Energy Efficiency of Public Buildings in Buenos Aires: The Case of an Office Building

Author(s)
ICLEI Local Government for Sustainability
 
Date
Jan 2011
 
Source
The local government of Buenos Aires is responsible for the maintenance of approximately 1,500 buildings. These include schools, hospitals, offices, public service centers and cultural centers. To move forward with an energy effi ciency building program, learning the consumption levels for each type of building is necessary. For example, improvement measures were identifi ed for the city's Environmental Protection Agency office building based on its consumption profi le. This could result in a reduction of 27 per cent in lighting, 54 per cent for computer systems and 37 per cent for cooling and heating. Replicating these improvements is a challenge. Actions need to be taken, policies developed, and obligations and incentives established.
 
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