Energy renovation of residential buildings through soft loans and third-party financing
Riga - Latvia

Energy renovation of residential buildings through soft loans and third-party financing

6,000 buildings which cover almost 75% of the total floor area (12 million m2 ) were built during the post-war period and need urgent renovation. […]

Database for consumption of public buildings
Brasov - Romania

Database for consumption of public buildings

Brasov City in Romania monitors energy and water consumption in 120 municipal buildings

Municipalities have to lead by example when it comes to energy efficient behaviour, in order to motivate all stakeholders and citizens on its territory to […]

Revolving fund for energy and water efficiency
Agueda - Portugal

Revolving fund for energy and water efficiency

Águeda’s Internal Contracting scheme at a glance

Formed by the transfer to a specific heading in the municipal budget, established for this purpose, of an initial amount of funding created by the […]

The epiphany of sustainable urban development
Heidelberg - Germany

The epiphany of sustainable urban development

The energy transition process was initiated by the City of Heidelberg in the early 1990s, triggered by growing awareness of climate protection issues and, ultimately, […]

Energy efficiency assessment in an eco-district
Grenoble - France

Energy efficiency assessment in an eco-district

The City of Grenoble is actively engaged in the implementation of sustainable development policies and practices. Grenoble took advantage of the realization of an innovative […]

Integrated city systems for increased efficiency
Tampere - Finland

Integrated city systems for increased efficiency

A city in full economic and demographic expansion, Tampere is looking into how it can reduce its energy consumption and CO2 emissions in order to […]

En route for 100% renewable energy in municipal buildings
Genève - Switzerland

En route for 100% renewable energy in municipal buildings

Geneva is the seat of numerous international organisations and has conducted a recognised and acknowledged energy policy since the first oil crises in the 1970s. […]

When urban and rural join forces towards the energy transition
Saint-Etienne Métropole - France

When urban and rural join forces towards the energy transition

The case of Saint-Étienne Métropole and Parc Naturel Régional du Pilat

Saint-Etienne urban community and Pilat Regional Natural Park have signed up together since 2015 to become one of France’s exemplary territories in the energy transition […]

100% LED traffic lights and intelligent public lighting system
Almada - Portugal

100% LED traffic lights and intelligent public lighting system

The EcoEnLight project has enabled to improve the energy efficiency of Almada’s public lighting through a smart tele-management system and the conversion of all traffic […]

Fighting energy poverty through deep renovation of buildings
AdEPorto - Local energy agency of Porto - Portugal

Fighting energy poverty through deep renovation of buildings

Porto’s Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) sets an ambitious objective to reduce CO2 emissions by 45% by 2020 and increase energy efficiency by 20% compared […]

Greater Besançon, a communication strategy tailored to the various target groups
Urban community of Grand Besançon - France

Greater Besançon, a communication strategy tailored to the various target groups

As part of the partnership component of its Climate Plan, Greater Besançon has a number of projects in progress or in the pipeline: A project […]

Municipal regulation on buildings and electricity production from biogas
Energaia - Energy Agency for the South of the Oporto Metropolitan Area - Portugal

Municipal regulation on buildings and electricity production from biogas

Since 2010, Vila Nova de Gaia has been implementing a new policy at municipal level on the promotion of sustainable construction. The city also initiated […]

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