The Ministry of Transport is preparing to start the deployment of Next Generation funds. For this, it has already ready a game of 1,080 million euros that will be allocated to the rehabilitation of public buildings in the autonomous communities and municipalities.
As explained by the general director of Urban Agenda and Architecture of the Ministry of Transport, Iñaqui Carnicero -in an event organized by Ávit-a-, as of next December it is expected that the agreements with the autonomous communities will come out and that from January Launch the competitive call for city council projects.
The intention of the Government is to allocate 680 million euros to local entities and 400 million to the autonomies with the aim of improving the energy efficiency of their buildings by at least 30%.
In the case of this item, as Carnicero explained, not only the energy rehabilitation of the buildings will prevail, but in these cases other aspects such as health or the quality of the architecture will also be taken into account. In any case, the projects that are selected will have to offer average energy efficiency savings and complete the work before August 2026. In fact, the Ministry has been working on this part of the plan since last March when it launched a demonstration of interest that received 3,152 applications.
Most of the proposals transmitted by the Autonomous Communities cover an area of between 2,500 and 4,999 square meters, with a degree of intervention of 561 euros / m2. Among local entities, the majority surface range is between 1,000 and 2,500 m2, with a degree of intervention of 717 euros / m2. In general, it is appreciated that the degree of intervention increases the smaller the surface of the building.
The Government also wants to take advantage of the distribution of these funds to encourage the industrialization of the construction sector. As Carnicero explained, the calls will try to prioritize this type of initiative that can serve to improve the prices of the works and to ensure that the construction sector recovers the interest of the workers, which has not been recovered since the real estate crisis .
Paloma Baena, director for Llyc’s Next Generation funds, indicated in her speech at Rebuild that construction represents 13% of global GDP, will play an important role in driving economic recovery and may add up to one million jobs in the coming years .
For his part, Alejandro López, senior manager of Deloitte, claimed the role that funds can play in reducing the gender gap that exists in the construction industry and the importance of digitizing processes and detailed the mechanisms of the so-called component 2.
Lucas has estimated at 9.3 million the homes that need to undertake a rehabilitation in Spain
The Government has endowed this investment component with 11,367 million euros, of which 6,820 million euros are articulated under the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism.
During the morning, and taking advantage of the Rebuild celebration in Ifema, Francisco David Lucas, Secretary General of Urban Agenda and Housing of the Ministry of Transport, has recognized the good health of the construction and building sector and has urged to take advantage of these funds for the housing rehabilitation and urban regulation. Lucas has estimated at 9.3 million the homes that need to undertake a rehabilitation in Spain.
To this end, the Government will also allocate 976 million to the rehabilitation of neighborhoods, 1,994 million to the comprehensive rehabilitation of buildings, and 450 million to develop a favorable environment for investment through fiscal measures. Likewise, 300 million will be allocated to an energy rehabilitation program for buildings and 1,000 million for the promotion of social housing.
On the other hand, Paloma Martín, Minister of Housing of the Community of Madrid, has placed emphasis on the rehabilitation actions in front of a housing stock in which half are over 40 years old and for whose actions the Community will allocate 160 million euros of European funds. He has also advocated for the construction of social housing to which 140 million of these funds will be allocated and has opted for a model marked by modernization, industrialization and digitization.