Spain

Royal Decree 635/2013, developing the 'Plan to Promote the Environment in the hotel sector PIMA SOL\ for the energy renovation of its installations, and regulating the further acquisition of carbon credits by the Carbon Fund for a sustainable economy

Executive
Decree/Order/Ordinance
Passed in 2013
The Plan (PIMA SOL) is an initiative to reduce GHGs in the tourism sector by retrofitting hotels. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment shall purchase the GHG emission reductions that are generated in hotels through renovation projects, with a financial aid package allocation of EUR5.21m (USD6.54m).

The Plan will be part-funded by the European Investment Bank (EIB), which approved EUR200m (USD251m) of financing through Spanish banks, which will contribute the same amount at very advantageous interest rates and repayment periods.

Hotels will be eligible for funding if they carry out retrofits that move them two steps higher on the buildings energy rating scheme or to a B rating.

Measures in the Plan include insulation for façades, windows and roofs; heating and cooling control systems; plate water heating systems; passive heating and cooling systems; more efficient heating and cooling equipment; geothermal energy and biomass systems; and water-efficient management systems.

The provisions of Royal Decree 235/2013, approving the basic procedure to certify energy efficiency in buildings, will be taken into account in order to determine eligible projects to achieve a reduction in GHG emissions with the Fund's purchase of carbon credits.

Documents
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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