The Consejo de Colegios de Administradores de Fincas de Castilla y León (Association of Property Managers of Castilla y León) and Unicaja Banco have held an informative workshop in Valladolid on ‘Energy Renovation of buildings through the Next Generation EU Recovery Funds’. This event was moderated by Ángel Hernández, president of the Association of Property Managers of Salamanca and Zamora, and was attended by managers from all over the region.
The workshop has included a round table discussion, presented by Manuel Rubio, Regional Manager of Unicaja Banco in Castilla y León Sur, with the participation of Jesús Luque, President of the Association of Property Managers of Castilla y León; Emilio Mitre, architect specialized in renovations; Carlos Fernández, Head of Business and Entrepreneurship Promotion of Unicaja Banco; the architect José María Villarón; and Iván Madrigal, Head of Communication and Institutional Relations of EOS Energy.
The goal of the workshop is to provide all the details about the Next Generation funds and the residential renovation aid program, as well as to solve any queries on the improvement of the energy efficiency of residential buildings or the implementation of renewable energy sources for common use.
Unicaja Banco offers to communities of property owners, among other issues, a turnkey service for the energy renovation of buildings, which covers the entire process, from the initial analysis to the management of aids and the funding of the works.
Simulator of Next EU aids
In order to provide all the necessary information on Next Generation European funds and to guide customers during the process of searching for and identifying these aids, Unicaja Banco offers, among other services, a web simulator, with free registration and available for customers and non-customers, and with recommendations from experts and alerts of favorite aids.
With regard to the renovation of buildings, the overall goal of the actions is to reduce the consumption of non-renewable primary energy in homes by at least 30% and to decarbonize and reduce the demand for heating and cooling by at least 7%.
The Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan (RTRP), the mechanism that channels aid from the Next Generation EU funds in Spain, has an allocation of 69,528 million euros, distributed among 30 components. Number 2 (‘Plan de rehabilitación de vivienda y regeneración urbana’, Plan for the renovation of housing and urban regeneration) has received 6,820 million, and it includes the ‘Programa de Rehabilitación para la Recuperación Económica y Social en Entornos Residenciales’, which represents nearly 5% of the total, with 3,420 million.
In general, Unicaja Banco is working to facilitate the attraction and channeling of Next Generation funds, approved by the European Commission, and thus provide support for projects mainly in the fields of energy efficiency, innovation, digitalization and industrialization.