Monocolumn: The End Of The Long Lunch Hour

Monocolumn: The End Of The Long Lunch Hour
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Maximising on the midday sun isn’t only a concern for Barcelona seaside holidaymakers looking to get some colour, it’s also being considered a key to keeping energy costs down and curbing climate change 600km west in Spain’s capital.

Monocle
  • 7 december 2010

Monocolumn- The end of the long lunch hour

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Maximising on the midday sun isn’t only a concern for Barcelona seaside holidaymakers looking to get some colour, it’s also being considered a key to keeping energy costs down and curbing climate change 600km west in Spain’s capital. Madrid city council has decided to reign in on leisurely lunches by restricting the hours in which lights will be kept on and heaters kept running at night in public buildings.

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