EUROCLIMA+ trains 40 Argentine municipalities to promote energy efficiency

During the months of October and November, the first training programme was completed which included key topics such as energy balance and sound energy use, national energy efficiency regulations and electricity tariff tables, boiler air conditioning system, case study, energy audit of a medium-scale building, and other topics.

Buenos Aires, December 21, 2020. Under the framework of the Project "Energetically Sustainable Municipal Buildings" of the EUROCLIMA+ Programme, the first virtual training event was developed in which 40 municipalities of the Argentine Republic participated. The training sessions were held between October and November and aimed to strengthen local governments' capacities for the proper use of energy efficiency tools.

The professionals and scientists who taught the classes are part of the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development belonging to the National Atomic Energy Commission. In addition, support was provided by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation (FES) which aims to foster this discussion among political and social actors to rethink alternatives to orthodox economic policies and to build possible concepts and avenues of action for ecologically sustainable and socially inclusive economic development.

Conferences addressed the following topics: energy balance and rational energy use, thermal envelopes, energy efficiency labelling in housing, national energy efficiency regulations and electric tariff tables, boiler air conditioning systems, case study; energy survey on housing, how to conduct an energy audit, and an energy audit of a medium-scale building.

All the contents were accompanied by presentations on case studies from different municipalities of the country and region to achieve a better understanding of the contents. The experience allowed learning about the cases of Godoy Cruz, Bariloche, San Carlos Sud, Rosario, Mendoza, Tilisarao, Independencia in Chile and Camilo Aldao.

This series of training sessions aims to support public policies and management capabilities on energy efficiency in buildings through innovative tools, pilot projects, energy audits and training at the municipal level, with a view towards replicability and scalability at national and regional levels.

Despite the challenges of the pandemic context, we congratulate the rapid adaptation of the actors to continue working in the region promoting energy efficiency.

The Energetically Sustainable Municipal Buildings Project is funded by the EUROCLIMA+ Programme, implemented in Argentina by the French Development Agency (AFD), and executed by the National University of La Plata (UNLP) as the entity responsible for the project with the Argentina Network of Municipalities against Climate Change (RAMCC) and the Copenhagen Centre for Energy Efficiency (C2E2) as partners.

About projects of the Energy Efficiency sector:

A total of eight projects are being implemented through the Energy Efficiency sector of the EUROCLIMA+ programme. For more information about each project visit this link:


EUROCLIMA+ is a programme funded by the European Union to promote environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient development in 18 Latin American countries, particularly for the benefit of the most vulnerable populations. The Programme is implemented under the synergistic work of seven agencies: the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID), the French Development Agency (AFD), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Expertise France (EF), the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policy (FIIAPP), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), and UN Environment.


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