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ERDF102 - Energy smart authority

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The Housing Authority has undertaken many initiatives to perform more environmentally-friendly practices, both in its day-to-day operations as well as in its buildings and units. Installation of green technologies has been taking place on the Housing Authority’s premises to lower energy consumption. Employees have also been made aware of the changes to further promote such practices.

Projects:

  1. Photovoltaic System: the Housing Authority has taken part in an EU-funded project entitled ERDF 102 – Energy Smart Authority. This project consisted of the installation of a photovoltaic system, which produced renewable clean energy to be used throughout the Housing Authority offices. This system not only produces clean renewable energy but also reduces harmful carbon dioxide emissions.
  2. Light Optimisers: these were also put in place to maximise the energy harvest from the photovoltaic cells.
  3. Energy-Saving Light Bulbs: all light bulbs within the Housing Authority premises have been changed to energy-saving light bulbs in an effort to further profit from the photovoltaic panels.
  4. Motion Detection Activated Light: sensors for motion detection activated lights have also been set up around the Housing Authority offices to avoid excessive waste of energy.
  5. Office Culture and Awareness: with regards to energy efficiency, signage is placed around the buildings for increased awareness so that all employees use energy as efficiently as possible. Management works hard to foster a green culture amongst the employees. Furthermore, employees are encouraged to be more energy efficient by switching off lights when they are not needed and turning off computers that are not being used.
Award info
Award category: going green
Award type: submission
Award year: 2011
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Keywords: Energy Smart Authority
Short English description: The Housing Authority has undertaken many initiatives to perform more environmentally-friendly practices, both in its day-to-day operations as well as in its buildings and units.
Further information
Organisation: Malta Housing Authority
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Level of government: national level
Size of organisation: >100
Number of people involved: 1-5
Country: Malta
EU membership: EU member
Language code: en
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ERDF102 - Energy smart authority (35.8920297, 14.5069638)
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