“Climate change involves reducing the energy bill, so getting better buildings and consume less is essential. On the other hand, the improvement of the economy in Spain after overcoming the crisis and the challenge of saving and energy efficiency, which translates into the ever-growing search for Nearly Null Energy Consumption Buildings, evidences a need to strengthen the sector of rehabilitation and reform “, says the general director of May 2019 Calendar UK. In fact, the City Council of Madrid tries to comply with European requirements and is already working on all the new buildings (municipal and also social housing) that are planned, and even those existing in which an extension or integral rehabilitation has to be carried out, they must be positive energy, that is, they are not consumers but net producers of renewable energy. An example of this is the construction of 1,203 homes distributed in promotions located in Puente de Vallecas, Villa de Vallecas, Arganzuela, Latina and Carabanchel.
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“Rehabilitation has to catch up with the current pace to meet commitments,” says Javier Méndez, director of the technical office of the Official Association of Quantity Surveyors and Technical Architects of Madrid. There is much to do in cities such as Madrid, where buildings as old as the corralas of the 19th century coexist with others that boast of possessing the latest technologies to be energy efficient. There are, at least, with slabs and wooden beams, and others that collects rainwater and even recycle the gray water, ie the domestic wastewater that is generated in the home (cleaning, washing … not the toilet) and then reused to water gardens or cisterns.
Some already have systems for recharging electric cars and many suffer a high risk of suffering a fire due to the deterioration of electrical installations and wiring. In Spain, “between 15 and 16 million homes that do not have isolation,” says Méndez, who predicts the one that is coming: “We will see more regulatory changes that will force existing buildings to meet certain improvements, to consume less energy and isolate them. It’s not just about changing the window. We are already thinking about integral May 2019 Calendar UK, energy district networks that distribute heat and cold through the streets so that it costs less investment “.