Municipal Energy Management

Project information

Index: 1106R4
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Energy and sustainable transport
Location GERMANY SACHSEN Dresden Start/End date of the practice
Start: September 2012.

Topic of the practice

Implementing a municipal energy management, to help municipalities help themselves, by non-investment measures.

Good Practice Information

Heating, water and electricity consumption in municipal buildings are responsible for mayor expenses, but most don’t have the financial possibilities to improve energy efficiency.
A municipal energy management can help reduce these expenses. By improving existing system installations with non-investment measures, experience has shown that energy consumption can be reduced by 10-20%.

Additional 10% can be saved if user awareness is raised.

Informing all parties involved
Implementing consumption and cost controlling
Analysis of weaknesses and optimization
Training for building managers
Sensitizing the building users
Contract Analysis and Optimization
Energy Report
Training of an employee within the local authority (integrated training course)

Evidence of success

A public building was evaluated in October 2013. Between Jan–Oct 2013 (in comparison to 2012) 14.252 kWh could be saved, by adjusting the heating curves. This resulted in a reduction of 8%. The data is not weather adjusted, but saving are expected to be above 10%. In 10 month roughly 840€ were saved in one building. 950 €/a were saved by changing the electricity contract. The employee visited the integrated training course “municipal energy manager” and was sensitized.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Mr. Armin Verch

Saxon Energy Agency - SAENA

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