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AN EVALUATION OF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS
Nowak S., Ulfik A.

Abstract: Local government units have an important role in creating local policy on building energy security. Their targeted and proactive actions may result in a significant reduction in consumption of used media, which correlates with a reduction in harmful emissions and reducing their costs. In this article is an attempt to determine the impact of management actions set related to monitoring media consumption to reduce their consumption by local government units of Czestochowa. The studies include the analysis of the results of monitoring conducted since 2003, of the consumption of energy and water media based on the data transferred from the 118 educational buildings administered by institutions subordinate to the city. Determination of the factors generating tangible environmental benefits and financial results can enrich the knowledge base for possible use in other local government units but also to provide measurement in the study of human development in terms of understanding and respect for the common good.

Key words:
energy management, energy security, public goods, level of social development, local government.

Introduction
Local government units have to fulfill a number of tasks of the municipality. One is to ensure the smooth functioning of the system of public buildings and facilities for education. This involves covering the operating costs of the buildings, in particular, cover the cost of supply of electricity, heat, water supply and sewage. Here it is important also creation of local policy on energy security. Active measures may result in a significant reduction in consumption of media used, which correlates with a reduction in harmful emissions and reducing their costs. Monitoring the media consumption of energy and water delivery and sewage disposal allows for active management on managerial actions. The aim is to optimize the use of media and reduce operating costs. Studies suggest that the evaluation of the results achieved through management activities and increase awareness of the users surveyed objects leads to significant environmental benefits and cost savings.


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Conclusion
This system energy and environmental management in public buildings consist largely one of continuous evaluation (monitoring) consumed energy utilities, water and sewage discharged. In Czestochowa, it is conducted continuously since 2003. It allowed for a significant reduction in energy utilities, water and sewage reducing environmental pollution. These effects were obtained by non–cost management actions to optimize procurement processes and the use of available resources. Obtaining a particular economic result is the result of public awareness of the media on the need to make efficient use of scarce resources and implemented recommendations by professionals employed by a local authority. The resulting economic effect is a significant reduction of costs in the budget of the municipality, which, given the limited resources and ever–rising costs of energy utilities can improve the financial condition of local governments.
Owned database of media consumption of energy and water is a unique collection of data describing such a large amount of educational facilities. Mutual comparison of media used by objects, analyzing the causes of the increased salaries energy, draw conclusions and propose solutions to reduce energy consumption have achieved a very good environmental and economic effects. The implementation of such system is a little complicated undertaking and low budget. The data is, however, properly interpreted, suggest some modifications and facilities to convince users to change habits. Such a task should take a person or a group of professionals employed in local government with high professional qualifications.
The presented system should be implemented in all local government units helping to increase public awareness and environmental responsibility. The economic effects may be an additional incentive to implement the described project. Unfortunately, the low level of awareness among those in charge of local government units in the possibility of reducing energy consumption and a small number of specialists limit the possibility of the cheapest forms of saving natural resources by reducing fuel consumption.


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EWALUACJA ROZWOJU REGIONALNEGO W ASPEKCIE KORZYŚCI EKONOMICZNYCH I ŚRODOWISKOWYCH


Streszczenie: Jednostki samorządu terytorialnego pełnią ważną rolę w kreowaniu lokalnej polityki w zakresie zabezpieczenia energetycznego. Ich ukierunkowane, aktywne działania mogą skutkować znaczną redukcją zużycia wykorzystywanych mediów, co koreluje ze zmniejszeniem emisji szkodliwych substancji oraz ogranicza ponoszone koszty. W artykule podjęto próbę określenia wpływu podejmowanych działań zarządczych związanych z monitorowaniem zużycia mediów na ograniczenie ich zużycia przez jednostki samorządu terytorialnego Miasta Częstochowy. Prowadzone badania obejmują analizę wyników prowadzonego od 2003 roku monitoringu w zakresie zużycia mediów energetycznych oraz wody na podstawie danych przekazywanych ze 118 budynków oświatowych podległych miastu.
Słowa kluczowe: zarządzanie energią, bezpieczeństwo energetyczne, dobra publiczne, poziom rozwoju społecznego, samorząd terytorialny.


区域发展中的经济和环境效益方面的评价

摘要:地方政府单位可以在创建本地策略构建能源安全的重要作用。他们有针对性和积极主动的行动可能会导致消费使用的媒体,相互关系以减少有害物质排放和降低其成本的大幅度减少。在这篇文章是尝试确定由地方政府单位的琴设置相关的监测媒体消费,以减轻他们的消费管理行动的影响。研究包括监测结果的分析进行了2003年以来,消耗的能源和水媒体基于传输从118教育大厦由机构进行城市管理的数据。测定的产生有形的环境效益和财务结果的因素可以丰富可能用在其他地方政府单位但还好提供测量在研究人类发展的理解和尊重共同的知识基础
关键字: 能源管理、 能源安全、 社会发展水平、 地方政府的公共物





 
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