Estepona City Council has incorporated the Local Police Headquarters facilities to the municipal energy efficiency plan, a measure that aims to reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere in 67 tons per year and energy consumption, for which it has a budget of €380,411as reported this Wednesday by the deputy mayor of the Economic, Innovation and Human Resources area, José María Ayala.

The municipal official has indicated that these works, which are in bidding phase, will bring with them facilities modernization to optimize energy resources.

The works, which will be awarded in the near future, have a base budget for the tender of 380,411 euros (VAT included). The action is integrated into the EDUSI Estepona Garden on the Costa del Sol, which is financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the European Union within the framework of the Operational Program for Sustainable Growth.

Ayala explained that the development of the facilities of the Local Police Headquarters, which will have a four month lead time, will allow the building to stop emitting more than 67 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year. This will also mean reduce energy consumption by more than 202,000 watts per year, which will result in savings of more than 30,000 euros each year for the municipal coffers.

Regarding the main actions that are going to be carried out at the Local Police Headquarters, the mayor has indicated that the replacement of lighting with more efficient lights from the energy point of view, improvements in the installation of air conditioning, as well as the installation of photovoltaic panels that favor energy saving.

On the other hand, he recalled that the municipal energy efficiency plan has already made other buildings and public facilities sustainable, such as the Francisco Munoz Perez football stadium, the El Carmen Sports Pavilion and the Padre Manuel Cultural Center. that meant stop emitting more than 120 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year and a saving of 300,000 watts per year.

Also, in almost all areas of the urban area the old luminaires have been replaced by other LED ones thus saving 160,000 euros each year in electrical consumption. This same action has already been carried out in outlying areas such as Costa Galera, Camino de la Boladilla and Calle Merion.

In this sense, the City Council has also installed photovoltaic lighting system to illuminate spaces in the city, in the roads that connect the highway with the plot where the Hospital is located, Las Golondrinas avenue in Isdabe, a garden area in El Seghers, in Las Joyas and in the car park located next to the bullring.

In addition, the municipal official has commented that in recent months and given the escalation in electricity prices, the City Council has reinforced the municipal plan, and among other actions, it has increased control over the use that is made of energy in municipal buildings and facilities; as well as public spaces, with the aim of avoiding situations of misuse of energy.

On the other hand, the Estepona City Council is going to continue with the installation of solar street lights in different enclaves of the outskirts to improve public lighting without increasing the cost of the electricity bill.

Lastly, José María Ayala recalled that the City Council has had, since last year, a Geographic information system (SIG) that allows to control and supervise in a online all public lighting in the city.

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