The PYMAC League (EECC) is a good opportunity to review the practices we are doing
Som Energia is a consumer non-profit cooperative of green energy. Its main activities are the marketing and production of energy from 100% renewable origin.
- Why did you sign up for PYMAC League (EECC)?
We thought it was a good opportunity to force us to review the energy efficiency practices we were doing.
- What opportunities and challenges are you facing within the team to change habits or to make technological improvements?
Our main goal is to improve the management of air conditioning we do in our offices. We have difficulties in adapting the air conditioning of the building to our needs, the architectural features of our office are singulars, workers work at different times and among those who formed the team have different temperature thermal comfort.
- Have you started any initiatives to improve the energy efficiency of the office since you are participating in PYMAC (EECC)?
We are monitoring the temperatures to optimize the set-point temperatures, detect insulation problems and blackheads.
- Which results you hope to achieve after PYMAC (EECC)?
We hope to improve the energy efficiency of our office and improve the thermal comfort of the workspaces.
- Are you involved in other initiatives of social and environmental responsibility?
The cooperative taken up about social and environmental concerns of the partners. We are currently developing two projects that attempt to deepen these lines: Generation kWh and Energy Info.
- Generation kWh? What do you mean?
This is an initiative that promotes renewable electricity generation projects, provides a collective alternative to overcome the withdrawal of incentives for renewable projects and barriers that have made individual self-production of electricity.
- How does it work?
It has three stages of development. First, each participant decides how much money he or she want to invest, this can range from € 100 to 2000 € or more, depending on the electricity used annually. Second, all investments are collected to create new renewable energy projects, projects that use photovoltaic or solar energy, wind energy and small hydropower. Third, and during 25 years, every investor has a corresponding amount of energy produced in proportion to their contribution, resulting in a cost savings in his or her electricity bill.