Lisbon City Hall, Portugal
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How to achieve energy efficiency and preserve heritage

Once seen as challenging to rehabilitate, Lisbon City Hall is now enjoying energy efficient refurbishment solutions, thanks to retrofitting measures implemented under an EU initiative. The benefits of smart city initiatives to improve the quality of life are increasingly recognised. Across Europe, several EU-funded projects are preparing cities for a sustainable future, creating new systems for urban energy management, retrofitting public and private residential properties, and developing e-mobility solutions.

The Sharing Cities project is a case in point with its latest achievement in deploying a groundbreaking retrofit in Lisbon’s historic City Hall that resulted in a significant reduction in energy consumption.

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