The Federal Association of German Housing and Real Estate Companies (GdW) is demanding more money from the federal government for climate-friendly new construction. “I think we had almost 13 billion last year. And this year 750 million have been made available. That is of course a striking difference,” said the association’s general manager, Ingeborg Esser, on Monday in the ZDF “Morgenmagazin”. .

Despite higher environmental standards, the association representative also calls for cost controls on rents. “We’ve already noticed that with ever-increasing environmental standards, construction is becoming even more expensive.” Esser said rents shouldn’t just go up.

In addition, the central association of the housing industry is pushing for a procurement strategy for scarce building materials. The capacities for necessary building materials such as steel and wood must be secured.