The Brazilian Council for Sustainable Construction (CBCS) and the Florianópolis City Hall were the creators of the online event that marked the end of the second phase of the Efficient Cities Project in the capital of Santa Catarina, which was developed with financing by iCS. The presentation “Floripa Efficient City Program: actions and outcomes – Structuring of elements of governance and public policies on energy efficiency” included the participation of Kamyla Borges, coordinator of the iCS Efficiency Initiative.

Olavo Kucker, president of the CBCS, believes that this project is like a planted seed, with the expectation of it being reproduced throughout the national territory. “Floripa is evidence that the private sector, together with the Third Sector and the public sector can make our city halls and our cities much more cost efficient. As well as collaborating with sustainability, it provides the necessary cost so that it can serve the citizen.”

The project is built on three pillars: Management, with the organization of the management of consumption of the municipal public buildings; Qualifications, with the training of the technical staff in the energy efficiency of the buildings; and Public Policies, which consists in the structuring of the guiding principles for policies in the area of ​​energy efficiency. Among the challenges, were the stock inventory of the buildings, energy consumption data and water consumption data, for the later analysis of potential inefficiencies and indications for improvements.

Watch the online presentation:

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