Project proposal:
Agreement No:

Project planning:
Starting date: March 2020
End date: February 2023
Status: On-going

Project leader:
Port of de Barcelona
States involved:

Total eligible costs:
512,220.63 €
ERDF Contribution:
256,110.32 €
ERDF funding:
APB funding:
256,110.31 €
Support program:

2017 ERDF

Project description:

Energy efficiency is currently a priority strategy in the Port of Barcelona (APB), with the need to adapt the different infrastructures in order to continue with the commitment to environmental sustainability. Within this line, different measures are currently being carried out aimed at reducing the environmental impact of the Ports infrastructure.

The purpose of this Action is to implement improvements in the energy efficiency of the PIF Area building: energy generation through a photovoltaic installation, implementation of a global monitoring and control system for the building, and replacement of current lighting technology with LED lighting.


The main objectives of the Action are:

• The installation of a control and monitoring system allows to monitor and to provide automatic climatic adjustments to the installation based on efficient control algorithms. This implementation covers a total constructed area of 5,723m2, enabling an extension of the useful life of the equipment in more than 15 years and would generate an energy saving of 13% accompanied by a reduction in emissions of 26,240kg CO2/year.
• Modification of the lighting technology. It is proposed to replace most of the luminaires in the building with LED lighting systems which will enable the reduction of the following variables: energy consumption, maintenance tasks, contracted power and allows future lighting regulation. This implementation covers a constructed area of 5,581m2 of the building (excluding the technical room), the useful life of the lighting elements would increase between 14 and 19 years and the energy savings could rise to 14% accompanied by a reduction in emissions of 28,389kg CO2/year.
• The installation of photovoltaic elements that allows the generation of renewable energy in order to achieve a partially energetically self-sustaining building. This implementation covers the equivalent surface on the total constructed of 5,723m2, the useful life of the photovoltaic modules will present an increase of 20 years and would allow a reduction of emissions of 105,137kg CO2/year.