Sandnes Municipality
Norway

Population: 78624
Area of jurisdiction: 304 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 40% by 2020 (2008) n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a 20% by 2020
Energy efficiency target: 15% by 2020 (2008) 20% by 2020 (2008)
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2009 ):  0 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2005, 2008

Mitigation actions

Awareness and information distribution
The municipality distributes information about environmental projects and considerations at their own website www.sunnby.no. Moreover, the municipality has an agreement with the environmental group "Grønn hverdag" with an aim of improving the information and increasing the awareness among businesses and citizens. "Grønn hverdag" also supports the municipality in the work with environmental events and campaigns (such as Earth Hour). Start year  
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Construction of buried waste disposal sites
Finished two waste disposal sites in 2011. Three more are being built in 2012. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
Waste reduction
The municipality has effective arrangements for waste sorting, collection and material recovery of householding waste. The residual waste is utilized as a source of energy in the district heating plant for Sandnes, Sola and Stavanger. To improve the material recovery the municipality is currently introducing a collection of plastics waste. Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Arrange possibilities for video conferencing
The municipality is organizing video conferencing possibilities in the city hall to reduce the amount of work journeys and emissions. Start year  
Sector Facilities
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Transition to renewable energy and energy management
The municipality works with the implementation of renewable energy sources and energy management systems in both municipal buildings and other real estate projects. Examples: - The municipality has phased out the oil-fired heating system at one school, resulting in a 42 % reduction in GHG emissions. - The municipality is also in progress with the installation of bio-based heating systems in several other schools and other buildings / facilitates. - The municipality works with the implementation and optimization of energy monitoring systems at selected schools and kindergartens. The project is currently in phase 2, wherein 35 of 80 facilities is connected to centrally operated server. - As a part of the "PIME's Dale"-project, Dale Eiendom and the municipality is developing an advanced energy system in combination with the use of renewable energy sources in new housing units (the project is supported by the EU's concerto initiative). - Passive houses are being built on several locations in the municipality. - Working with the implementation of EOS (enegry monitoring system) in municipal buildings. Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
Energy labeling
The municipality is in the progress of energy labeling all municipal buildings / facilities. 20 buildings were labeled during the fall of 2011 and the municipality expects to complete the labeling of 40 buildings in 2012. New buildings (constructed after 2011) should at least achieve a energy label of B and a heating grade of "light green". Start year  
Sector Buildings
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
File  
Environmental certification
Certification of small and medium-sized businesses in the municipality to ensure environmentally friendly management of purchasing, energy consumption, waste, transport and emissions. 67 business participates as of March 2012, and a goal of reaching 144 in 2016. All governmental businesses should be certified by 2016. Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
File  
Engagement of Energy Consultant
The municipality has engaged a full-time Energy Consultant that should contribute in the work of reaching environmental objectives. Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
File  
Environmentally focused development of city harbor area
The development of the harbor area is initiated and the municipality has applied for pilot project status at the Ministry of Environment. The infrastructure will be renewed with a clear environmental profile and include paved zones, bicycle lanes, short distances to public transport, environmentally friendly waste management systems and buildings that satisfy top energy labels. Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
City center transformation to promote public transport / bicycling
Ongoing project that should increase the ability to navigate by public transport and bicycles in the city center, including connected bike lanes and centered public transport traffic. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status  
File  
Filling stations offering environmentally friendly fuel
In 2016, there should be at least five filling stations offering environmentally friendly fuel in the municipality. By 2020, the number of stations should have reached ten. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
Digital bike maps / Bike journey planner
Ongoing work with development of digital bike maps and preparation of a bike journey planner. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status In progress
File  
City bike
The municipality has renewed the city bike arrangement. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status In progress
File  
Cycling to work
Ongoing project that should motivate employees in the regional businesses to use the bike for work journeys. The municipality has introduced economic allowance ( 7 NOK / km) and new measures are under consideration. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status In progress
File  
Development of regional trunk road for bicycles
Together with Statens Vegvesen (Norwegian road administration), the local governments in Sandnes and Stavanger is planning a trunk road for bicycles between the cities. The project is currently working towards approval / funding. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
File  
Extension and development of local footpaths and bicycle lanes
In 2020, all main bicycle lanes should be connected and also separated from other traffic as much as possible. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
Bicycle training
The municipality organizes bicycle training for pupils at the primary school and young immigrants. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
File  
Double-track railroad
Double-track railroad built between Sandnes and Stavanger. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
File  
City rail road
Together with neighboring municipalities, Sandnes participates in the planning of a city railroad connecting Stavanger, Sandnes and Sola Airport (local airport). Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  

Adaptation actions

Transformation of harbor and city center area
Major parts of the Sandnes city center / harbor area are situated relatively low compared to the sea level and transformation plans are being worked on (ref. Action-mitigation). Start year  
Sector Terrestrial Ecosystems
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Development of tools that show the consequences of climate changes
Sandnes has contributed in a project (Klima-GIS) that develops technological solutions which show the consequences of climate changes. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
File  
Investigation of social risks related to climate changes
Sandnes has participated in a project (Klima-ROS) investigating social risks related to climate changes. The project is a part of "Cities of the future" and should be of help to other municipalities in Norway. Start year  
Sector Human health
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
File  
Environmental plan including impact studies
Climate adoption and impact studies form a separate chapter in the municipality's environmental plan Start year 2010
Sector Terrestrial Ecosystems
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
File