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Devices due to heat wave is often sold out / heat protection Advisor shows efficient and climate-friendly alternatives Berlin, July 21, 2010. Expected to be hottest July since weather records began increases the demand for air-conditioners at high temperatures and the acquisition attractive sounds low entry prices under $100. Often the cooling effect is but small, the electricity bill for even more violent. The new heat protection Advisor of of campaign sponsored by the Federal Environment Ministry shows climate seeks protection”more effective and more climate-friendly alternatives. Tenants such as home owners get a fast and free advice with this interactive guide on. Of course the heat wave to heat-stressed people supposedly favorable climate devices access that tempts but the receipt will come later,”says Tanja Loitz, Managing Director of the non-profit co2online is GmbH, the makers of the climate protection campaign.

Expensive cooling run already over two million air conditioners in Germany, every third in residential buildings. There the paragraph has almost doubled since 2005. Unfortunately, most see the follow-up costs. Quickly over 150 euros can come together additional electricity costs over the summer. Not to mention”so Sam Landry of the costs for the global climate. The heat protection Advisor calculates electricity costs and CO2 emissions for existing air conditioning units. Fatally, CO2 emissions from the operation of air-conditioning units at the same time carry their demand.

While there are ample possibilities, climate-friendly before the summer heat to protect living quarters by the proper airing of facade greening and awnings of up to better insulation. Many tips prove to be in the medium term as a cheaper and more comfortable than air conditioning units, because they are often not only inefficient, but also noisy. A priority for adaptation to climate change in Germany adapts to the new guide on the website of the climate protection campaign accompanied Germany. Focuses on the specific regional effects of global warming, the climate of the city, as well as current as planned adaptation. Together with experts from the German tenants Association, the IKK Brandenburg and Berlin, energy consultancy of the consumer centres of the Federal Environmental Agency, NABU and the Stiftung Warentest informed the campaign around the theme of summer heat. So declared the German tenants Association, what tenants of overheated apartments can undertake. In a contest with the support of the companies Bruxsafol and VELUX there to win heat protection material prizes worth over 3000 euro. More to national and international efforts to adapt to climate change, as well as to the climate balance sheets of households and States the campaign features on their website in their extended range of information to climate protection. About the co2online non-profit limited company the non-profit consultancy co2online mbH for reducing climate-damaging CO2 emissions committed. Interactive energy advisors, an energy savings, heat mirrors, a climate quiz and portal partners from Economy, media, science, politics and administration motivates individuals, to also save money with active climate protection. “” “co2online is carrier air looking for campaign protection” (www.klima-sucht-schutz.de), the heating level campaign “(www.heizspiegel.de), the pumps campaign” (www.sparpumpe.de) and the Energiesparclubs “(www.energiesparclub.de). All campaigns are funded by the Federal Ministry of the environment. Contact: Andreas grave Olle co2online non-profit limited company Hochkirchstr. 9 10829 Berlin Tel.: 030 / 210 21 86 17 E-Mail: Klima.sucht.Schutz co2online