Integrated refurbishment: Madrid City Council’s commitment
During 2014, in the Autonomous Community of Madrid, out of its 239 newly-constructed buildings, 116 achieved energy certification C. However 43 have D and 15 are rated as E, with just 11 obtaining certification A and 54 rated with B. This information is according to the January 2015 report, updated on 31 December 2014, issued by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism regarding the energy certification of buildings.
These figures speak for themselves of the need for awareness, especially on the part of citizens that need to make it clear that they do not want to continue purchasing energy drains. Buyers have to be aware that the mortgage on their home is amortised over X years and paid off, however the energy mortgage in the form of energy bills, continues right up to the last day of the life of the building, and increases as both the installations and the building degenerate, as well as from the increase in the cost of fuel itself.Read more…
Architect, Adviser to the Sustainable Urban Development Department at the Madrid City Hall
Article published in: FuturENERGY November 2015