In 2020 we set out to:
• Keep the building's energy consumption at 2019 levels;
Given that LEF's energy consumption comes largely from the optimization of building maintenance activities, it was our ambition to keep electricity consumption at 2019 levels. We wanted to offset the increase in electricity consumption from increased activity with improvement measures energy efficiency that would allow for a reduction in consumption due to air conditioning.
This objective, although very important for LEF, was not achieved because it was not possible to implement measures to mitigate the electricity consumption spent on air conditioning.
• Reduce water consumption by 14%;
This objective was not only achieved, but also exceeded, with a 21% reduction in public water consumption
• Reduce the number of kg of broken glass by 30%.
Here, too, the measures implemented made it possible to surpass the target established for the reduction of breaks, having achieved a reduction of 53%.
Because we are a company committed to the global improvement of the planet and based on the Portuguese government's plan for carbon neutrality, we decided to implement a 3-year plan that would allow us to lower our carbon footprint.
For this, we have chosen two aspects: the reduction of dependence on energy consumption from the public network and, since the LEF is located in a wooded area, in the plan of increasing the forest area. So in
In 2021 we will:
• Plant a biological garden on the land surrounding the facilities
• Placing solar UV protection films on the windows most exposed to solar radiation, which will allow us to reduce energy consumption
In 2022 we intend to:
• Plant trees on the land surrounding our facilities
In 2023 we intend to:
• Place photovoltaic panels for energy self-production
Our environmental concerns are not extinguished at our facilities. The environmental performance of our suppliers and subcontractors is also our concern, which is why it is important to us that they have adequate environmental behavior, namely in the area of waste and in the sustainable use of resources, effectively contributing to the reduction of environmental impacts from its activities.
We are also demanding in fulfilling the legal obligations corresponding to its activities.