The municipality ensures that energy suppliers define strategies for the municipal territory to improve energy efficiency, increase the use of renewable energies, support climate protection and optimise grid regulation for all energy supplies (natural gas/biogas, electricity, district heating).
The municipality levies a charge on grid-bound (non-renewable) sources of energy or uses part of the revenue from concessions, dividends, etc. to promote energy efficiency, the use of renewable energies and climate protection.
The energy supplier offers a comprehensive range of services in relation to energy efficiency and the promotion of renewable sources of energy.
(Recognised examples include energy consultancy, renewable electricity products and the promotion of energy efficiency and renewable energies)
The energy supplier (in coordination with the municipality) takes measures to increase customers’ awareness of and motivation for the efficient use of energy, the utilisation of renewable energies and own electricity generation.
The municipality increases the share of renewable sources of energy and the utilisation of waste heat from industrial operations for heating, hot water and cooling systems and fully utilises this potential.
The internal use of waste heat from industrial cooling systems is promoted.
The municipality supports and promotes self-consumption and the full utilisation of existing potentials for renewable electricity production within the municipal territory.
The municipality fully utilises its potential for the heat-controlled cogeneration of electricity for heating and cooling purposes.
The municipality operates municipal water supply systems (collection, treatment, distribution) at a high level of energy efficiency and a low level of water losses. It monitors water supplies and losses based on indicators and indices.
The water supplier (in coordination with the municipality) takes measures to increase customers’ awareness of and motivation for the efficient use of water.
The municipality plans and manages its green and open spaces according to the following aspects:
- Climate protection
- High biological diversity
- Adaptation to the consequences of climate change
The municipality retains, upgrades and/or extends green and open spaces in densely populated areas.
The municipality operates municipal waste water treatment systems at a high level of energy efficiency and evaluates them based on recognised indices. The sewage gas produced by waste water treatment plants is fully utilised (for energy production or fed into the gas grid).
The potential for generating heat from waste heat (waste water collection channels, waste water treatment plant) is fully utilised.
The municipality's rainwater management takes into account rainwater use, retention and separation as well as sewage.