Energy Performance Contracting
Detailed description of the Good Practice
A large part of the real estate in Örebro municipality were built in the 1960’s and -70’s and had a great need for maintenance. The municipality had not had sufficient financial resources for maintenance, which lead to increased need for reparations. At the same time the energy prices were increasing. Energy- and operation efficiency measures were necessary, and that is why the EPC project started.
The real estate department owns 630.000 m2 and is managing 870 000 m2 building area. The wish has been to start a project in partnership with a private company to reduce the energy consumption in several buildings.
Thanks to the good cooperation witht he provider, allocation to resources to the project and regular information to the tenants, the project has reached really good results.
Objectives of the Good Practice
The visions of the EPC project in Örebro is to decrease the energy costs of the municipality and have guaranteed savings, while at the same time reduce the environmental effects by decreasing the use of oil and electricity, as well as district heating. The energy production has to some extent been replaced by pellet fuels and heat pumps.
The goal has been to reduce the energy consumption by 20% for 420 000m2 and the CO2 emissions in a short time.
More Details of the Good Practice
The plan was to reduce the district by 24%, the oil consumption by 80% and the electricity 12%. The actual changes in 2008 have been a reduction by 20% on district heating, by 75% on oil and 10& on electricity.
Reduction of CO2 has been approx 6 000 tonnes/year. That is equivalent with 3300 environmental cars driving 15000 km each/year.
The EPC project in Örebro consists of three parts. Parts 1 and 2 lasted from 2006 to 2008, and part 3 is implemented during 2010. The project includes energy saving measures in schools, preschools,sports centers, indoor pool facilities, senior homes, heritage buildings, and administration and office buildings administrated by the municipality. The energy saving measures are related to ventilation, heating, electricity, control systems, and water. A large part of the investments, 30-35%, was invested in optimisation and control systems.