Brest Métropole
France

Population: 206719
Area of jurisdiction: 218.37 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a 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: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

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

Mitigation actions

First Streetcar Line Built
The area’s first streetcar line, extending 14.3 km, was completed in June 2012 and began running in Brest on 23 June 2012 Start year 2011
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Ground-Level Thermography
In winter, thermal façades help inhabitants raise awareness about their energy savings by creating infrared images of their houses (heat loss, stagnation defects). When the images are delivered, inhabitants benefit from tips on feasible priority thermal upgrade projects as well as a report that shows their residences’ main problem areas on thermograms. Six twenty-residence “thermal façade” campaigns have been undertaken and the program will continue next winter. Start year  
Sector Buildings
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Tinergie (Internet Portal)
On 5 March 2012, Brest Métropole Océane launched Tinergie- Brest, the first public internet portal that supports thermal renovations for individuals. Tinergie-Brest is a one-of-akind, independent and free tool that supports individuals’ household thermal renovations projects. It is a joint effort with the local energy agency that constitutes a unique interlocutor that presents projects in all their phases and details. It includes participation on the part of an expert network that is highly aware and trained with regard to energy-management issues. Start year 2012
Sector Buildings
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Urban Heating Network Expansion
The urban heating network, owned by the city of Brest since 1985, is run on 85% renewable energy. Extending 24 km it provides approximately 117,000 MWh, avoiding the emission of nearly 15,000 metric tons of CO2 annually. Four expansions are planned toward neighborhoods and equal approximately 55,000 MWh of supplementary heat along a 20.5 km line to be realized. Starting in 2012, work was begun on a 1200-meter extension and the network connection to a senior care facility, two schools, residences and the network connection to the Capucins neighborhood (560 residences and tertiary activities). Start year 2011
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions

Urbanization and Rainwater: Climate-Change Adaptation Considerations for Water Resources Management
For the last two decades, Brest Métropole Océane has overseen a water-resources protection and preservation policy via its “Blue Plan” bay agreement and its forestry/water-management plan for the Élorn River, which completes the agreement. A local urbanism plan, currently underway, (that is integrated into the Brest Métropole Océane regional climate plan) supplements this policy that seeks to respect the overall water cycle and adapt the region to climate change (flood risk, for example). Start year  
Sector Water Resources
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
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