HAVANA, Oct. 18 In the midst of the current energy, fuel and food crisis, the authorities of the tourism sector in Cuba confirmed that they will reinforce the“control of electricity use” in the hotel and non-hotel facilities, starting with the spas of Varadero, in Matanzas, and Jardines del Rey, in Ciego de Ávila.
A report from the state agency Prensa Latina, that savings in hospitality will reach the main tourist destinations on the island, especially in the “efficient use” of water and electricity, at times when the residential sector on the island is being affected daily with blackouts of more than four hours.
The information adds that it will be an “international project” in Varadero and Jardines del Rey, in pursuit of the conservation of biodiversity and the mitigation of climate change in the sustainable development of tourism in Cuba.
Evelyn Marichal, project coordinator in the northern keys of the province of Ciego de Ávila, explained that the objective of the internationally financed project is to optimize water and electricity consumption in hotels and non-hotel areas.
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Among the measures for efficient water management, the monthly monitoring and recording of the volumes used, the installation of meters by zones to identify the points of greatest expenditure, and the establishment of indicators to evaluate consumption based on the people stand out. and the days.
Periodic maintenance of distribution networks is also prioritized, both those that carry water to tourist sites and those that operate within hotel facilities.
In addition, rainwater harvesting is promoted as a form of adaptation to climate change that allows for reserves for various activities, which reduces dependence on other sources, they said.
Likewise, the use of “efficient technologies” is planned for recirculation and automatic control of the water level and filtration cycles in the pools of the hundreds of hotels in Varadero and Jardines del Rey.
Regarding electrical energy, they explained that they will install low-consumption lighting in the hotels both indoors and outdoors, as well as motion and solar sensors that are activated according to need.
Another measure is to use centralized air conditioning systems that optimize energy use and reduce maintenance costs.