An inhabited building in the historic center of Vitoria-Gasteiz has started the works of eco-renovation and energy rehabilitation, within the initiative ENERPAT (ENERGY in HERITAGE). The city was chosen along with Cahors and Porto to be part of this project, which seeks the improvement of energy efficiency of the residential heritage of the historic centers. In the property located at Calle Correría 119, energy consumption and hygrothermal behavior will be monitored before and after the works. From the results obtained in the three cities, replicable solutions will be obtained in the historic urban areas of Southwestern Europe.

Vitoria-Gasteiz participates in the project through the municipal urban society Ensanche 21. For the experimentation of eco-rehabilitation technologies, which will be carried out simultaneously in the three cities, a Living Lab will also be developed. The different agents of the value chain will meet: public agents, the construction sector, inhabitants and research-innovation agents.

The works on the property began on March 21 for an estimated duration of four months, and a budget of €261,150, with financing from the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) of €221,023.