Aid for the improvement of energy efficiency in houses

December 7, 2022

Therefore, we remind you that there are many ways to contribute to prevent further environmental pollution: from saving water, using efficient appliances, reducing energy consumption in air conditioning and heating systems, as well as looking for alternatives to pay less for electricity, such as the installation of photovoltaic solar panels, for example.
It is essential that before thinking about aid, we think about what actions we can carry out without spending and that help to achieve energy efficiency in our home.
Having said this, the Government of Spain joins the environmental concern and, in this way, allocates part of the public funds in aid for the rehabilitation of homes in 2022. with the main objective of improving energy efficiency and contributing to sustainability.
Royal Decree 853/2021 articulates five programs framed in the investment program Rehabilitation program for economic and social recovery in residential environments and a sixth program framed in the investment program Social rental housing construction program energy efficient buildings. The six programs are as follows:
  1. Aid program for rehabilitation actions at the neighborhood level.
  2. Support program for rehabilitation offices.
  3. Aid program for rehabilitation actions at the building level.
  4. Aid program for actions to improve energy efficiency in homes.
  5. Aid program for the preparation of the book of the existing building for the rehabilitation and drafting of rehabilitation projects.
  6. Aid program for the construction of social rental housing in energy efficient buildings.
Here we focus exclusively on the development of program 4, to help actions to improve energy efficiency in homes. Let’s see the most important points that we must take into account to apply for these aids:
  • Beneficiaries
The owners of single-family homes, both with physical and legal personality, as well as Public Administrations, entities and public law bodies may request this aid.
Likewise, communities of owners, cooperative societies, construction companies and energy service companies are also candidates to benefit from this rehabilitation program.
  • Requirements
The Public Administration demands a series of requirements, such as that 50% of the dwellings in a building are habitual residences. Reduction in energy demand is contemplated 35% in climate zones D and F, 25% in C and 20% in zones A and B.
On the other hand, it should be noted that the age of the buildings should preferably be from the year 1996. In addition, the technical improvement report in which the date prior to the request appears.
  • Amount
The Government could subsidize up to 100% of the rehabilitation works, as long as it contributes to minimizing the environmental impact.
However, there is a limit to the request for the amount:
  • 40 % of the investment is of a general nature.
  • The 75% investment for income less than 3 IPREM.
As far as family homes are concerned, there are subsidies of 12,000 euros, 18,000 and 24,000 euros for people with disabilities, depending on the degree they present.
Also are granted a 1,000 euros increase in the BIC and 25% for those under 35 years of age in municipalities with less than 5,000 inhabitants.
For buildings are contemplated up to 8,000 euros per home, between 12,000 and 16,000 euros for people with disabilities, the increase by BIC of 1,000 euros; as well as 25% more for under 35 years of age in municipalities with less than 5,000 inhabitants.
  • Application
To apply for the energy technique program, contact the Autonomous Community . Each agency offers different ways to process the request, there is even an option to subsidize the fees of the technician who has prepared the report.
Likewise, the applicant can go to the hall, as well as to other organizations or authorized, which have the capacity to manage and process this aid.
As we can see, there are currently a large number of aids for energy efficiency in order to reduce the negative impact of energy on the planet. Now more than ever, from Espígul we encourage you to contribute among all so that this situation changes definitively.

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