Energy efficiency consists in the efficient use of energy. With the local state contribution, for some time we have been working on this fundamental subject for the sustainability of Rafaela.
In the years 2018-2019, the following measures have been implemented: energy audit in the municipality building, change of luminaire to LED technology in the public offices and public illumination, ordinance for the use of LED in all the new public works, reimbursement to the neighbours for the installation of solar collectors, presentation of the project of ordinance for the reimbursements of the use of renewable energies, training courses about new technologies in the efficient use of energy, etc.
Thanks to the joint effort of different municipal areas and the contribution of the Environmental Council of IDS Rafaela, we managed to increase the conservation and reduce energy consumption, thus promoting the care for the environment and sustainability in Rafaela.
On the other hand, it is important to take into account the citizen participation in this task: the economic and environmental impact can be achieved only when working together, changing the habits and generating awareness among those around us.
Below are some tips to keep in mind in our home and working spaces: replace the lighting by LED technology, use the curtains and carpets as insulators, unplug the electric devices not in use, take advantage of natural light from outside, turn off the lights in the spaces not used.
The reduction of consumption is a fundamental element for the better use of energy resources and for the care for the environment because it decreases the consumption of the fuels in electricity generation and avoids the emissions harmful for the atmosphere. In order to advance further in this issue, it is necessary to invest, increase awareness and work together