The innovative Management Tool for cost efficient Investments in Sustainable Cities

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  • 1. European Energy Award“The innovative Management Tool for cost efficient Investments in Sustainable Cities" orMaking communal Energy- and Climate policies MRV (Measurable, Reportable, Verifiable) Robert Horbaty Managing director of the „Association Energy City“ the regional trustee of the European Energy Award® in Switzerland 15.2.2012 1
  • 2. 220 years of experiences: Lessons learned• Implementing sustainable Infrastructure means planning and a process orientated approach• Securing of a continuous process in implementing measures and the continuous optimisation is crucial• Not only theoretical concepts and data collection, but implementing actions, main focus on initiating concrete activities and infrastructure projects in all areas of municipal energy- and climate policies.• Definition of measures with a high cost benefit ratio, with the low costs and high benefits concerning energy saving and emissions reduction. 2
  • 3. 3Lessons learned:• Coaching and Awarding of responsible person in the administration for extraordinary results.• Communication of achieved results to a broad public• Simple controlling instrument for result orientated administration (Definition of goals and targets, measures and actions, responsibilities and finances) TQM, ISO 50’001, etc. Covenant of Mayors / Sustainable Energy Action Plan, SEAP Implementing tool: eea / Energy City Follow-up: eea / Energy City 3
  • 4. Management System-Process: “Plan-Do-Check-Act” Communal Management System for Sustainability: Plan • Political, mayoral commitment • Current status assessment, Initial review • Goals and strategies, Policy, planning Do • Activity program • Implementing measures and operation • Awareness and training Check • Evaluating and controlling • Reporting procedure • Checking and management review Act • Corrective actions • Continual improvements 4
  • 5. The eea / Energy City Management process Initial Energy / Targets and Goals Energy / Climate Climate Review • Principles policy program • Appoint Team • Targets • Activities projects • Evaluate actual state • Horizon 4 years • Schedules, Budget • Consensus • Persons every 4 years Implementation Energy City Award Optimization of • Decided measures • Mayoral decision Processes • PR, Communication • Evaluation • Project organization • Implementing Tools • 50% realized • Performance • Awarding indicators 5
  • 6. Benefits of eea / Energy City – Management - System Uniqueness of Continuity the city Image City Marketing Networking with Stakeholders Attractive for investorsCapacity building Advantage for Training local Business Reduction of Managementsystem / energy consumption tool and controlling and -costs mechanism Awarding of the responsible authorities and best practices 6
  • 7. 7Key areas of the European Energy AwardStructure according to activities and stakeholders in administration 4. Mobility Public transport, Zones low speed, parking management, pedestrian zones, bicycle routes1. Communal development, 5. Internal Organization planning Capacity building, policies,Energy policy, action plan, regula- strategies, controllingtions and increasing enforcement2. Communal buildings, Facilities 6. External communicationEnergy management, building Information, promotion,efficiency subsidies 3. Supply,waste disposal Electricity, distant heating, Water supply, waste treatment 7
  • 8. Degree of Completion and Performance in Sectors 8
  • 9. Cost / benefit ratio of measures ,35 Main focus of programme ,30 1.1.2 Purchase of CO2 Balance tool Costly, inefficient 1.1.3 Communal energy planning Costly but efficient Costly, but efficient Costly measures 1.2.1 criterieas for submissions measurers measuresEstmiated ressources in Yuán€ , measurers Estimated resources in 元 ,25 2.1.1 Energy balance tool for buildings 2.1.4 Training of house keepers 2.2.2 Purchase of green electricity ,20 3.3.1 Potential study of wast heat 3.4.2 Water savings measures 3.7.3 Concept of utilisation of Waste ,15 4.2.1 Managment of parking space Economic measurers economic measures Very efficient measurers very efficient measures 4.3.3 Promotion of slow mobility ,10 4.5.2 Communication on efficient mobility 5.1.2 Formation of energy Team 5.2.4 Training ,5 6.1.1 Campain for public 6.3.3Projects at schools 6.4.1 Energy consulting ,0 0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 8.0 9.0 10.0 Emphasis of measures according to measure catalog Emphasis of measures according to measure catalog 9
  • 10. European Energy Award  Since 2002: European Energy Award  Programme activities in 5 countries  Pilot activities in 4 countries  848 active municipalities  417 awarded municipalities  Identical catalogue of measures, country specific indicators and values  Municipalities with best practices are awarded with „European Energy Award“ in Gold 10
  • 11. European Energy Award in Romania• Co-financing up to 10 projects in the field of sustainable energy management in about 4 selected Romanian cities, with 37 Mio CHF, in the context of the Swiss enlargement contri- bution to eastern European countries• Disseminate and intensify strategies for sustainable energy policies in Romanian cities, like e.g. “Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP)” within the “Covenant of Mayors” initiatives of the European Commission.• Introduction of the eea/Energy City-Management System recognized as one of the best implementing tools for SEAP, in selected Romanian cities . 11
  • 12. European Energy Award in Romania• Implementation of a resilient energy/climate policy in about 4 Romanian municipalities (with emphasis medium size) based on • a firm commitment of the responsible authorities to the foreseen activities. • a comprehensive report on the energy/climate policy of the municipality, • a city profile and relevant data • a sustainable energy action plan (SEAP) / program for the next 4 to 5 years, with targets and goals, schedule, finances, and responsibilities.• Capacity building of Romanian municipal administration and their advisors on the vast possibilities of energy and climate issues, Launching conference on the 1st of July 2011 12
  • 13. Low Carbon City China – Program: eea in China• LCCC: Activity within the Global Program Climate Change of the SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation)• The LCCC-Program supports medium size Chinese municipalities in planning and implementation of their “Low Carbon”- Strategies.• With planning instruments and implementation support, incl. an innovative indicator system, a comprehensive management approach is developed and employed.• LCCC-Program is strongly based on the experiences with European Energy award• 13
  • 14. Low Carbon City China – Program: eea in China• Five principals: • City based approach • Action orientated • Share Swiss / International Experiences • One system approach • Share knowledge and Information • Five Outcomes • Low Carbon City Management (eea / Energy City) • Green Buildings • Low Carbon Transport / Mobility • Green Economy • Low carbon City Platform 14
  • 15. eea: Results of the Process• Consensus amongst the Stakeholder of the municipality on the actual state of the energy policy, of the strategies to follow and the necessary infrastructure projects.• Capacity building within the administration on the possibilities of a sustainable energy policy.• Report on the energy/climate policy of the municipality, with city profile and relevant data• A resilient energy/climate plan and program for the next 4 years, with targets and goals, schedule, finances, and responsibilities.• A firm commitment of all the responsibilities to the foreseen activities.• Interdepartmental cooperation (e.g. working group with , industry, trade, private household)• Sufficient personnel and budget allocated to implement measures 15
  • 16. The Label Energiestadt / European Energy Award!Awarding ceremonies: « Inauguration "of the local energy policy 16