City of Orléans
France

Population: 114286
Area of jurisdiction: 27.48 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

Second Streetcar Line Inaugurated
An expected 22,000 passengers will travel on this 11.2 km line (15,000 confirmed as of summer 2012), given that it directly connects five communities, 40,000 inhabitants and 33,000 jobs. The modal migration avoids 4,500,000 km in car trips annually, i.e., avoids an average 7000 metric tons of carbon equivalent. The project supplements a restructuring of the bus network, inauguration of electric minibus service, long-range bicycle rental (1000 bikes of which 400 are electric) and a car-sharing system. Participating Organizations: the European Investment Bank, state, regional and departmental governments Start year 2012
Sector Transport
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status Completed
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La Source District Urban Renewal Completed
The project involves renovating 1444 already standing structures and the demolition/reconstruction of 538 residences; 100 such residences were renovated and 112 demolished in 2011, and in April 2012, 5 “passive system” (less than 15 kWh/m²/year) houses were unveiled. Overall benefit is estimated at 3000 metric tons of carbon equivalent yearly; per-residence benefits hover around 30% energy-savings (for the oldest residences) and 1000% (in the case of recent construction). Participating Organizations: state participation via the National Urban Renewal Agency, the Orleans local government, SEMDO, the metro area government, departmental and regional governments and official financial institutions. Start year  
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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New Biomass Boiler Featuring Co-Generation in the North of the City
A 37MW wood-burning boiler with a 12MW alternator for electricity generation has been installed; 81%of energy will be provided via renewables, avoiding emission of approximately 47,000 metric tons of CO2 annually. The regional supply chain will produce 110,000 metric tons of firewood within a 150 km radius and the project foresees generalized subscriptions and thermic energy reader installation. Reduced heating costs will average 28.5% for subscribers. With the installation of an identical boiler in November 2012, greenhouse gas reductions will reach 12% between now and 2015. Participating Organizations: COFELY, DALKIA Start year 2012
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

“Let’s Beautify Our Streets” /Greenspace Proliferation
Reconciling urban density levels with a need to create greenspaces became a reality in 2011 through the launch of Operation “Let’s Beautify Our Walls”. Local government encourages property owners to plant in public spaces adjacent to their homes to favor vegetation development in ways that do not depend on government action. In 2011, the Orleans local government supported twelve such actions. The Office for Public Space offers advice on plant selection and conditions wall-adjacent planting beds; property owners commit to long-term maintenance. Twenty- seven family and one 1500 m2 common garden were created in the same year. Participating Organizations: the Office for Public Space. Start year 2011
Sector Infrastructure
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Orleans Metro-Area Water Conservation
The goal is an 18%-per-resident reduction in water consumption from 2001 to 2011, and even one-third reductions for municipal services between 2006 and 2011. Noteworthy measures include a progressive inclusion of water’s social costs featuring incentives. Thus, for a family with two children, potable water is billed taxfree in 2012 at a rate of 65 euro cents (the price of “essential water”) whereas water to be used laundering clothes will cost 92 euro cents (“utility water”), and water for watering lawns (“convenience water”) will be billed at 1 euro 25 cents. All meters are to be replaced in the next two years so that subscribers become the agents of their own water use via real-time access to the quantities they consume. Participating Organizations: Orléanaise des Eaux, the Chamber of Agriculture, Loiret Nature Environnement, the Loire River Site Protection Association. Start year  
Sector Water Resources
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
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European “Flood Resilient City” Program Participation
The goal is to create awareness among the general public, member entities and decision-makers in order to help them effectively face Loire River rises and limit their impacts. 2700 city agents have been instructed in flood risk issues and agents in floodprone areas reinforced this this training with a two-day course involving 523 employees. In case of severe flooding, the local government should be able to count on the largest possible number of employees to effectively manage the crisis as well as anticipate protecting their families and property to make themselves quickly available for public service. Participating Organizations: the European Investment Bank, state, regional and departmental governments. Start year 2012
Sector Water Resources
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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