Next Generation grants for energy rehabilitation of buildings

Autumn is coming and it is time to prepare the house for the change of temperatures, an energy rehabilitation can help to save energy. The "Next Generation" grants from the European funds are already in place and you can still apply for your help to rehabilitate the facade by installing a SATE system.

Program to support rehabilitation actions at the building level

The program of aid for rehabilitation actions at the building level is one of the five pillars on which the integral residential rehabilitation plan is based, endowed with 3,420 million euros.

These grants will finance actions aimed at obtaining an accredited improvement of energy efficiency in housing with special attention to the building envelope that separates the interior of the building from the exterior.

What is the objective of the program?

Rehabilitation actions in residential buildings and single-family dwellings must improve energy efficiency and must therefore be accredited:

  • Reduction of at least 30% of non-renewable primary energy consumption, referred to energy certification.
  • Reduction in overall annual heating and cooling energy demand of: 35% in climate zones D and E and 25% in climate zone C.
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Next Generation Fund grants

European Commission calls for a climate-neutral Europe by 2050

Residential and service buildings currently account for 40% of the EU's energy consumption. In Spain, approximately 54% of dwellings were built more than 35 years ago, before current energy efficiency standards existed, so it is necessary to adapt them to be more sustainable and save energy.

The objective of this energy efficiency is to promote more sustainable consumption, reduce energy costs and promote thermal comfort to ensure well-being inside the home.  

A good thermal insulation of facades such as the SATE helps to maintain a stable temperature inside the house, in a range of between 20 and 22 degrees, allowing energy savings of between 20% and 50% by reducing the consumption of air conditioning systems.

Who can benefit from grants for the rehabilitation of facades or houses?

The subsidies are aimed primarily at homeowners, usufructuaries and tenants. 

Next Generation support requirements:

 

  • Its year of construction must be prior to 1996. Unless some work has been done to optimize its accessibility and energy efficiency.
  • If it is a single-family dwelling, it must be the usual and permanent residence. 
  • If it is a community of neighbors, 70% of its surface must be for residential use. For 50% of its inhabitants, it must be their first residence or habitual residence. 

 

What is the amount of aid for the rehabilitation of houses and facades?

How are grants awarded?

The grants will be awarded through calls for applications in simple concurrence published by the Autonomous Regions, Ceuta and Melilla, which implies that the applications will be selected in strict order of presentation until the funds are exhausted.

Deadlines for executing the work and certifying the objectives achieved

The deadline for executing the energy and sustainability improvement works may not exceed 26 months from the date the aid is granted. Although the deadline may be extended exceptionally if the interventions affect 40 or more dwellings, the execution of all the subsidized actions must be completed before June 30, 2026.

The final beneficiaries must present the necessary documentation to justify the execution of the action and the savings achieved within a maximum of three months after the end of the deadline for carrying out the interventions.

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