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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 […]

Utrecht, an energy plan devised by citizens
Utrecht - The Netherlands

Utrecht, an energy plan devised by citizens

Situated in the heart of the Netherlands, Utrecht is a university city with a population of 330,000 and around 70,000 students. Since the population is […]

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, […]

A “bio-economy” for all
Växjö - Sweden

A “bio-economy” for all

The municipality of Växjö, in Sweden, set itself a challenge very early on: to become a fossil fuel free city. This objective was the result […]

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 […]

Transition to energy sovereignty
Local energy agency of Barcelona - Spain

Transition to energy sovereignty

This government measure was approved by the City Council in July 2016, with a budget of 130 million euros. Its approval shows the city is […]

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. […]

An urban laboratory of energy efficient buildings
Brussels-Capital Region - Belgium

An urban laboratory of energy efficient buildings

In only ten years, the Brussels-Capital Region has become one of the frontrunners of sustainable construction in Europe. Thanks to an ambitious energy policy initiated […]

“use your bike instead of your car”
Zadar - Croatia

“use your bike instead of your car”

Objectives and context The objective of the one-day event under the name “Biciklom na špicu”, which can be roughly translated to English as “use your […]

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