Consumption in municipal buildings and facilities represents around 50 % of the total municipal energy expenditure. So it is crucially important, then, to take action on these facilities and save energy and emissions. At the same time, initiatives in municipal buildings are a key tool for promoting energy saving and efficiency measures, given the exemplary role they play before the public

Action measures are coordinated under the Energy Improvement Plan for Municipal Buildings (PEMEEM), which are aimed at saving energy and incorporating renewable energies in municipal buildings and facilities, positioning Barcelona City Council as a highly sustainable authority in managing its own facilities.

The energy-saving and efficiency measures proposed for municipal buildings are divided up into the following areas:

  • Heating and air-conditioning facilities.
  • Lighting facilities.
  • Thermal envelope (insulation in façades and roofs).
  • Electrical facilities.
  • Water saving.
  • Office automation and communication systems.
  • Energy monitoring and management systems.

Want to find out the measures proposed in PEMEEM? Download the Basic Guide to Energy Efficiency in Municipal Buildings