Subsidized loans for energy efficiency in schools, 350 million on the way
It was signed by Gianluigi Galletti, the Minister of the Environment, the decree granting low-interest loans (0.25%) for the energy requalification of Italian schools. An objective for which 350 million USD are allocated, so as to put the classrooms located along the peninsula in a sufficiently safe condition, a requirement deriving from the often extremely problematic conditions in which many buildings have been paying for some time now.
Loan 300 thousand USD
The appropriation in question also goes in the direction of privileging the companies of the Green Economy, another objective that seems to be among those favored by the institutions, along the lines of what is arranged at the continental level. Based on the preliminary estimates that have been processed so far, the first interventions should be 700, with a maximum amount per building that should be around 300 thousand USD. Interventions that will be destined in particular to the competent public subjects, that is Municipalities and Provinces, with an eye for nurseries and university education buildings.
However, in order to take advantage of the subsidized loans set out in the decree, it will be necessary to have an energy audit performed on the structure in question, in order to draw up the energy certification. The intervention must also be aimed at obtaining the recovery of at least two energy classes over a three-year period. Should the target in question be missed, the funding would be withdrawn. A fairly effective way to avoid wasting money at a time when state coffers cannot afford waste and to put local administrators in the face of very specific responsibilities.
Methods of granting the loans
The methods of granting the loans will be announced within ninety days of the entry into force of the provision. The decree on energy efficiency of school buildings should be a real pillar of the Green Act, leading to a significant reduction in harmful emissions of carbon dioxide and gas capable of altering the climate, or those responsible for the greenhouse effect. Moreover, these interventions allow us to meet the needs of an important sector for the destiny of the country, such as the building sector, which has been in serious difficulty for years. Objectives that have been highlighted by the Undersecretary of State for the Environment, Silvia Velo, who wanted to remember how the concept of energy redevelopment is now central to the revival of our economy.