We also need a law to be changed. That law is now in Parliament. It’s a small change but it will mean housing associations can give an energy service to a renter – this was not possible before. The whole business model is only possible with this change, which will probably only happen in mid-2015.También hablan del mercado de la rehabilitación en otros países, incluido España:
We looked at Germany, Spain, Denmark, Sweden and Belgium too. Spain was possible but mostly high-rise, privately-owned share holds, and in a difficult financial situation. Denmark has a lot of district heating – which you will bankrupt if you take off 20% of connections through such retrofits. And since the district heating companies are [often] owned by the municipalities, that’s a problem. Belgium had political challenges. And Germany has a much higher quality building stock and they’re quite partial to solving problems with regulation. The Brits, in contrast, are more market-based and in France, Hollande made a promise to refurbish 500,000 houses a year from 2017 that he is looking for good ideas on how to fulfil.Y también hablan de costes: 50-60.000 euros por vivienda. Nada despreciable, si pensamos en un gasto anual típico (en España, no en Holanda) de menos de 2.000 euros al año en energía. Y que en todo caso requiere una financiación a muy largo plazo, integrándola en la hipoteca (otro cambio regulatorio importante y necesario para que funcione).