CO 2 reduction: 27,500 tonnes/a Energy Savings: 220,000 MWh/a - Optimisation of heating and ventilation systems, - Conversion to district heating heat pumps and biomass, - Installation of solar panels, - Improvement of the insulation (facades and windows), - Development of an extensive network of bicycle paths. Implementation time frame: 2008-2015 Sustainable Järva Refurbishment Project STOCKHOLM (SE)
CO 2 reduction: 109 tonnes/a Energy savings: 224 MWh/a Cost: 825,000 The Municipality of Carloforte is taking action to improve energy efficiency and introduce integrating solar power street lighting. Existing lights have been replaced by more efficient ones (LED) which are directly powered by PV panels and equipped with light intensity controls. CARLOFORTE (IT) Efficient & Renewable Street Lighting
CO 2 reduction: 16 tonnes/a Energy savings: 160 MWh/a Katjas Gata 119 is a residential building with 16 rental apartments which was built in 1971 as part of the Swedish Million Programme. As a result of the buildings renovation carried out in 2009, the energy use was considerably reduced from 178 kWh/m 2 to 50-60kWh/m 2. The residents also benefit from an improved indoor environment. GÖTEBORG (SE) Low energy building renovation
CO 2 reduction: 417 tonnes/a Energy Saving: 594 MWh/a Cost: 4,000,000 – The money saved on energy bills was used to cover the initial investment! - Lamp replacement (80% of the equipments replaced by new highly efficient devices), - New public lighting plan, defining better lighting standards & relying on energy- efficient technologies, low maintenance cost, smart applications and video surveillance. Implementation time frame: 2012-2020 Energy-efficient Street Lighting VIGNOLA (IT)
CO 2 reduction: 3 tonnes/a Energy savings: 9 MWh/a Renewable energy produced: 1 MWh/a Cost: 22,000 The Municipality of Águeda has invested in 10 e-bikes and parking areas, a central station with a micro-generation PV panel and a monitoring system (WiMAX). The electric bicycle scheme was put in place in 2011. To date, some 160 people are part of it, and over 4,000 trips have been made over about 20,000 km. ÁGUEDA (PT) Electric bicycles for free public use
CO 2 reduction: 25,000 tonnes/a The Workplace Mobility Plan (WMP) promotes sustainability in business transport processes and employee commuting. Over the past three years, the introduction of the WMP has led to an estimated 5% reduction in the modal share of car trips (workplace - home journeys). BRUSSELS (BE) Elaboration of a Workplace Mobility Plan
CO 2 reduction: 1,170 tonnes/a Energy Savings: 6,067 MWh/a Cost: 900,000 Installation of a 2-MWh absorption heat pump technology with closed-loop system in the municipal district heating network (company JSC RIGAS SILTUMS) to improve the energy efficiency of the Imanta cogeneration plant. Implementation time frame: 2010-2015 Heat recovery from unused low-potential heat flows RIGA (LT)
CO 2 reduction: 16 tonnes/a Renewable energy production: 80 MWh/a Cost: 67,650 Installation of solar thermal panels on the roof of the municipal swimming pool for water heating and overall user needs. Funding sources: Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate change Implementation time frame: 2012 Use of solar energy for the municipal swimming pool PILEA-HORTIATIS (GR)
CO 2 reduction: 86,500 tonnes/a Renewable energy production: 11,900MWh/a Cost: 500,000 - Objective: installation of 1 million m 2 of solar modules by 2020, - Publication of a Solar Atlas to inform home owners about the solar suitability of their rooftops, - Free consulting services offered to citizens & investors. Implementation timeframe: 2001-2020 PV campaign & Solar Atlas – catching the sun! HANNOVER (DE)
The Girona Province (ES) has developed a methodology for the BEI and SEAP preparation, dedicated to the signatory municipalities of its territory. This includes providing them with a reference SEAP document and guidelines to conduct an analysis of the municipal equipment and public lighting. Methods and Tools The Province of Rome (IT) developed a set of guidelines, which serves as a reference tool for all the municipalities involved in the Covenant and proposes a common methodological approach for all the phases of the SEAP process.
The Province of Torino (IT) has developed a web-based application to collect and manage energy data of public buildings, public lighting and facilities. This application, named ENERCLOUD, is based on the data- mining system. The tool helps them to collect energy bills and outline the energy status of the analysed facility thanks to a benchmarking feature. The Barcelona Province (ES) has developed a monitoring system, based on an Excel spread sheet, that is both suitable for major cities and small municipalities. It is flexible enough to include estimated or real data and results are presented in a report format. The Province also provides specific technical and financial support to signatory municipalities to implement low cost measures. Methods and Tools
The Province of Venice (IT) has developed a support document, defining a common methodology for drafting, implementing and monitoring SEAPs, taking into account the specific provincial context. This guidebook includes: the energy potentials in the Province as well as specific guidance for the BEI elaboration. The Province has also adopted a common web tool (R3EcoGIS) to collect and manage energy data at municipal and provincial levels. Methods and Tools
The Abruzzo Region (IT) has allocated 35million from the 2007-2013 Regional Operational Programme (ERDF) for measures contributing to competitiveness of the regional productive system. In particular, 28million of the total (80%) was allocated to the implementation of energy efficiency measures and GHG emissions reductions. Innovative financial schemes So far the province of Alicante (ES) has invested 295,700 in the development of the Baseline Emission Inventories and Sustainable Energy Action Plans for 76 municipalities, home to between 20,000 and 50,000 inhabitants. This has led to a further investment of 50,000 to finance the first implementation steps of the said plans.
The Province of Genova (IT), together with the Commerce Chamber and a local bank, promotes the energy retrofitting of private buildings through an Energy Service Company (ESCo) mechanism - without investments from the citizens. The development of information campaigns and free energy audits for buildings are also foreseen in the framework of the Condomini intelligenti (Intelligent Buildings) project. The Sardinia Region (IT) created a 70million JESSICA holding fund for financing projects on the island. In particular, half of this sum was devoted to urban renewal and regeneration in Sardinias main provincial capitals. The other 35million were allocated to the Sardinia CO2.0 project designed to improve energy efficiency by financing integrated municipal projects that include a renewable energy component. Innovative financial schemes
The Girona Provincial Council (ES) has launched a new website dedicated to the Covenant of Mayors, providing relevant information about the initiative but also promoting its activities as Covenant Territorial Coordinator to support signatories in the region. It includes all technical and methodological resources, as well as best practices. Awareness-raising tools
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