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Valladolid Changes Mindsets to Renovate Buildings

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Despite strong initial reluctance to the innovative retrofitting of their flats, residents in a Valladolid district (Spain) are now enjoying improved comfort and lower fuel bills as they head towards winter, all thanks to an EU-funded project, REMOURBAN.

 

Poorly insulated flats, lack of temperature control and heavy heating bills blighted the residents of Valladolid's Fasa District in Spain. To remedy this situation, Valladolid Municipality along with CARTIF Technology Centre decided to undertake a set of retrofitting measures as part of an EU-funded project, REMOURBAN.

 

Resistance

 

However, the project met with opposition from residents wary of municipal meddling and disruption to their daily lives. The Fasa Residents' Association even voted to reject this project that would eventually raise (...)

 

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