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The Economic Management Directorate of the Security Department of the Basque Government has proceeded to the refurbishment and extension of the Ertzaintza police station in Getxo, as part of its strategy to promote energy efficiency and renewable energies in public buildings.

This operation has made it possible to develop renewable energies, reduce annual primary energy consumption, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to the transition towards a green economy.


Getxo, Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain .

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  • This intervention has been funded under Axis 20 (REACT-EU) of the Operational Program of the Basque Country ERDF 2014-2020 for 'Fostering crisis repair in the context of the covid-19 pandemic and its social consequences, and preparing a green, digital and resilient recovery of the economy', under the Specific Objective REACT-EU 4 of 'Supporting investments contributing to the transition towards a green economy'.
  • The total cost of the refurbishment and extension of the Ertzaintza police station in Getxohas exceeded 8.5 million euros, of which, in terms of energy efficiency and renewable energies, thetotal eligible cost has been 1.5 million, financed 100% by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
  • On the one hand, the development of renewable energies in the Ertzaintza police station in Getxo has taken the form of a photovoltaic plant, the installation of geothermal energy and the integration of energies such as aerothermal energy, the installation of electric car chargers and state-of-the-art air conditioning equipment.
  • On the other hand, the ventilated facades, state-of-the-art carpentry with radon gas glazing, green roof, centralized control system for installations, etc. improve the building's passive reaction to both internal and external agents.
  • Renewable energy production is based on a photovoltaic plant with a capacity of 42,000 W for self-consumption; a geothermal heat pump capable of covering 60% of the building's power demand; and a low-enthalpy geothermal system.
  • The improvements to the building envelope, equipment and carpentry will contribute to a reduction of 388,614.24 kWh per year in annual primary energy consumption. In addition, the new systems will result in an estimated annual reduction of greenhouse gas emissions of approximately 202 tons of CO2 equivalent per year.