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Mallorca Cathedral: medieval stones plugged into renewable energy management

Mallorca Cathedral: medieval stones plugged into renewable energy management

Mallorca Cathedral stands the test of time and is adapting to new times. Its stones date back to 1229 but the technology is present in every corner. A good energy management, an entirely automated energy control system and a 100% renewable electricity supply, make it a sustainable model for other historic buildings.

Few historical-artistic monuments can boast to be as green and sustainable. For over six years, the management of the Cathedral of Mallorca has always been very clear about this, ” The Consolidated Energy Management Policy is in line with the concern for environmental problems and consequences of climate change recently expressed by Pope Francis I in his encyclical “Laudato Si”.

The decision made by the responsible team of the Cathedral of Mallorca responds to its commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its activities with sustainable solutions that contribute to the maintenance of the planet and the fight against climate change.

Sustainable and ecological

And so it is. The Cathedral of Mallorca has an UNE EN ISO 50001: 2011 energy management system certified by AENOR, with an entirely automated energy control system that is now completed and complemented with the reception of Axpo certificate for 100% renewable energy supply.

Through the purchase of guarantees of origin, Axpo Iberia certifies that the electricity supplied to the Cathedral of Mallorca comes 100% from renewable sources, thus contributing to the fight against climate change.

“To contribute to mitigation, an Energy Management System based on the UNE-EN ISO 50001: 2011 has been implemented to continually improve the energy consumption management and reduce greenhouse gases emissions,” explains José E. Capote, manager of the Cabildo of the Cathedral of Mallorca.

100% renewable electricity

In addition, to promoting the efficient use of energy and energy savings in facilities, green energy consumption has become an important step towards a prudent and sensible use of energy. “Axpo manages Spain’s largest portfolio of renewable plants, allowing us to offer energy 100% from renewable sources to all our customers and help them meet their commitments to sustainability,” said Victor Ruiz, responsible Energy Marketing Axpo Iberia.

Popularly known as La Seu, the building was declared a Historic and Artistic Monument in 1931 and has the largest Gothic rosette in Europe, also known as the Gothic eye. It is the second tallest Gothic cathedral in Europe also called ‘the cathedral of light’ and receives nearly 900,000 visits annually, being the most visited monument in the Balearic Islands and one within the ten best known and best valued in Spain.

Since its introduction in the Iberian market in 2002, Axpo Iberia has gradually been expanding its business lines in Spain and Portugal, currently covering a wide range of services: marketing of electricity and gas; power management for producers of special regime; Control Center and delegate generation office (CECOGEL); structured products and trading of electricity, biomass and CO2.