Klima:aktiv - Austrian Climate Protection Programme
The Austrian Climate Protection Initiative klima:aktiv is a climate protection programme launched in 2004 by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management and managed by the Austrian Energy Agency. It plays an important role in the Austrian federal climate strategy, which consists of a bundle of measures of regulation, taxes, and subsidies. It stands out among the national programs, boosting awareness on energy consumption, and supporting energy checks for every household in Austria and plays an important role in the Austrian federal climate strategy, which consists of a bundle of measures of regulation, taxes, and subsidies. The klima:aktiv ‘passive house’ criteria is similar to German ‘passive house’ standard and will become mandatory for receiving social housing subsidies.
The main purpose of klima:aktiv is to introduce and promote environmentally sound technologies and services. klima:aktiv focuses its activities in several key areas with initiatives for training, clear and transparent quality assurance standards and measures, consultation and information activities, as well as activation and integration of all the important stakeholders. klima:aktiv follows the idea of market transformation. The main characteristic of this approach is an active and comprehensive inclusion of all relevant market participants and stakeholders. The main advantages of a market transformation approach are comparatively low costs and high sustainable effects. In this case market transformation aims to raise the share of energy efficient products and services. The advantage of combining all these various strands under one umbrella brand mainly results from the fact that the instruments used (training, consulting, quality management, networking and awareness campaigns) might differ in content and importance in different market segments but not so much in form. Thus the individual thematic programmes can profit from each other – not only can they learn from their own but also from others' mistakes. Vice versa, success stories will quickly work a circuit and all other programmes can profit. The klima:aktiv ‘passive house’ criteria is similar to German ‘passive house’ standard and will become mandatory for receiving social housing subsidies. See also: