In addition, the sector’s work is also focused on developing methodologies for measuring energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption and waste production, as well as setting up a system where relevant energy and environmental data can be measured and recorded in one place. This should allow faster analysis of trends, needs, achievement of targets and progress assessment.
The sector is also expected to be a bridge in linking energy efficiency and green transition activities within the Ministry, nationally and internationally, with NATO and the EU, and with science and industry organisations.
The Ministry of Defence has for several years been playing an active role in bringing together knowledge and ideas in the field of sustainable policies, participating in numerous projects and national and international working groups to develop solutions for a “green” and secure future. These include close cooperation with TECES, Green Tech Cluster with which MORS co-founded the Slovenian Partnership for Energy and Environment in Defence (SiEnE) in 2020.
The Ministry is an important operational stakeholder, shaping the future of energy efficiency and recognising the importance of a “green” future. In addition to the day-to-day operational performance of its tasks, it aims to influence the future both through its activities and by example.
Important shifts are taking place in the area of mobility, where activities and planning are being aligned with the guidelines. The Ministry is increasing the use of e-vehicles every year, and in parallel, activities are being carried out to support the needs of electric vehicles by setting up a network of charging stations.
A few years ago, the Ministry also provided the possibility of renting bicycles. In the last period, a step further has been taken. Business journeys of up to one kilometre are considered short journeys and are made by Ministry staff on foot or by bicycle. For journeys longer than one kilometre, the use of public transport throughout the city is envisaged, in addition to the use of bicycles, which includes the rental of electric vehicles via a public platform.
The Ministry is implementing projects related to the energy renovation of buildings (Edvard Peperek Barracks), and the ALENOS project included the electrification of the training ground at Bač, which has become energy independent through the implementation of advanced technologies.
Finally, of course, there is training, awareness-raising and the realisation that it is examples that make a difference.
Written by: Srečko Kravcar, SiMoD| Edited by: Nataša Rebernik, TECES
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