Energy efficiency for condominiums
Buildings are among the main responsible for air pollution and CO2 emissions. Making them more efficient is essential in the fight against climate change.
Energy efficiency interventions are an opportunity for the regeneration not only of condominiums, but also of neighborhoods and cities and for the more general improvement of the quality of life.
The deep energy requalification, or deep renovation, of a condominium allows to:
- reduce energy consumption down to -50%,
- reduce CO2 and fine dust emissions in the air,
- increase the value of the property up to + 15%,
- improve the comfort of the rooms by decreasing the temperature changes from 10°C to 4°C in mid-season without turning on the heating system (average value found in the interventions), less drafts and less humidity in the rooms,
- increase the security of the property combining the interventions of energy requalification with those of anti-seismic consolidation,
- to request an incentive of up to 110% of the cost of the intervention, based on the provisions of the Superbonus 2020.
Why is it necessary to make condominiums more efficient?
Heating and cooling of buildings is responsible for 40% of the energy consumption and 36% of the CO2 emissions of the Member States of the European Union and, at the Italian level, of 50% of the annual emissions of PM10 and carbon monoxide.
In Italy, in particular, there is a lot to do.
- 85% of Italian buildings are older than the first energy efficiency law (1991)
- our homes are in 2nd place in Europe for thermal dispersion
- and in 1st place in Europe for CO2 emissions.
To carry out a deep requalification of a building, or deep renovation, means to proceed to a total participation that is composed of participations is on the active part of the same building, that is the systems that produce heat or cooling, is on that passive one, or the casing that retains or, too often, disperses the temperature produced by the systems. The heating and cooling of the rooms absorb up to 70% of the final energy consumption of a building.
- Install a thermal coat
What is it about? A coating that thermally and acoustically insulates the walls of a building. There are different materials, both synthetic and natural, and it can be applied both outside and inside the building.
How much do you save? Up to 50% of consumption: reduces heat loss and the passage of humidity. It therefore helps to contain heating and cooling needs.
- Renew the heating plant
What is it about? The device that heats rooms and often also sanitary water. There are different types: condensing, with heat pumps, etc.
How much do you save? Up to 20% of consumption: a modern condensing boiler uses fuel more efficiently than traditional boilers, thanks to the heat recovered from the exhaust gases.
- Replace fixtures and windows
What is it about? Frames with double and triple glazed thermal break frame.
How much do you save? Up to 15% of consumption: efficient fixtures and windows reduce heat loss and the passage of humidity and increase living comfort.
- Identify additional areas of intervention
Such as the installation of LED bulbs in common areas or the installation of photovoltaic systems.
- Take action on seismic consolidation
What is it about? Systematic set of interventions that allow to improve the response of the building in the event of seismic events, such as the consolidation of walls and structures, the construction of perimeter curbs, the installation of seismic insulators or the consolidation of foundations.
What are the advantages? It allows to increase the overall security of the building.
CasaMia by TEP, the "turnkey" solution for the energy requalification of condominiums, also with Superbonus 110%
CasaMia is the complete program developed by Tep to redevelop condominiums, through energy efficiency measures and seismic consolidation. The solution is self-financed with guaranteed savings on consumption and with the certified tax credit to access Superbonus, Ecobonus and Sismabonus. All this also increasing the comfort of the building and the well-being of those who live there.
The strengths of CasaMia
- A global intervention to improve the efficiency of the entire building-plant system: not only a new thermal power plant, not just a thermal coat, not only the replacement of the fixtures, but an organic intervention, also including interventions on structural solidity where deemed appropriate.
- A single interlocutor for all phases of the intervention: Tep acts as general contractor and supports the condominium throughout the process, even in the phases of access to the incentive mechanisms.
- Specific financing agreements with the main Italian banks to meet the cost of non-incentivized intervention.
- Certification of tax credit and interventions for obtaining EcoBonus and SismaBonus.
- No imposition of energy supplies or proprietary technologies.
CasaMia for the environment
In addition, the CasaMia program offers Italian condominiums the opportunity not only to redevelop themselves energetically, but also to contribute to reducing their environmental impact and improving livability in the city. This is through the planting of new trees in urban areas supported through the program.
The first Urban Forest of CasaMia in Padua
- 1,000 young exclusively native trees and shrubs planted >> limes, oaks, field maples and viburnum
- 1.3 hectares previously left on lawn >> equal to about two football fields
- The area will be used by citizens and local schools and will act as an oasis for bees and to capture pollutants
- In a year, it will allow:
- the capture of an amount of PM10 equivalent to 45 turns of the Earth by car,
- absorption of the equivalent of CO2 emitted by around 40 Italian families in one year.
Gas heat pumps and micro-CHP
Gas heat pumps and micro-CHP are the most immediate and effective solution to get the decarbonization targets, fight air pollution, improve energy efficiency and promote the use of renewable sources in air conditioning.
26 October 2020 - 14:44 CET