The English part of this website is still under construction (just like the German one, which keeps growing over time).
The main information is already available, but more pages will show up step by step. In the meantime feel free to browse the German pages also.
While this site is in English, it is still meant for persons in Germany only. I offer this service for people who feel
more comfortable discussing improvements of their building in English rather than German.
I keep using some German terms (like Energieberater) and have translated them for information. As I am no lawyer, the translation may
not be legally correct, but the meaning should be similar. I take no responsibility for any false translations, only the
German expressions are binding.
When writing dates I use the German order Day.Month. rather than the American Month.Date.
German Government halts Energieberatung program
The federal government has halted many subsidy programs due to the current budget problems, Energieberatung is one of them. New applications can still be handed
in, but there will be no approvals for now. Approvals in power will remain in power. Further information (German) is available at
» https://www.energiewechsel.de (externer Link)
I expect that the program will be relaunched within the next weeks, as soon as the details of the federal budget have been defined.
If you are interested in an Energieberatung, please contact me. My contracts have applied and will apply only when the subsidies are granted.
There is no risk that you have to pay the full cost. Only subsidised Energieberatungen are accepted later as base for subsidised
improvements of your building.
The program Bundesförderung für Effiziente Gebäude
(BEG), which subsidises the actual improvements on the buildings is not
subject to the halt. Applications for KfW programs Klimafreundlicher Neubau (297/298 - climate friendly new building) and Wohneigentum Familie
(300 - housing property for families) are possible and subsidies are granted.
25.11.2023, updated on 05.12.2023
The » Parents for Future (external link, German)
invite to their "Klimatag" (climate day) next Saturday (26.08.) in Bornheim:
Many organsations of Bornheim and around present a colourful market of ideas on climate and ambient protection. From clean up to
Energieberatung, from beekeeping to solar cooking. There will be plenty of inspiration and activities for adults and kids. Surely
you will find someone like-minded for your topic!
(translation of the German invitation by Parents for Future)
As the new season starts, the juniors (born 2016) of
» TB Witterschlick (external link)
received new jackets.
I am happy I could support the purchase by sponsoring. Thanks a lot to the volunteer trainers for their great work with the kids.
Deutschlandfunk talked to professor of economics Veronika Grimm about the upcoming reform of the GEG (Gebäudeenergiegesetz -
building energy law). The interview can be found on the
» website of Deutschlandfunk (external link)
Everything remains as it is. I will just require two additional signatures - to apply for subsidies in
your name and to allow BAFA to pay the subsidies directly to me.
Original information of 16.06.
The BAFA has published first information on its website regarding changes on the subsidising of Energieberatung für Wohngebäude,
coming to force on July 1st.
Amongst others, the subsidies for Energieberatung shall then be payed to the customer, not to the consultant. More details...
"Classic" Energieberatung according to the Richtlinie über die Förderung der Energieberatung für Wohngebäude
(directive on subsidising of energy consulting for residential buildings). What are the strengths and weaknesses of your building?
Which actions have the biggest effect or the shortest payback period?
If you would like to implement measures subsidised by the BEG, Baubegleitung by an Energieberater is required.
If you want to refurbish or optimize your heating system, I can calculate the actual Heizlast (heating load) and the
Hydraulischer Abgleich (hydraulic balancing). The results are a reliable base to ask for quotations.
Due to various appointments it can be difficult to contact me by phone. Please send an email to
Monday through Friday I will usually contact you within 48 hours to propose an appointment for a non-binding phone call. We
can discuss your questions and the most important information about your building and I will describe the process of Energieberatung.
I do not use messenger apps because of privacy protection.
I am a mechanical engineer, focussed on plant and process engineering, with more than ten years experience on the job. In this time
I have handled topics like solar thermal energy, flue gas and exhaust air cleaning, ventilation and energy recovery. I have managed
several projects, also in other European contries.
I grew up in the Ruhr area and live in Alfter since 2012. I am married and spend my rare spare time as a volunteer with the local Red Cross community.
As Energieberater I can show you the technical solutions and the potential subsidies available. But you choose which measures
shall be implemented. Therefore my main target is to find the best solution for you and your building. It is not about a house.
It is about a home.