Municipality of Nevşehir
Turkey

Population: 92068
Area of jurisdiction: 535 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

Solar and Wind-Energy Research
A 1.1 kW solar panel has been installed in a municipal service building to promote renewable energy resources use and test solar energy efficiency in the city. Measurement points are identified to determine city wind energy suitability. If wind-power is deemed appropriate for the city, turbines will be installed to provide energy production. Start year 2011
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Reduced Coal Consumption
Since 2010, insulation at new buildings is obligatory. Most service buildings have started using natural gas. Natural gas systems are installed in newly-opened and future buildings, minimizing fossil-fuel consumption. The aim of this study is to reduce fossil fuel consumption. There have been energy savings of 40% in the transition from coal to natural gas and 75% in the transition from fuel oil to natural gas. Natural gas now reaches 80% of the city. Start year 2008
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Waste Reduction Efforts
Waste reduction efforts are currently underway to protect natural resources. Each kind of waste—packaging waste, vegetable waste, batteries and medical waste, for example— is collected from houses separately. Efforts also include collecting discarded tires whose carbon impact is reduced through disposal at processing plants. Additionally, the Nevsehir wastewater treatment plant has become operational and a solid waste landfill is under construction, to be completed by the end of 2012. Start year 2005
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Transition to Energy-Saving Lamps
Energy-saving lamps are used in all service buildings. 2000 incandescent bulbs have been exchanged for energy-saving lamps to ensure energy efficiency among targeted municipal employees. Start year 2008
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Transition to LED Traffic Lighting
All existing traffic lights in Nevsehir have migrated to LED systems. A five-intersection budget was created for the city by municipal authorities; other lights were installed by the General Directorate of Highways and subsequently handed over to municipal authorities. All maintenance and other costs reside with the municipality. Savings reach approximately 75% when lamp power consumption and burnt-out bulb replacement are considered; the system includes all future street lighting. Start year 2009
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

Proper Irrigation
Grass has been removed in city refuges and parks; planting work is underway. To date, some 17,600 m of mains have been installed to transition to a drip irrigation method chosen to decrease the amount of fuel oil consumed by irrigation trucks as well as subsequent water loss. Studies are underway to transition to this system in all central city areas as well as in the newly rebuilt parks. Start year 2010
Sector Water Resources
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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