Peru among the selected Latin American countries to implement the Iconic Buildings Energy Efficiency Project



Posted on 01 July 2021
  • To limit the increase of the global temperature 1.5 ° C more, it is important to reduce our energy consumption and to switch to renewable energy sources.
  • This project supports key partners in cities to reduce energy consumption in buildings.
  • In Peru, the project was implemented in the Municipal Palace of Lima. 

 

"The important thing about this project is to make visible the benefits of energy efficiency in buildings, creating changes that can be replicated in other places, achieving significant positive impacts," explained Daniela Freundt, Cities Coordinator of WWF Peru. The project consisted of 4 stages that included real-time monitoring of electricity consumption, the elaboration of recommendations for energy efficiency and renewable energies, the technical support to the personnel of the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima and the dissemination of the results.
 

Among the benefits of this project are the potential savings by reducing the use of electricity consumption and the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming.
 

The energy demand of buildings is increasing, driven by the growing cooling needs. Electricity requirements for these purposes are expected to triple by 2050. In that sense, over the next three decades the growth of refrigeration and air conditioning could exceed the entire carbon budget required to meet the Paris global target of 1.5 ° C globally, according to the 2019 Global Report on the State of Energy and CO 2 Emissions from the International Energy Agency.
 

Given the high public visibility and the large flow of people in iconic buildings, carrying out actions aimed at measuring and monitoring electricity consumption in them is an opportunity to awaken the interest of citizens regarding issues related to energy efficiency. The project is being implemented in iconic buildings in different cities, such as La Bolsa de Valores de Santiago in Chile and La Gobernación de Cundinamarca in Colombia. In the case of Peru, this work was done at the Municipal Palace of Lima.