Limburg
CLIMATE
NEUTRAL
ESCOLimburg2020
Overview
 Context - ‘Limburg climate neutral in 2020’
 Covenant of Mayors
 ESCOLimburg2020
Context
 Province of Limburg,

Flanders, Belgium
 838 050 inhabitants
 44 cities and towns
 Province is partner for th...
Once upon a time, in
2008…

“Limburg
CLIMATE
NEUTRAL

in 2020”
Steve Stevaert, governor of the Province of Limburg
Climate neutral in 2020?
 Study TACO2: how to become climate neutral?
 Transition management: long way to go
 Citizens:...
Covenant of Mayors
 Province became ‘covenant coordinator’
 Involving our 44 cities and towns:

all signed the Covenant ...
30 november 2011…
ESCOLimburg2020
www.escolimburg2020.be
Project funded by IEE-MLEI
Partners: province, Infrax, Dubolimburg
What preceded...
ESCO: what preceded…
 Monitoring energy consumption in municipal

buildings
 Thematic Energy Audits and relightings
 Gr...
ESCO: first experiences
 Launched by Infrax in 2010
 Formal engagement:
41/44 municipalities + the province

 List with...
ESCOLimburg2020: goals
 Convince locale authorities

…to renovate their building stock faster, with a high ambition
 Hel...
ESCOLimburg2020:
approach in the climate ambition
 ESCO framed
•
•

From SEAP to ESCO: customized ‘Retrofit and Renewable...
ESCOLimburg2020:
general investment scheme
ESCOLimburg2020: impact
 Investments: +/- 20 Meuro

 CO2 reduction: +/- 20 kton/year
 Job creation: +/- 100

2013-2015
Contact:
Patrick Boucneau (patrick.boucneau@limburg.be)
Nele Vandenreyt (nele.vandenreyt@limburg.be)
Department of environ...
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Project EscoLimburg2020 (MLEI-IEE)

  1. 1. Limburg CLIMATE NEUTRAL ESCOLimburg2020
  2. 2. Overview  Context - ‘Limburg climate neutral in 2020’  Covenant of Mayors  ESCOLimburg2020
  3. 3. Context  Province of Limburg, Flanders, Belgium  838 050 inhabitants  44 cities and towns  Province is partner for the municipalities  Limburg has a long experience on energy saving, sustainable building…
  4. 4. Once upon a time, in 2008… “Limburg CLIMATE NEUTRAL in 2020” Steve Stevaert, governor of the Province of Limburg
  5. 5. Climate neutral in 2020?  Study TACO2: how to become climate neutral?  Transition management: long way to go  Citizens: communication and involvement (> Climate Fund)  Working groups for themes and target groups  Own good example!  Cities and towns! (> Covenant of Mayors)
  6. 6. Covenant of Mayors  Province became ‘covenant coordinator’  Involving our 44 cities and towns: all signed the Covenant of Mayors  Province & partners provide for 44 BEI and 44 SEAPs (36 approved by JRC)  Intensive support  Implementation via concrete pilotprojects and ESCO (> ESCOLimburg2020)
  7. 7. 30 november 2011…
  8. 8. ESCOLimburg2020 www.escolimburg2020.be Project funded by IEE-MLEI Partners: province, Infrax, Dubolimburg What preceded Project objectives and approach
  9. 9. ESCO: what preceded…  Monitoring energy consumption in municipal buildings  Thematic Energy Audits and relightings  Grants for municipalities when investing in their public building stock  Provincial energy campaigns  Sustainable Building Advice
  10. 10. ESCO: first experiences  Launched by Infrax in 2010  Formal engagement: 41/44 municipalities + the province  List with > 600 public buildings (capacity?)  Need of an integrated approach  How to convince municipalities to aim high, make the right choices and decisions?
  11. 11. ESCOLimburg2020: goals  Convince locale authorities …to renovate their building stock faster, with a high ambition  Helping them investing …in the right order, the right measures  Optimising the ESCO-model …and implementing this optimised model  Support the building sector skills & knowledge / capable to perform building renovations
  12. 12. ESCOLimburg2020: approach in the climate ambition  ESCO framed • • From SEAP to ESCO: customized ‘Retrofit and Renewables Action Plans’ for municipal building stock, policy dialogues High level of energy savings: >30%, average 40%  Explore innovative financial models • • • EPC possible? Off-balance investment possible? Funding through the "Limburgs Klimaatfonds“? Exploring European investment funds (Jessica, Elena, ...)  Capacity building • Building sector and local authorities
  13. 13. ESCOLimburg2020: general investment scheme
  14. 14. ESCOLimburg2020: impact  Investments: +/- 20 Meuro  CO2 reduction: +/- 20 kton/year  Job creation: +/- 100 2013-2015
  15. 15. Contact: Patrick Boucneau (patrick.boucneau@limburg.be) Nele Vandenreyt (nele.vandenreyt@limburg.be) Department of environment and nature Province of Limburg Universiteitslaan 1 3500 Hasselt (Belgium) www.limburg.be www.limburgklimaatneutraal.be

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