The Malaga Tradeshow and Congress Centre’s energy bill was cut by €77,000, representing 18% less than in 2010.
The Malaga Tradeshow and Congress Centre (FYCMA) managed to reduce its natural gas consumption by 28% and its energy consumption by 22% during 2012, with respect to 2012 – the year used as a reference – thanks to the implementation of initiatives that have improved the venue’s energy efficiency and environmental friendliness.
As to figures, the centre used a total of 57,927m3 of natural gas, representing savings of €27,256. As to energy consumption, the centre used 2,798MWh, representing a drop of 22% in the last two years: 12% in restaurant services, 2% in office rental, and 10% in event activity.
Likewise, the building’s permanent consumption has dropped both during weekdays and weekends and Bank Holidays. This is also the case of the days when events were held, with a drop of 14% in the winter and 17% in the summer. Specifically, the centre’s energy bill in 2012 was €77,000, 18% less than in 2010.
So, thanks to the excellent results of initiatives keyed to improving energy efficiency, FYCMA has reduced its energy consumption by 24% with respect to 2010. It is important to note that energy costs continued to rise in Spain during 2012 and the venue has managed to compensate this with a drop in consumption.
Initiatives implemented by FYCMA
During 2010 and 2011, initiatives included the installation of a new control system, partitioning the exhibit hall lighting systems, replacing 110 halogen and neon lights with LED fixtures, and implementing a total switch-off policy during moments of inactivity, among others.
Moreover, during 2012 two new air conditioning units were included in the facility’s management system, four switchboards were modified so as to improve the lighting system, 45 luminaries were replaced by LEDs, and the heating control system was modified, among other initiatives.
The venue has also implemented other initiatives geared to improving its environmental-protection and energy policies, such as a 100kw photovoltaic plant generating clean energy and reducing the emission of greenhouse gases, glazing the east side of the central patio, and installing sliding doors so as to maintain the temperature in the adjacent halls.