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Energy Saving manual for 2014/2016 EnEV

First amendments to the Energieeinsparverordnung (EnEV; German Energy Saving Regulation) have entered into force on 1 May 2014; additional amendments will be adopted at the beginning of 2016. Policy makers aim to reduce primary energy consumption and to implement more stringent thermal insulation parameters whilst enabling their accurate verification. Thus, construction experts need to pave their way through the “jungle” of new pieces of legislation and identify the external wall system best suited to their requirements.

To avoid getting lost in this “maze”, KLB Klimaleichtblock, a company...

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