The Spanish architects publish a guide for citizens to know the benefits of rehabilitation.

A Guide has just been published in Spain to make the citizens aware of the benefits of promoting rehabilitation and to explain, in a fun and pedagogical way, how rehabilitating a home can help improve health and improve quality of life.

In Spain, 80% of the built stock is more than 20 years old, with more than 10 million homes that require rehabilitation work. One of the oldest built parks in Europe. These buildings are not very efficient and are large consumers of energy. Its emissions account for 42% of total energy-related CO2 emissions. The rehabilitation of buildings improves energy efficiency and contributes to the reduction of Greenhouse Gas emissions.

It insists in that a correct rehabilitation requires the collaboration and teamwork of different experts in the sector and the impulse that the arrival of European “Next Generation funds” will entail for the improvement of Spanish homes. The Recovery Plan will include subsidies for rehabilitation and financing lines, which can cover up to 80% of the cost of material execution of the works.

Author: Xavier Casanovas (RehabiMed)