ZVEI – Good financial year for electrical installation manufacturers - EMR Online AG

ZVEI – Good financial year for electrical installation manufacturers

 

  • dr Philipp Dehn new chairman of the ZVEI professional association for electrical installation systems 
  • Energy-efficient buildings play a central role in a successful energy transition 

 

In the first nine months of this year, the German manufacturers of electrical installation systems were able to record a sales increase of 9.5 percent. In addition, the supply chains have stabilized somewhat in the meantime, but are not yet as reliable for electronic pre-products as they were before Corona.

“The renovation wave of the building stock is just beginning,” said Dr. Philipp Dehn, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dehn SE, on the occasion of his election as Chairman of the ZVEI professional association for electrical installation systems. “The good thing about it: In the medium to long term, the outlook for our industry is positive. Because without electrification and digitization, the energy, transport and building transition cannot be implemented.”

 

The industry is concerned about the current flattening of new construction activity. In his new role, Dehn wants to make the key role of the electrical installation systems industry clear to politicians and market partners. In view of the challenging refurbishment tasks, decisive measures in the funding and incentive policy are essential so that millions of people can make their buildings CO2-neutral.

With the increasing demand for photovoltaics, heat pumps and charging infrastructure in the building stock, which is not least being stimulated by the high energy prices, the pressure to renovate the electrical infrastructure in the building is also increasing. Because when installing climate-friendly technologies, the often outdated electrical systems must be upgraded.

Every investment occasion thus automatically generates adjustment measures for protection technology, cable routing, meter cabinets or installation materials. From the point of view of the ZVEI, the federal funding for energy-efficient buildings (BEG) must also take these electrotechnical environmental measures into account if they are to contribute to the renovation rate in Germany finally increasing.

There is still room for improvement in the Building Energy Act (GEG) when looking at the upcoming tasks. The energy efficiency potential that lies in the building sector is not being raised sufficiently at the moment. At least 30 percent of primary energy can be saved by using building automation in functional buildings. If you combine the possibilities of digitization and electrification, up to 65 percent of primary energy can be saved in the entire building area. Without this potential, it will be virtually impossible to achieve the defined savings targets. In particular, the ambitious specifications from the EPBD, such as the use of an energy management system to achieve additional efficiencies, must be included in the national regulatory framework.

Plannable incentive subsidies are also important for manufacturers. In particular, the BEG must be reliably defined for the coming years.

“The manufacturers of electrical installation systems will invest and further expand their structures with qualified employees in order to be able to implement the ambitious political goals. This requires trust in the stability of the framework conditions,” says Dehn.

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EMR Additional Notes:

  • Gerrman Building Energy Act (GEG – Gebäudeenergiegesetz): 
    • https://www.bmi.bund.de/EN/topics/building-housing/building/energy-efficient-construction-renovation/buildings-energy-act/buildings-energy-act-node.html
    • The new Buildings Energy Act sets out requirements for the energy performance of buildings, the issuing and application of energy performance certificates, and the use of renewable energy in buildings.
    • The new Buildings Energy Act was promulgated in the Federal Law Gazette on 13 August 2020. The Buildings Energy Act was put forward by the Federal Government at the proposal of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community. The German Bundestag adopted the Buildings Energy Act on 18 June 2020. The German Bundesrat confirmed this with its decision of 3 July 2020.
    • The Buildings Energy Act implements the Coalition Agreement, the decisions reached at the 2018 housing summit and the measures set out in the Climate Action Programme 2030 in regard to energy conservation legislation for buildings.
  • German Federal funding for energy-efficient buildings (BEG):
    • https://de.fi-group.com/grants/federal-funding-for-efficient-buildings/?lang=en
    • With the federal funding for efficient buildings (BEG), the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) supports energy efficiency and renewable energies in the building sector, the use of new heating systems, the optimization of existing heating systems, measures on the building envelope and the use of optimized system technology. The BEG is divided into three sub-programs:
      • Federal funding for efficient buildings – residential buildings (BEG WG)
      • Federal funding for efficient buildings – non-residential buildings (BEG NWG)
      • Federal funding for efficient buildings – individual measures (BEG EM)
    • Funding is provided either as a non-repayable investment grant or in the form of a loan with a repayment grant.

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