Gas heaters are being installed less and less in new residential buildings in Germany. In the first half of this year, the proportion of approved residential buildings with primary gas heating fell to 16.2 percent, the Federal Statistical Office reported on Thursday. A year earlier, the share had been 25.5 percent. Compared to 2019, the proportion has even more than halved.
Of the 60,200 residential buildings approved in the first half of 2022, almost three quarters (73.7 percent) should be heated primarily with renewable energies. In the first half of 2019, it was just under half. Heat pumps play the outstanding role here.