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Travel: Airbnb will give money to hosts who do energy renovation work

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The Airbnb platform will invest one million euros in a sustainable accommodation plan To support its hosts in renovation work. And this is only the start, announces the company.

Airbnb wants to contribute in its own way to the adoption of sustainable accommodation by associating with Effy, a French company specializing in energy renovation, to financially support the hosts of the platform with a work project. The company promises aid up to up to 2,200 euros, for a total credit of one million euros which acts as a first stone, evoking the possibility of "investing even in the future".

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Aid between 1000 and 2200 euros for each renovation act

with its “sustainable accommodation” plan launched this Monday, October 3, Airbnb wants to help the hosts of its platform to renovate their accommodation, and thus contribute to a decrease in emissions from carbon as well as a reduction in the energy bill.

Airbnb offers each host of a housing located in France an aid of an amount of minimum 1000 euros, which can increase up to 2200 euros for each renovation act. This may concern insulation, heat pump, installation of solar panels and others.

This system, developed in partnership with the company Effy, comes in addition to the already existing aid, such as Maprimerénov ', an energy premium launched at the beginning of 2020 to replace the tax credit for the energy transition ( Quotes) and aid from the National Housing Agency (ANAH), all owners of which can benefit, regardless of their income.

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Support for hosts, often ill -informed

Effy, who will be responsible for supporting the hosts in the financing of their work, undertakes to mobilize the already existing aid on behalf of the host. The group has even carried out standard estimates, on what can be dependent on an owner in case of work to insulate the walls from the outside or the installation of an air-water-water heat pump, With AIRBNB help.

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Today, 66 % of Airbnb hosts consulted say they do not rewar their property due to a lack of resources. 20 % also consider it lacking in information or being exceeded by the administrative procedures to be carried out, while 44 % simply do not know the existing subsidies. Airbnb will thus launch an awareness campaign, while creating a dedicated resource center and made available to its hosts.

Source: press release

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