Vilamoura anticipates carbon neutrality
Inframoura, a company in the municipality of Loulé responsible for the management of infrastructures and public space in Vilamoura and adjoining urban centres, anticipates the European decarbonization goal by 10 years, avoiding the emission of about 3,300 tons of CO2.
The international public tender for the purchase of energy is open to all buildings and installations under the management of the Loulé municipal company, which establishes the mandatory supply of 100% energy from renewable sources.
There will be more than 460 Mwh for a total period of 3 years. This option arises from the perspective of reinvesting the benefits generated by the savings obtained through the production of own energy by the photovoltaic systems that have been implemented (with 80kwp already in operation), as well as the efficiency gains that have been generated, as a result from analysis and systematic action to the various systems responsible for energy consumption, as well as the awareness and training of employees.
The path that has been developed in Vilamoura, with certification in 2020 by the ISO 50 001 standard -Energy Management Systems, is joined by the certifications of the international references of Quality (ISO 9001) and Environment (ISO14001), it is reinforced the ONU’s commitment to sustainable development combined with the Municipal Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change in Loulé, thus allowing a reduction of more than 55% of its total emissions (regarding the year 2018 that served as the basis for the development of the decarbonisation).
With this measure, Vilamoura anticipates the goal set in December 2020 by the European Council to reduce CO2 emissions by 55% by 2030, which will result in the entire process of storing and distributing water and draining wastewater become carbon neutral.
Vilamoura a tourist and sports resort par excellence with 5 extraordinary golf courses, several tennis courts, an International Marina where sailing events are held frequently, Equestrian Center with several International events during the year, Vilamoura comes to prove that it is without a doubt leader in the battle for an increasingly healthy environment, offering a superior quality of life for its residents and visitors.
Source: diarionline, região sul