Lørenskog Municipality
Norway

Population: 33308
Area of jurisdiction: 70 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 10% by 2014 () 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 n/a
Energy efficiency target: 15% by 2014 () n/a
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

Motivation of private businesses
- Climate / energy conferences for businesses (May 2011: No conferences) - Joint climate / energy projects (May 2011: Initial contact with two potential partners) - Encourage environmental certification (May 2011: Ongoing efforts through free certifications) Start year  
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
File  
Information distribution to citizens
- Prepare report with environmental information - Involve NGOs in information and awareness-raising Start year 2010
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
File  
Initiate environmental requirements in municipal procurement
Environmental requirements should apply to products, services, providers, etc. Start year 2010
Sector Other Emissions
Type Organizational/Governance
Status Completed
File  
Skills / Knowledge upgrading of municipal employees
- Continuously consider training of employees on environmental topics - Focus on knowledge transfer - Focus on environment in HSE examinations Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status  
File  
"Miljøfyrtårn" / Environmental certification of all municipal unit
  Start year 2010
Sector Facilities
Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
File  
Prevent loss of carbon / Increase carbon sequestration
- Preventing loss of carbon from arable soil and biomass - Increasing carbon sequestration through reforestation efforts - Reduced tillage and increased use of perennial cultures - Increasing carbon sequestration in soil by conversion to perennial cultures Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Reduce the use of fossil energy in agriculture and forestry
  Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Reduce emissions from fertilizer / livestock
ongoing: - Reduce emissions from fertilizer production - Reduce emissions from livestock and manure storage Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Utilization of landfill gas
not initiated yet: planning to Initiate pilot study - Establish co-operation with other municipalities / local farmers - Utilization of landfill gas at local refuse tip Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status  
File  
Establish waste deposits / bags at excursion points
  Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
File  
Courses in home composting
yearly courses Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
File  
Implement source separation for more waste fractions
As of May 2011, sorting of plastic and organic waste is under development Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
Establish more recovery sites for glass and metal
As of May 2011, there are 20 recovery sites in Lørenskog. Ongoing effort to establish more sites Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
Establish second-hand store with workshop
  Start year 2010
Sector Waste
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
File  
Collection of electronics
Yearly collection of electronics at all municipal schools Start year  
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Reduce municipal paper consumption
Different measures taken, including: - Need to enter personal code to print (completed 2011) - Automatic cancelation if the print is not picked up (completed 2011), - "Think about the environment before printing"-text in all email-signatures (completed 2010) Start year 2010
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
"Biking to work"-campaign
Yearly event Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
File  
Pedometer competition
Yearly competition Start year 2009
Sector Transport
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
File  
Course in eco-driving
All drivers of municipal vehicles at the operation office was involved in the training Start year 2011
Sector Transport
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
File  
Implement technology that reduces CO2 emissions in municipal vehicles
Number of cars with magnetic technology: 5 trucks, 5 machines, 10 vans Start year 2010
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
File  
Provision of environmentally friendly cars for municipal services
The municipality has acquired one electric motor car Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
File  
Provision of municipal service bikes
Three bikes in connection with city hall. Start year 2011
Sector Transport
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status Completed
File  
"Walk to school"-program
Ongoing: The program is running and teachers are now able to report results online Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Follow up and implement action plan related to improvement of the bicycle infrastructure
ongoing - New routines for maintenance of footpaths and bike lanes (Completed during 2011?) - Bike lane inspections - improvement of damages (completed during 2011?) - Bike parking requirements are complied with in all land planning Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status In progress
File  
Implement city bike services
  Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
File  
Improve bus services
Not started Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status  
File  
Establish co-operation with public transport companies and major local businesses
Co-operation partially established with Ruter, NSB and major local businesses Start year 2010
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
File  
Land planning that will facilitate the use of subways
ongoing Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
Establish public transport hub (subway and bus) in the city cente
ongoing Start year 2010
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
Letter of intent: Locally produced biofuel for district heating systems
Not initiated yet Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status  
File  
Encourage the establishment of incinerators at farms
Ongoing. Courses have been held for land owners Start year 2010
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Consider the establishment of facilities for the production of wood chips / pellets
Ongoing. Courses have been held for land owners Start year 2010
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Prepare and follow up bioenergy assessment
Ongoing. Courses have been held for land owners Start year 2010
Sector  
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
File  
Map the use of oil-fired heating systems in private buildings
Not initiated yet Start year  
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status  
File  
Municipal / intermunicipal guidance scheme
Inter-municipal co-operation initiated in April 2011 Start year 2011
Sector Buildings
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
File  
Municipal / inter-municipal subsidy for energy-saving measures
Inter-municipal co-operation initiated in April 2011 Start year 2011
Sector Buildings
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
File  
Implement management system for outdoor illumination
Continuous set up of management systems for to promote energy savings Start year 2010
Sector Facilities
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Replace armatures on outdoor illumination
  Start year 2010
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
File  
Connect buildings / facilities to the district heating network
Gradually, all municipal buildings should be connected Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
Upgrade ventilation systems without recycling function
  Start year  
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
Consider insulation of old buildings
  Start year  
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
Map the potential for energy efficiency
  Start year  
Sector Buildings
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
File  
Evaluate automatic switch off of unused lights
  Start year  
Sector Buildings
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
File  
Installation of systems for temperature and light
  Start year  
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File  
Report energy accounts
The municipality has started to use EOS (Software for energy control / management) Start year 2010
Sector Buildings
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
File  

Adaptation actions

Water quality river system
Ongoing. - Monitoring of water quality in river systems - Upgrading of warning system for overflow - Reclaim system of transmission lines and separate wastewater and surface water Start year  
Sector Water Resources
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Environmental report / updates
ongoing continous. - All relevant service lines contributes to yearly updates on environmental / climate work - Cooperation with neighboring municipalities and county councils have been established, and environmental reporting is one of the issues we are working with. Start year  
Sector  
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
File  
Energy supply in municipal buildings
Installed stand-by power unit in all municipal nursing homes and in the city hall Start year 2010
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
File  
Management of surface water
- Analysis of sewage network, culverts and bridges - Measurement of precipitation - Evaluate flood mitigation measures such as box dams and aquatic parks - Develop simple solutions for stormwater handling - Requirements for retention of stormwater in the development of larger buildings Start year  
Sector Terrestrial Ecosystems
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
File  
Risk of damage from snow and avalanches
- Inspection of buildings, secure against damages from snow - Ensure that roofs are swept in case of large snowfalls - Quick clay mapping in development projects in clay soil areas Start year  
Sector Terrestrial Ecosystems
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
File  
Municipal risk analysis
  Start year 2010
Sector  
Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
File