The Municipal Housing and Land Company of Madrid (EMVS)
and the International Union of Property Owners (UIPI)
have presented the results of the Energy Rehabilitation demonstration building, within the European INSPIRE project
. Mª Teresa de Diego, head of the Ferrovial Agroman
Urban Rehabilitation Department, participated in the seminar which took place on 24 June in Medialab- Prado. She gave the view of the private company in energy rehabilitation.
This project has a duration of four years
and is developed within the framework of the seventh program of research and technological development of the European Union
. It has 24 partners who are aimed at tackling the problem of high energy consumption
in buildings, transforming them into buildings with a consumption of less than 50kwh /m2/ year
through the integration of 'renovation kits'. The project develops and designs kits that include innovative technology in collecting and distributing energy. They are implemented in three rehabilitation projects: an office building in Italy, a multi-residential building in Germany, and a community of private owners in Spain, towards the south of Madrid, at Calle Canción del Olvido, 47.
Almudena Fuster, from the Municipal Housing and Land Company of Madrid, stated that the procedure in Spain had achieved a building with almost zero energy
, through the renovation of the enclosure, the centralization of heating and cooling production of the building, the installation of radiant ceilings and LED installation. A generation kit has also been installed for centralized heating, hot water and refrigeration through a 20kw heat pump, along with thermal solar panels and a radiant ceiling system, for heating and cooling distribution and integrated LEDs. The revaluation of the housing is estimated at an average increase of 15%
The Inspire project hence becomes a tool to demonstrate the opportunity for improvement of residential housing in our country.