IT ALL ADDS UP TO A GREENER FUTURE
Our actions contribute to building a greener, cleaner, more
sustainable future that is respectful of the available natural resources.
FIRST TO BE AWARDED THE FEDA GREEN LIGHT SEAL
In November 2022, illa Carlemany shopping centre was awarded the Green Light seal issued by FEDA, which certifies the use of energy from renewable sources. FEDA manages energy produced at the hydroelectric power station, as well as energy imported from renewable sources in Spain and France, and every kW of this energy is covered by the certification.
With the Green Light certificate of origin, illa Carlemany is the first shopping centre in the country to join the initiative, thereby demonstrating its commitment to the development of renewable energies and its participation in the energy transition.
IT ALL ADDS UP TO ENERGY SAVINGS
While it is true that having been awarded the Green Light seal does not guarantee energy savings or responsible consumption, the reality is that taking measures for responsible consumption, energy savings, and the promotion of renewables all adds up to help build a greener, cleaner, more sustainable future that is respectful of the available natural resources. And that’s why illa Carlemany wants to do its bit.
Last Christmas, in 2022, the decorations at illa Carlemany were made with LED lights and in operation for fewer days and fewer hours. They were switched on eight days later than usual and turned off at Epiphany. In total, ten days less.
At the same time, with the Christmas lighting on inside the shopping centre it was possible to dispense with other lighting points that are usually required in the normal running of the commercial facilities.
Also to reduce energy consumption and energy bills, for some time now we have had lighting mechanisms in the indoor car park that use motion sensors, resulting in a 30% reduction to the annual electricity consumption in this space.
A similar reduction in consumption has been achieved by permanently switching off the lighting on the upper overhang of the façade, along with the savings from the rest of the lighting on the façade of the shopping centre being switched off at ten p.m. since mid-September 2022.
Significant savings are also being achieved now that the lighting in the outdoor car park does not burn beyond midnight, LED bulbs are progressively being fitted in all installations, and there are temperature sensors distributed throughout the shopping centre. The latter allows for compliance, at all times, with the air conditioning guidelines set out in the government’s energy saving plans.
In addition, thanks to the natural cooling system the centre uses, outside air is used to cool certain parts of the facilities.
And in 2023, we will keep on working to build a better future: greener, cleaner, more sustainable and more respectful of available natural resources.