The municipality has a declared commitment to constructing, refurbishing and managing its buildings according to the highest energy and environmental standards and standards for a sustainable adaptation to climate change (e.g., increased demand for cooling and protection against heat in summer, ventilation, greening, seepage, reduction of sealing, etc.). The declared standards are in line with climate neutrality targets and refer to nationally and internationally recognised standards.
The municipality monitors the resource consumption (electricity, heat, cooling, water, greenhouse gas emissions) of all relevant buildings and facilities and uses the results of its monitoring activities as a basis for developing a refurbishment concept that addresses energy saving potentials and the use of renewable energies. The refurbishment concept contains medium- and long-term measures for increasing energy efficiency and the share of renewable energies in keeping with the municipality's pathway towards climate neutrality.
The municipality conducts regular energy and climate analyses, monitors its defined pathways using suitable quantitative indicators and updates its concept and planning accordingly.
Based on the refurbishment concept and the results of monitoring, both short-term (operational optimisations) and long-term measures (refurbishment measures, behavioural changes, sufficiency) are implemented.
The municipality has completed at least one innovative full refurbishment or new construction project with regard to energy efficiency and/or renewable energies and/or climate neutrality.
The municipality increases the share of renewable energies in meeting its energy requirements for the heating and cooling of municipal buildings and facilities (climate neutrality).
The municipality increases the share of renewable/green energies in meeting its energy requirements for supplying electricity to municipal buildings and facilities (climate neutrality).
The municipality improves the energy efficiency of heating and cooling systems in municipal buildings.
The municipality reduces CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions associated with the operation of municipally owned or managed buildings. The reductions to be achieved are in keeping with the municipality's pathway towards climate neutrality.
The municipality increases the energy efficiency and reduces the energy consumption of public lighting in public areas based on state-of-the-art analyses and technology. It continuously monitors and improves energy efficiency and consumption based on recognised indicators and indices.