Mapping the way to energy efficiency

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MOTRIL council is working hard to make the town energy efficient. The Sustainability Department, led by Councillor Jose Luis Chica, is tracing an energy consumption map to study the possibility of introducing renewable energies in the town.

Motril’s buildings will then be added to a database depending on their energy efficiency. This way each building will undergo specific refurbishment works to adapt to the European standards in relation to green energies.

This database will also help reduce energy consumption and choose the most suitable renewable energy for the town.

Cambridge and Edinburgh universities have shown their interest in this project, named “Smart Energy Motril” and part of a cooperation agreement between Motril Town Council and the University of Granada.

The aim of the council is to reduce CO2 emissions by 20 per cent, at the same time as increasing  the use of renewable energies and improving energy efficiency by 20 per cent.

The ‘Smart Energy Motril’ plan also comprises the improvement of the mobility in the city.

In order to do so, the council is considering a new plan for car parks located next to the areas with most traffic in Motril.

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