Dresden (dpa/sn) - The Saxon state parliament is reducing the energy consumption of the parliament building. For example, the cooling capacity for consultation rooms should be reduced, the hot water preparation should be optimized more economically and extensive lighting should be reduced, as the state parliament announced on Thursday. In the future, facade and forecourt lighting, nocturnal interior lighting and some ceiling lights will be largely dispensed with.
In addition, the light in the underground car park will be reduced to 20 percent and the decorative fountains in front of the building and in the inner courtyard will no longer operate. "When politicians call on citizens to save energy, then we in Parliament have to set an example," said state parliament president Matthias Roessler.