Spain sets limits on heaters, air conditioners in public spaces

28th November 2009, Comments 0 comments

The measure is one of 31 which the government intends to put in place by 2011 as part of its energy efficiency strategy

Madrid - The Spanish government approved Friday a decree that sets limits on the temperature that air conditioners and heaters can be set to in public spaces such as bars, offices and airports in a bid to reduce energy consumption.

Under the new rules temperatures in public spaces should not exceed 21 degrees Celsius (70 Fahrenheit) in winter and should not go below 26 degrees Celsius (79 Fahrenheit) during the summer, the government said in a statement.

The decree also requires that all enclosed spaces must have a system in place to ensure that their doors shut to prevent cool or warm air from escaping.


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