- The Municipality of Almada has committed to reduce its Community emissions by 22% by 2020 compared to Baseline scenario (BAU) reduction target emission level.
Since 2008, Almada has equipped municipal swimming pools
and recreational centers with solar panels for water heating.
The latest swimming pool, opened in September 2012, ensures
that all four municipal pools use solar thermal energy for
water heating and therefore reduce fossil fuel use through a
total of 820 m2 solar area. The remaining municipal recreational
centers will be equipped with solar energy in 2013.
Efficient lighting for historic monuments is an ongoing project
that seeks to replace decorative lighting using energy
efficient solutions. The latest project renovated lighting
on the Dom Fernando II e Glória Frigate, a museum ship
anchored on the Almada riverfront. The old lighting was
replaced with LED lighting, and resulted in an 80% energy
An intelligent street lighting system—with dimming and remote
control technologies—as well as LED traffic lighting,
was installed. Results indicate a more than 40% reduction
corresponding to street lighting and 80% related to traffic
lighting. The EcoEnLight project, slated to be complete in
2013, will cover 1500 light points in the public lighting system
as well as a total of 1350 LED technology traffic lights.
With its 13 km beachfront, Almada has been developing several
dune restoration projects, including sand capture system installation
and autochthonous precursor plantings (European beachgrass,
Ammophila Arenaria). In 2012, more than 1500 plants
were introduced to a 2000m2 area, allowing for dune fixation
and restoration and minimizing erosion effects. Children from
local public and surf schools carried out program efforts.
This project included designing an urban farm network that
contributes to Almada’s sustainability in vegetable production
and resilience. Abandoned agricultural areas and existing
urban areas were evaluated in terms of vegetable productivity;
it led to the development of three urban municipal
farms. These three farms cover a total area of 45.00 m2 and
will involve at least 150 urban farmers
AGENEAL (Almada’s Local Energy Management
Agency), Instituto Superior Técnico,
Science Faculty of Lisbon University, Instituto
da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas,
EDP and several local private social-solidarity
The Municipality of Almada has reported 1 Community emission inventory, since 2006. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2006, the Stationary energy and Transport are identified as key emission sources.
The Municipality of Almada has reported 1 government operational inventory, since 2006. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2006, the Transport is identified as key emission source.
Mayor Inês de MedeirosMunicipality of Almada, Portugal