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Government incentives on home improvements

08 Sep 2020
Government incentives on home improvements
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Home Improvements – Everything involving the new government support on improving energy efficiency of homes A 4.5 million program was launched in Portugal starting on the 7th of September, to help improve the energy efficiency of homes with incentives including both works and materials in the process. The initiative includes support up to 70% with a limit of 7,500€ on property. You can now apply for this government backed program which is aiming to make homes more sustainable in Portugal
Home Improvements – Everything involving the new government support on improving energy efficiency of homes
 
A 4.5 million program was launched in Portugal starting on the 7th of September, to help improve the energy efficiency of homes with incentives including both works and materials in the process. The initiative includes support up to 70% with a limit of 7,500€ on property.
 
You can now apply for this government backed program which is aiming to make homes more sustainable in Portugal. It is available for private property owners, and apts/townhouses built before 2006 and include improvements such as:
Windows,
Thermic insulation
Heating/cooling systems (including photovoltaic panels and water efficiency) among others
 
The sustainability program was launched on the 2nd of September offering 1.75 million Euros in 2020 and 2.75 Million Euros in 2021 and are looking to promote energy efficiency and a goal of a better environment. Each candidate can apply for up to 15,000€ with a limit for each property up to 7,500€.
 
Do the work, send the invoice and proof of ownership and the money will be credited.
 
Work supported (see image for amounts)
 
Windows with class A+ energy efficiency
Thermic insulation with eco or recycled materials (internal/external flooring or walls)
Heating and cooling systems, water heating from renewable energy with A+ energy rating (heat pumps, solar panels, boilers) –
Photovoltaic panels (and other equipment that produces renewable energy)
Water efficiency – substitution of equipment for more efficient materials/products (taps, flushing mechanisms, water pressure regulators)
Incorporation of biomaterials, recycled materials, solutions for bioclimate architecture
 
EXAMPLE:
  Total Cost 70% Incentive Final cost
2 energy efficient windows A+ 2.600 1.820 1.500 1.100
1 heat pump A+ 3.000 2.100 2.100 900
Fotovoltaic Panel 3.500 2.450 2.450 1.050
Total 9.500   6.050 3.050
 
Conditions:
  • Private property owners/houses
  • Buildings multi/singular family, Apartments/townhouses (Frações Autonomas) built before 2006
  • Continental Portugal
Eligible costs
The pre planning costs for various solutions.
Expenses billed and paid for in full and subject to delivery or installations under the following criteria:
  • After 7th of September 2020
  • Sole purpose of achieving the objective of the incentive
  • Complying with tax laws
Costs not included
  • Acquisition of land, building or homes
  • Construction or modification of buildings regardless of whether they are necessary to implement the energy efficiency measure
  • Costs with maintenance and operation of the measure
  • Acquisition of monitoring systems, material and software
  • Acquisition or substituting electro domestic appliances
  • Projects, certificates, audits, studies, licensing
  • Project/construction management/supervision, safety coordination, environmental monitoring, technical assistance
  • Expenses incurred from temporary resettlement
  • Expenses associated with other modifications in the building not related to the eligible modifications.
  • VAT return
  • Costs covered by other sources of financing, fines, penalties and litigation costs
  • Excessive or inappropriate expenses for previously established purposes
Process
Access the Fundo ambiental fundo www.fundoambiental.pt
Fill in your details, including the receipt of expenses and other necessary documents
Submit the application
Receive notification and confirmation the application has been submitted
Possible request for more information
Notification of request approval
Transfer of funds to indicated account
 
Documents required
Citizen card or BI
Certificate of no debt in the finance department
Certificate of no debt in Social security
Fiscal number
Energy certificate
Caderneta Predial
Licença de Habitação
Invoices
Photographic evidence from before and after
Energy level class +
System energy level
Certified installers technicians
ANQUIP Certification
Certification or label related to eco-materials

https://www.idealista.pt/news/imobiliario/habitacao/2020/09/02/44470-obras-em-casa-tudo-sobre-os-novos-apoios-que-o-governo-vai-dar-para-tornar-imoveis 

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