The project has been achieved through the Andalusian Energy Agency, which will finance 90% of the actions.
The City Council of Sevilla, in a coordinated programme with differents institutions will set an investment plan in motion for air conditioning and energy efficiency improvements with a total budget of 13.6 million euros in 21 schools throughout the city.
Among its main actions are the improvement of external thermal insulation and air conditioning, the renovation of windows and the monitoring of results through the installation of meters box, which will allow to know the consumption, as well as the treatment of information.
More efficient and better air-conditioned schools
“This is the most ambitious investment project in schools that has been launched in the city of Seville in a long time and which responds to a double line of action. On the one hand, the investment and improvement in educational centres in all the neighbourhoods that we are carrying out with a budget of five million euros a year, in addition to the actions coordinated with other administrations. And, on the other hand, the improvement of energy efficiency and a sustainable development model that allows us to have more efficient and better air-conditioned schools with better conditions for both the high temperature and cold months”, explained the Mayor of Seville, Juan Espadas, who visited the Andalusian Energy Agency’s manager, Javier Carnero, together with the Regional Minister for Employment, Enterprise and Trade, Aquilino Alonso, and the delegate of the Macarena district, Clara Macias, the San José Obrero Primary School, one of the centres that have been prioritised for this investment programme, in which the air conditioning and lighting will be improved and the intervention from the outside will be carried out to improve the thermal behaviour of the building, which will bring about a substantial improvement in the comfort and well-being of the centre and its occupants.
These measures, in addition to transforming buildings in terms of air conditioning, will reduce energy demand by 20%, resulting in economic savings of more than one million euros over the life of the new installations, and will receive an incentive of 90% (12.26 million euros) from the Andalusian Energy Agency.