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<< Back to: Member News: ICLEI e-News | issue 8, June - July 2007

Hotels in Calvia reducing their energy use

July 04, 2007

Calvia (Spain) has developed an audit tool for hotel buildings that would identify opportunities for energy use reduction and the use of renewables, especially solar.

The software tool conducts a thorough audit and identifies the potential to reduce energy use.  The tool is also capable of managing the solar installations and extracting information on the performance and profitability of the solar thermal installation.

Technical staff are able to check the results from the solar installations on their personal computers, even receiving updates via text messages on their mobile phones.

Fossil-fuel based power are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. Green power from renewable energy sources emit no or low greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants. Green power can include electricity generated exclusively from renewable resources including wind, hydro-electric or solar power – or electricity produced from a combination of fossil and renewable resources. For more information on the generation and use of green power at the local level, please visit www.iclei.org/ccp.

Calvia is one of 166 local governments in Europe that are currently Members of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. For more information on ICLEI and its activities in Europe, please visit www.iclei.org/europe.

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