Green and getting greener
A weak link in the climate fight
The International Energy Agency notes that there is enormous potential to reduce emissions that isn’t being exploited because fossil fuels are still in use, effective energy-efficiency policies are absent and investment in sustainable buildings is insufficient.
That is an important move – in the race to beat climate change, buildings are a weak link. The structures within which we live and work are important consumers of energy and, thanks to rising demand for both heating and cooling, a major and growing source of CO2.
How to lead in sustainability
With Enel X, local government organizations such as the one in Vitoria-Gasteiz can lead the way, cutting both energy consumption and emissions, without sacrificing comfort and useability, by renovating existing structures and ensuring that newly built ones are sustainable.
Optimize, maintain, save
The Municipality of Vitoria-Gasteiz, the largest in the Basque Country and home to more than a quarter of a million people, picked Enel X as its electricity supplier, tapping us to optimize and maintain 42 public buildings.
These include civic centers, sports facilities, public offices and cultural centers. We will also supply internal lighting, installing new LED devices, and revamp the Municipality’s electric plant. The client will save at least 20% from its electricity bill.
The four principles behind our solutions
Our solutions are based on four underlying principles. These are digitalization; the use of the most advanced technologies; customization; and electrification. These allow us to divide our offering into three main areas – energy monitoring, optimization and management; clean energy production; and reducing consumption.
It starts with an energy audit that acts as our main analysis and benchmarking tool, helping us understand how energy is consumed in a building and where there is room for improvement.