The federal funding for efficient heating networks (heating network systems 4.0) addresses innovative heating network systems with a predominant share of renewable energies and waste heat.
Reducing emissions from buildings is a key strategy for achieving New York City’s ambitious climate change goals as buildings are the largest offender of greenhouse gas emissions, representing nearly 70 percent of New York City’s total emissions. New regulations are difficult to meet with existing approaches, which is why the NYC commercial and industrial real estate industry will need to wholly modernize and adapt. This creates a growing market potential for international companies.
General funding information:
Initially, feasibility studies are funded with up to 60 percent of the eligible expenditure (funding module 1.0) and a maximum amount of funding of 600,000 euros.
In a further module (funding module 2.0), the implementation of a heating network system 4.0 can be subsidized with up to 50 percent of the eligible expenditure in the investment project. Since the funding program for heating network systems 4.0 pursues a systemic approach, no individual measures such as the construction of a heat generator or the placing of pipelines are funded, hence, rather the new construction or the transformation of complete heating network systems. In terms of the funding announcement, heating network systems include the house transfer stations for the end-customers to be supplied. The house transfer stations also represent the system boundary of the heating network system. The maximum funding per investment project is 15 million euros.
The planned heating network system 4.0 can increase the connection quota
In addition, measures for customer information in the area of the planned heating network system 4.0 can be used to increase the connection quota to a model project with up to 80 percent of the eligible costs (funding module III) and up to an upper limit of max. € 200,000 can be granted as a grant.
Under the heading Information on the topic, you will find not only the funding guidelines (under the legal basis) but also module-specific information sheets under the sub-item “Publications”. Here you will find more information and funding criteria for the respective modules. Under the sub-section forms you will find relevant forms of certain documents to be submitted for the funding process. You will also find the link to the application portal for modules I and II under Forms. Since 02.12.2019, new applications can only be submitted via the application portal in these two modules. In modules III and IV, applications must continue to be made by post.
Learn more and join the Access Cities programme
Several actors play a role in achieving the ambitious goals, and international know-how and solutions are needed. It requires close cross-sector cooperation between stakeholder such as architects, engineers, manufactures, consultants etc.
The Access Cities programme follows the exciting development with green building in New York and looks for potential challenges and opportunities for companies to join. If you want to know more about green building opportunities, please get in touch with the Access Cities representative in New York.
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