Circa 400 photovoltaic panels and over 3.300 LED bulbs have been installed at the FLUP’s building, making it now 88% more efficient than the benchmark, as it is rated as B level, since October last. In addition, more than 250 windows have been replaced, as well. This operation was taken under the project EE+@FLUP – Promoção de uma maior Eficiência e Sustentabilidade Energética na Faculdade de Letras da U.Porto (aka, “Promotion of a greater efficiency and Sustainability at the Faculty of Arts of the U. Porto). This is an unprecedented initiative that provided FLUP’s building with the best energetic performance.
The project amounted to 335 thousand euros, co-financed by PO SEUR, Portugal 2020 and the European Union via the Cohesion Fund. The undertaking also involved the installation of a photovoltaic central made of 394 panels that run in a self-productive system.
The building was inaugurated twenty-five years ago, and now it provides suitable comfort to the staff and students, as well as a clear reduction in energy consumption.