Fight against CO2 in Estepona

ESTEPONA will create an energy saving plan to lower CO2 emissions. Just four municipal facilities are releasing 100 tonness of contaminating gases each year. 

José María García Urbano, mayor of Estepona, has explained the importance of the new initiative. The environmental project will focus on cutting down energy usage at Padre Manuel cultural centre, Francisco Muñoz Pérez football pitch and El Carmen and Las Viñas sports centres.  

Estimates of the project place energy saving at over 210.000 watts per year. This will also mean electricity bills could be reduced up to €21.000 annually. Necessary reforms will include redesigning the energy infrastructure to be more efficient in the four buildings. 

The building work will need an investment of over €166.000. The boiler and air conditioning equipment will be replaced at the football pitch and more efficient spotlights will be used. At the sport centres, solar panels will be installed and all lamps will be changed out.  

This green project will be partly financed by the European fund for regional development. The drafting of the energy saving plan has been awarded to the business Valdemar for a total of €20.751. Once the plan is in place, building will start in 2020.  

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