Submitted by: GGW Gemeinnützige Grazer Wohnbaugenossenschaft
Implemented country: Austria
Title: GGW fine dust offensive
In 2007 in coordination with the Office for Environment of the City of Graz and the provincial government representative for environment and renewable energy, GGW launched a fine dust offensive to promote a change in heating from polluting individual furnaces to cleaner regional heating by means of a targeted subsidy package. Thanks to this subsidy, especially socially disadvantaged people were supported in making the change. The offensive succeeded in winning almost as many new connections in six months as they had in the last 15 years. This profoundly improved the living conditions of the population and additionally made a significant contribution to fine dust reduction in Graz.