RES measures in state schools

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 24 September 2012

The Foundation for Tomorrow’s Schools was set up by the Government of Malta in 2001 and has among its objectives the management and ficing of the development, building, upgrading and refurbishment of State schools. Energy conservation and inclusion of renewable energy sources is a core principle that has been adopted by the Foundation in the design and construction of new schools.

The measures that have been taken so far in new schools include:

Sun pipes for maximising the use of natural day lighting; Double glazing and polyurethane roof insulation for increased thermal comfort; Efficient lighting systems, in terms of the light fittings technologies and controls, Solar water heaters for the heating of water; Photovoltaic systems to meet part of the buildings’ electricity demand; Water conservation systems: collection and reuse of rainwater for cleaning, flushing and irrigation, and installation of temporised water sets.

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