The renewable energy cooperative of Odenwald (Germany) was set up by local citizens in 2009 with the support of the local municipality. The REScoop now raised 10 million euro and invested 36 million euro in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. The green electricity is supplied to about 3.000 members. Part of the profit was use to finance the construction of a new kinder garden and a local house of energy. The latter is a passive building where local citizens get information on how to improve the overall energy efficiency in their public buildings.