On 16 Feburary 2022, the Budget Committee of the Bundestag approved a further 9.5 billion euros for the Federal Promotion for Efficient Buildings to promote energy-efficient new buildings and refurbishments. The KfW funding programme was stopped early on 24 January 2022 and, according to media reports, will be resumed from 21 February 2022. After approval by the Federal Ministry of Finance, the money can be granted.
Due to the massive price increases of construction materials, which are among others due to the Covid-19 pandemic, demands for price adjustments for materials (during the construction phase) have often resulted in contract disputes.
In the case of long-term construction sites, it can often happen that the contractor is hindered in the proper execution of his performance and accordingly needs more time to be able to complete the construction project.