SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Resource efficiency in housing construction and in the energy supply of cities is at the heart of our efforts for SDG 11. After all, real estate in Germany accounts for 35% of final energy consumption and around 30% of CO2 emissions. Investments in more climate protection are usually quickly amortized by the energy costs that are eliminated.

With the green construction financing, investments in greater energy efficiency should pay off even faster. To this end, Commerzbank offers preferential financing terms for the purchase, construction or modernization of buildings with a final energy requirement of less than 5075 kWh per square meter of usable floor space. Buildings in these energy classes are currently among the 15% most energy-efficient buildings in Germany in relation to the existing building stock and are therefore – according to the current state of discussion – to be classified as sustainable.

In addition, we enable our Private, Small-Business and Corporate Customers to participate in various KFW programs. These public funds subsidize, for example, energy-efficient construction and renovation as well as investments in the use of heat and electricity from renewable energies.