Public waste: Government guarantees that lights will now be turned off in public buildings at night and on weekends


Efficiency plan for administration also envisages controlling shutdown of air conditioning equipment and computers

Minister of Finance and Public Administration, Maria Jesus Monteiro.
Minister of Finance and Public Administration, Maria Jesus Monteiro.EFE
  • public administration Montero slips into executives’ teleworking as a “patch” between savings measures with and without negotiation

The Plan of Energy Savings and Efficiency Measures for General State Administration (AGE), which the government approved this week, includes a “rationalization of the use of administrative buildings and their facilities”. And within these functions, the executive performs the following functions: “ensure” shutdown “overnight, weekends and holidays” “Air conditioning, lighting, and office automation systems”.

i.e., in 2022 and after the historic increase in prices, the executive ensures that, Now yeah it’s going to control that the lights go out of public buildings, computers or air-conditioning equipment. A clear example of the energy and economic waste pervasive in many areas of public administration.

As stated in the Official State Gazette (BoE), the same plan also considers other measures that do nothing more than confirm the lack of control. For example: “We will move on review of contractual powers According to peak consumption demand in administrative buildings». It is undoubtedly striking that this point has not been addressed before, given the additional cost to be derived from this situation. Or even that so far they have not been adapted, “as far as possible, the lighting and ventilation schedules of car parks, warehouses or areas of non-permanent business.”

The plan, which has been promoted by the Ministry of Finance and Public Works with Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, is the document in which Minister María Jess Monteiro inserted the officials’ telework. Despite the fact that he guaranteed that the decree would be ready by January, the government has not processed it and Monteiro has implemented it now.”remote work» “To reduce the energy impact generated by commuting to the workplace, and from energy consumption in the workplace only derived from the physical presence of workers”. Without negotiating with civil servants’ unions, who have dubbed it a “patch”, and with a 3/2 model: three days of remote work and two days in person on the post.

In this context, the government alsopublic transport Prioritizing the commitment to this mode of travel by public employees, for those who live in areas with difficult access to public transport or whose workplace is far from their homes. “The establishment of mass transport routes will be promoted and relocation schemes aimed at encouraging public servants to modify their mobility habits on a large scale,” the text said.

And the use of bicycles as a means of transport will also be encouraged. How? With a measure that might not seem too ambitious: “All public building spaces with parking spaces for vehicles shall establish secure bike parking, Nothing else has been said about it.

temperature and office supplies

The government also wants to reduce energy temperature, “Not more than 19ºC when it is necessary to use heating nor less than 27ºC when it is necessary for cooling, when this requires conventional energy consumption, the standard states.”

Another aspect that will be controlled is «Use of paper, plastic and consumables used on a daily basis in all administrative offices”, which suggests that even this point did not have complete control.

Under this rule, own consumption, “General State Administration and State Institutional Public Sector buildings and infrastructure to introduce a location identification system to initiate procedures that permit the placement of photovoltaic installations”. “Each public body shall identify the key locations that are most suitable for installation”, “List of roofs of general state administration and state institutional public sector, with priority on the basis of surface area and energy consumption”, and “it will make its plans in 2022”. Will proceed for the first contract of 50MW capacity for installation”, collects the text.

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