The Naturgy Foundation and the Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado (CEAR) are set to collaborate to improve the energy efficiency of the homes of vulnerable refugee families using the resources from the Energy Rehabilitation Solidarity Fund of the energy company’s foundation.
The Managing Director of the Naturgy Foundation, María Eugenia Coronado, highlighted their objective of remaining open to collaborating on causes with the Third Sector. “The signing of agreements to advance in improving the quality of life of vulnerable groups is one of the priorities maintained by the Naturgy Foundation in the fight against energy poverty”, confirmed Coronado.
The agreement follows on from those already signed with other organisations (Foment de l’Habitatge Social, Hábitat 3, the Cáritas Fundación para la Caridad de la Construcción, the Mambré Foundation, the Tengo Hogar Foundation and Accem) who already have access to the Energy Rehabilitation Solidarity Fund to carry out works of rehabilitation, installations and efficiency in the flats that they manage.
This new agreement will enable the Foundation to continue undertaking actions in accordance with the guidelines from the “Re-habilitación exprés para hogares vulnerables” study by the Naturgy Foundation. This study promotes low-cost measures that have a high impact, both in terms of people’s quality of life and families’ energy bill. Homes managed by CEAR must be occupied by vulnerable families or families at risk of being so. The rehabilitation measures established include repairing and purchasing heating systems, installing window closures and glazing, fixing and installing electricity and gas equipment, and improving wall insulation.