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Rubí Brilla

Rubí (Catalunya, Spain)


Type of solution:
  • Contractual instruments
  • Management Actions
Solution category:
  • Joint purchase of electricity
  • Joint purchase of monitoring equipment
  • Common design of energy efficient buildings
  • Joint energy manager
Rubí Brilla


Initiative led by the city council (Rubí) to increase the energy efficiency and the use or renewables in Rubí.

Overall action plans that cover the industry, commercial and domestic sectors.

The goal is to increase competitiveness and achieve environmental gains. 11 industrial parks are involved (together with the Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya-UPC and the Cartographic Institute-ICGC). Implemented activities:

  • Shared Energy Advisor
  • Monitoring of energy consumption and green energy purchase
  • Monitoring and reduction of electricity and telecommunications bill (Smart Pae project)
  • Innovative energy efficiency on industrial roofs, using sensors that identify energy fluxes - developed by the ICG
  • Calculation of the photovoltaic potential of industrial roofs - interested in self-consumption of PV
  • Three monthly "technical days" - exchange of good practice
  • New service to manage common resources in industrial parks
  • Creation of a joint energy purchase group

Best practices key factors

A: Meeting the demand

3 - the solution is identified as high strategic importance.

B: Successfully implemented

2 - the solution is successfully implemented, and it has achieved environmental OR economic benefits.

C: Cooperative approach

3 - the solution has been achieved through a joint approach of more than 5 organisations.

D: Replicability and scalability

3 - the solution demonstrates high potential for replication and/or is scalable.

Why is it a best practice?

Public-private partnership. Overarching Project: energy efficiency in the entire territory. Combined funding. Strong business cooperation. Very significant electricity and telecommunications cost savings (20% in electricity and 40% in telecommunications on average)


Ajuntament de Rubí

Pacte Industrial de la Regió Metropolitana de Barcelona (2016): Guía de iniciativas locales hacia la transición energética en los polígonos industriales

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