Energy efficiency: The municipality is carrying out energy audits and evaluations in municipal buildings, and organising energy savings and energy efficiency trainings for city administration. It is also working on implementing an energy data management and monitoring system.
The city is currently planning to develop 376 social housing units that include potential sustainability measures, such as renewable energies for self-consumption, thermal insulation, natural or recyclable materials, and installing a monitoring and verification energy performance dashboard, which would enable quick reaction to problems in the system.
Over the next few years, the municipality plans to introduce a biogas production and energy co-generation project in a municipal wastewater treatment plant (Santa Ponça WWTP). The goal is to produce heat and electricity for self-consumption in the municipal treatment facilities from the biogas generated by anaerobic digestion of sludge. It would reduce fossil fuel consumption and external electricity, and reduce gas emissions from burning excess biogas.
Renewables: The city installs renewable energy systems (photovoltaic energy) in public facilities, buildings and parking. It also promotes the use of renewables in private households, companies and hotels. The municipality plans to establish mixed energy communities and implement agreements with regional and autonomous administrations.
It is also involved in a comprehensive refurbishment process for the most degraded residential buildings in the Mature Tourist Areas. This process aims to improve energy efficiency in the buildings, reduce energy demand, and improve the overall sustainability of the area. The actions will be carried out both on buildings’ façades and roofs, in order to achieve better thermal and acoustic insulation. The solar collection systems will be installed on the buildings. In addition, the project will improve the comfort and accessibility of the buildings and the common areas.
Transportation: The municipality intends to promote electric vehicle use by installing public charging points throughout the city, and implementing tax incentives, as well as reduced parking fees for electric vehicles. A 30+ kilometer network for personal mobility vehicles is also planned for the coming years, as well as expanding the network and charging points for electric vehicles.
There is also the idea to replace obsolete municipal vehicles with hybrid or electric vehicles based on existing subsidies or the needs of each department or area. However, at the moment, there is no comprehensive and coordinated plan to change the fleet of vehicles in the municipality.
Lighting: The municipality has adopted a Public Lighting Efficiency Plan that aims to reduce energy consumption of public lighting in the municipality. In recent years, the City Council has replaced more than 12,000 discharge lights (sodium/mercury/halogen) and 761 fluorescent lights, and installed 1,583 LEDs in different areas, which resulted in a total of 14,344 light points.
Education: Calvià City Council has recently designed an environmental education plan to be carried out in the Galatzó Public Estate “Finca Pública de Galatzó,” a municipality-owned area with rich natural heritage. The plan aims to educate people about Mediterranean biodiversity, environment and nature in the Galatzó area, as well as promote the area to residents.