Municipalities / Local communities

Training volunteers to engage, enthuse and support local residents in practical action on climate change
Country: 
UK
Target Group: 
Municipalities / Local communities
Households / consumers

The aim of Energy Academy project is to recruit a force of 10-15 volunteers who are willing to be trained by the sustainable development charity, Action for Sustainable Living (AfSL), in engaging, enthusing and supporting local residents taking practical action on climate change. The volunteers will operate in the Greater Manchester borough of Trafford, and in doing so also refer people to the domestic energy efficiency services offered by the Greater Manchester ‘spoke’ of the national Energy Savings Trust Advice Centre (GM ESTAC) network.

Full report: 
Importance: 
4
Quality: 
3

iStock_000006973914XSmall.jpgLocal communities have many key roles in energy efficiency. They are large energy consumers via municipally owned buildings (e.g. public administration, schools, hospitals) and facilities (e.g. street lighting). They are often owners or co-owners of energy companies supplying e.g. electricity, district heating and gas. Furthermore they are often owners of a social housing stock.

Quality: 
3.5
Importance: 
5
Free cavity-wall and loft insulation in the Borough of Kirklees
Country: 
UK
Target Group: 
Tenants
Owners of houses, buildings or apartments
Municipalities / Local communities
City/Region: 
Kirklees
Date: 
2007 - 2010
The project Warm Zone is currently being implemented in Kirklees, a local authority district in the north-east of England. Warm Zone is large and ambitious in its approach and scope: providing free cavity and loft insulation for all houses in Kirklees. Residents are informed about options to lower energy consumption, renewable energy production, air and water conservation measures.
Increase policy development and implimentation on Climate Change among local authorities
Country: 
UK
Target Group: 
Municipalities / Local communities
City/Region: 
Greater Manchester
Date: 
2005 - 2008
Manchester is my Planet’s aims are to deliver and facilitate the delivery of projects and processes that can move Manchester along the path to a low-carbon future, and help the UK to meet the Government target of reducing CO2 emissions. A second aim is to do this in a way that improves life quality, contributes to the social and economic prosperity of the city-region, and enhances Manchester’s image as a shining light of sustainable living and working.
Negotiated agreement to promote energy audits and investments in municipalities
Country: 
Finland
Target Group: 
Municipalities / Local communities
Date: 
1997 - 2008
The first voluntary energy conservation agreements were signed in Finland in the early 1990s, but the activity really took off in 1997, when the national Energy Conservation Programme was updated. This is when the principal industry associations of the economy decided to join in. The energy conservation agreements are framework agreements, under which sector associations undertake to promote energy conservation and encourage their members to join in the energy conservation agreement scheme.
Quality: 
2
Importance: 
4
Creation of a renewable, energy self-sufficient island municipality
Country: 
Denmark
Target Group: 
Municipalities / Local communities
Date: 
1997 - 2005
A small Danish island Samsø won the contest to be “Denmark’s Renewable Energy Island” in 1997. It meant that Samsø would be expected to convert all its energy supply to 100% renewable energy within 10 years. The programme was very ambitious, because it tried to change the energy production and consumption of a whole island within a decade. A large network of different actors evolved to support the project.
Improve energy efficiency in existing buildings and practices of the Metropolitan Police Service
Country: 
UK
Target Group: 
Municipalities / Local communities
City/Region: 
London
Date: 
2008
The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Energy Efficiency Programme is an initiative that aims to improve energy efficiency in relation to already existing MPS buildings and practices. The programme has roots that can be traced to 1991, although its current initiatives in respect of its involvement in London’s Building Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP) programme from 2008 are the primary focus here. The wider context for this is that the MPS is committed to reducing its CO2 emissions by 10 per cent by 2010 and 30 per cent by 2025.
Implementation of energy performance contracting for municipal buildings
Country: 
Germany
Target Group: 
Municipalities / Local communities
City/Region: 
Rommerskirchen
Date: 
2000 - 2014
The energy-consumption in the buildings of the municipality of Rommerskirchen was constantly rising. First attempts of regulating the controllers of the system did not succeed. The consultancy of the EnergyAgency.NRW brought up the idea of performance contracting.
 
The real estate of the municipality is quite diverse, like schools, fire brigade buildings, public swimming pool, multifunctional event hall, gyms, etc. Consulting engineers have been mandated to plan efficient measures and then call for tender. This has been successful.
Quality: 
2
Importance: 
4
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