SAIE 2011

Italy relies on energy efficiency

 For Italian homeowners it is more important to have environmentally friendly and energy-saving materials in the privately owned house than any other criteria such as the location or the ambience of the building. This is the result of a survey conducted by the Italian building institute
Cresme concerning the building industry in Italy.

As the survey shows, there has been a change in the attitude in Italia over the last four years. In the meantime, 65% of the people surveyed consider a sustainable modernization as the most essential value enhancement of their privately owned house.

Government initiatives concerning energy-efficiency and more severe laws and regulations create positive impetus. The program „Industria 2015“ promotes innovative construction technologies and materials with a view of energy saving. In this regard, a tax allowance of 55% can be obtained, and special depreciation rates of 36% apply to the...

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