Public housing company HOWOGE, which manages parts of the building stock in the city of Berlin, also incorporated a number of energy-efficient measures, such as modern insulation of the facade and a controlled ventilation system, into the 296-apartment building.

While micro-CHP markets around the world are still in their infancy, the potential for high growth continues to excite many commentators. Long-term prospects are said to be millions of homes generating their own power. Research conducted under Delta Energy & Environment’s Micro-CHP Service shows that around 38 MW of micro-CHP generating capacity was installed around the world in 2006 (an increase of 23% on 2005), representing a market of just over € 150 million.