruction Loan Corporation (KfW). The requirements here are on the one hand the reduction of the primary energy requirement of the new building by 60% compared to an EnEV reference building and the equipment with a so-called "Plus Package", which includes various structural requirements for energy efficiency.

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  • The standards of the KfW Efficiency House: KfW 70, 55, 40 and 40 Plus

    KfW 70, 55, 40 and 40 Plus provide information about the standards for new energy-efficient houses. This article sheds light on their requirements, costs, and price differences.

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  • Company housing part III

    The housing market is in crisis. The need for housing is immense, especially in large cities. In the next five years alone, around 400,000 apartments will have to be built every year to meet demand. That is why the principle of employee housing is experiencing a renaissance: in the form of employee housing. In this […]

  • Housing for Refugees – Part IV

    Basically, it requires innovative processes to provide a large number of people with living space within a very short time. You can read about the variants here.

  • Company housing part II

    Before you dig the first spade of earth on the way to the company apartment, it is necessary to find out enough about the different types of rental agreements, the tax pitfalls and other tips and tricks. This article gives you an initial overview of what companies need to look out for before they can […]

  • Housing for Refugees – Part III

    Due to the sharp increase in the number of refugees, there has been much discussion in recent months about suitable forms of temporary housing . Although decentralized refugee accommodation in apartments is the best prerequisite for sustainable integration in the housing market right from the start, many communities prefer – for the sake of easier […]

  • Housing for Refugees – Part II

    For many refugees, moving to their own apartment is the start of a self-determined and future-oriented life. As the article “How refugees (have to) live – the way from the initial reception center to their own apartment” explains, this form of accommodation, in addition to maintaining privacy and the opportunity for social participation, enables the […]