To make buildings more energy-efficient the ‘Improve your community’s energy’ campaign features a pilot refurbishment project which is underway in an apartment building in Madrid. The objective of this initiative is to show Spanish society all the aspects of a process of energy improvements in the home that can potentially reduce household energy consumption by up to 80%, saving over €680 per year on the energy bill per household and also benefitting the environment. With this reform we can make buildings more socially inclusive, thus addressing Spain’s problems of “energy poverty” and improving quality of life for all.
“Improve your community’s energy” is a WWF campaign, in collaboration with the Reale Foundation, which aims to promote a more sustainable and efficient city. Through a pilot project on energy refurbishment in a residential building in Madrid this initiative aims to spread to the rest of the country and raise awareness of the need – and the opportunity – to apply measures geared at saving and energy efficiency in buildings, thus saving more than 680 euros per year per household.
Article published in: FuturENERGY March 2014