AMAL guarantees European funds to improve the energy efficiency of the headquarters building

The work will cost 43 thousand euros and will be funded by 45% by the European Union

AMAL Headquarters in Faro – Photo: Ana Madeira | Sul Informação – File Image

An application from AMAL – Algarve Intermunicipal Community for the implementation of energy efficiency measures and the promotion of renewable energies, for self-consumption, in its headquarters building, in Faro, was approved by CRESC Algarve 2020.

«To increase the building's energy efficiency, the building's surroundings will be reclassified, the existing window frames will be replaced by another in PVC, the solar characteristics of the glass will be improved and the interior lighting will be replaced by another more efficient one», revealed AMAL.

"As for the promotion of renewable energies, a solar system will be installed for the production of domestic hot water, as well as a photovoltaic system for the production of energy for self-consumption," added the same entity.

With this intervention, AMAL will, on the one hand, reduce its ecological footprint and, on the other, reduce its energy bill.

The candidacy now approved represents an eligible investment of 43 thousand euros, to be executed in 2021, with a 45% contribution from European funds (FEDER).

The drafts of this application (thermal insulation, interior lighting, window frames, solar thermal system, photovoltaic system) were prepared by AREAL – Regional Agency for Energy and Environment of the Algarve, having already been approved at a meeting of the Intermunicipal Council.