The Sustainable Town Planning Centre of the Ecocity Valdespartera in Zaragoza is visited by more than 3,500 people in 2014

Since 2010 Eptisa manages the maintenance and management of the remote system and the telecontrol of urban services network of one sector and of the Centre

March 02 2015

The Ecocity Valdespartera is a residential area of 10.000 dwellings and an estimated population of 25.000 people, where is the Sustainable Town Planning Centre (CUS in Spanish) of Valdespartera, an emblematic space in the city of Zaragoza. In this place the results of the sustainable measures implemented in the Ecocity Valdespartera are collected, verified and disseminated, within a general context of sustainable urbanism. Furthermore, the measures, devices and energy saving guidelines are announced among the citizens.

Eptisa carried out the definition, supply, installation and commissioning of the telecontrol network to manage the infrastructures from the same municipal technical services and, since 2010, manages the maintenance and management of the remote system and the telecontrol of urban services network of one sector and of the CUS.

The telecontrol network allows for an integrated vision of all the services networks, which entails maximizing the efficiency in the technical management of the networks by providing data to the technical management in charge of the exploitation. Furthermore, the system generates a knowledge base that will allow understanding and disseminating the bioclimatic behavioral patterns of the ecocity.

Throughout 2014, 3,826 people visited the CUS, largely through guided tours offered almost diary to educational centers. Thus, 97 schools, high schools, social-labor centers, universities and other educational centers visited the building last year. From the independent surveys realized to schools and conducted by the Department of Education of the Zaragoza City Council, we can gather a high level of satisfaction after their visit to CUS, qualifying with an average mark of “excellent”.

These results support and motivate the staff designed to this project, not only to maintain the level achieved, but to improve the services offered. In the education field, efforts will continue to place the CUS as an educational reference at regional level, without neglect other potential target groups such as the base visitors and professional visitors.

Moreover, throughout 2015 several workshops (i.e. recycled furniture), exhibitions (technical and artistic), contests and showrooms (i.e. electric vehicles, sustainable fashion, etc.) have been planned to attract citizens and offer them a rich program of activities related to energy efficiency and sustainable development.

In 2015 the companies and institutions will continue their presence in the CUS throughout the signature of new collaboration agreements, which will provide inputs to the museum content (hybrid solar panels, ACS energy saving system, recycled cardboard furniture, etc.) and will develop technical conferences and events.

In short, the Sustainable Town Planning Centre continues its activity with the firm intention of inform and raise citizen awareness about the importance of making our cities more efficient in managing energy.

More information: www.cusvaldespartera.es
 
 The Sustainable Town Planning Centre of the Ecocity Valdespartera in Zaragoza is visited by more than 3,500 people in 2014