70 percent of all CO2emissions from the public sector come from cities and local communities. Each year, municipalities in Germany spend 3.4 billion euros on the supply of electricity and heat for their properties alone. Through measures for increasing energy efficiency, enormous savings potential can be tapped into, even when the funds available for investment and personnel capacity are limited.
The key to increasing energy efficiency lies in the introduction of a municipal energy and climate protection management system. Here, individual properties for refurbishment play a secondary role in this context. Instead, what is needed are a systematic analysis of municipal energy consumption, the use of innovative financing models, and the implementation and subsequent monitoring of energy efficiency projects. This not only applies to the building sector, but to all municipal tasks and responsibilities: from street lighting to the funding of public transportation and the acquisition of more efficient devices. Many municipalities have already become actively involved in this respect, but a holistic approach is often missing.
The aim of the project is to,