June 14, 2019 - 14:13

Energy and health. Presentation of the study “Impact of the energy rehabilitation of residential buildings on health”

The study, which was promoted by IREC (the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research), shows the potential financial savings that could be gained by the health system as a result of energy rehabilitation actions in vulnerable housing. The article, entitled "Health and related economic effects of residential energy retrofitting in Spain", was published in Energy Policy magazine.

Barcelona City Council takes part in the presentation of the study “Impact of energy rehabilitation on health”, which will take place next Tuesday, 18 June at 6.30 pm at the function room of the Architects’ Association (COAC) building.

Cristina Castells, from the Department of Energy and Environmental Quality, will take part in the session to explain the importance of energy rehabilitation for the achievement of comfort and habitability levels.

The study, which was promoted by IREC (the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research), shows the potential financial savings that could be gained by the health system as a result of energy rehabilitation actions in vulnerable housing. The article, entitled “Health and related economic effects of residential energy retrofitting in Spain”, was published in Energy Policy magazine.

These savings would result in improved health conditions in these homes, with a reduction in healthcare costs, including both medication expenses and the cost of sick leave, taking into account that the number of households with at least one member who is ill can be reduced by 15%.

The benefits of energy rehabilitation – also in terms of health – provide added value to both occupants and the healthcare system and constitute positive arguments for promoting the renovation of the housing stock.

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