Navarra constructs over 500 energy efficient homes for social housing

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22 May 2018
Navarra energy efficiency case study

The region of Navarra in Spain is building over 500 energy efficient homes for social housing. The 500 nearly zero-energy (NZEB) units will provide affordable and energy efficient homes for their citizens.

Nearly zero-energy buildings have very low energy consumption due to their design and the materials used in their construction and reduce energy consumption by 75% compared to standard buildings. The project will also contribute towards social integration and urban regeneration through the provision of affordable rental housing.

Other expected results include: 

  • 90% reduction in the cost of heating 
  • reduction in the maintenance cost of buildings 
  • use of renewable energy for heating 
  • employment of approximately 700 people during the period of implementation

With a €40 million loan from the European Investment Bank, NASUVINSA, the public agency responsible for urban development and social housing projects in Navarra, will manage the construction of 78,000 square metres of housing over the next three years.

The case study is part of a series from our Policy Action work, which aims to accelerate the pace of climate policy development and adoption in states and regions. To see more innovative climate policies from around the world, check out our Under2 Policy Action Map.

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