Submitted by: Naturstiftung David
Implemented country: Germany
Title: Energy Upgrading of Sport Facilities in Central Germany
The environment foundation David has been implementing energy efficiency projects at sport facilities in Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt since 2001. Their project Sonnenklar! searches for the most meaningful ecological and economical solutions for saving energy in cooperation with the operators of the sport facilities (communities, associations) on site. These solutions include improved insulation, water-saving fittings, new boilers, and solar plants. The emphasis of the project is to inform people individually and vendor-neutrally. The communities or clubs obtain concrete information about costs and amortization of the measures. Sonnenklar! also supports them in realizing these measures and organizes subsidies. Another focus is the comprehensive publication of the results via leaflets, internet and bulletin boards. By the end of 2008 Sonneklar! wants to upgrade at least 100 sport facilities in central Germany in terms of energy.