Eskilstuna Municipality
Sweden

Population: 67359
Area of jurisdiction: 1250.49 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 30% by 2020 (1990) 100% by 2020 (2009)
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: 25% by 2020 (2009) n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: 40% by 2020 (2009) n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: 20% by 2020 (2009) 25% by 2020 (2009)
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2012 ):  10,245 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2011

Mitigation actions

Electric busses
In spring 2015 Eskilstuna municipality tried out an electric bus in city traffic. The results of the try-out were good and the municipality has now ordered two electric buses. They are put into operation in December 2015. If the experience is still good, the municipality will order additional eight electric buses by 2016. The buses will replace existing biogas buses (running on biogas mixed with natural gas because of the lack of biogas). We only use green electricity, so the CO2 emission is 0. Provided that the local emission of CO2 on a biogas bus is 1500 g / km, the saving is 60 ton CO2/ year and bus. The plan is to invest in 10 electric buses so the total annual savings will be 600 ton CO2. Other benefits of electric buses are that they are more energy efficient (0.97 kWh / km), the low cost of "fuel", they produce no emissions in the urban environment and they are very quiet. The disadvantage is that they are more expensive to buy and have 15 % higher maintenance costs. Bus services in Eskilstuna are run by a company, Transdev, which buy the electric buses. Eskilstuna gets increased operating costs of 150 000 SEK per year due to shorter depreciation period for electric buses. The purchase cost of an electric bus is about 3.7 million SEK, compared to about 2.4 million SEK of a diesel bus. The cost 1 500 000 SEK is per year for 10 buses. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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From private cars to municipal vehicles
Many units within the educational sector are facing that their employees are driving their own cars at work. This is not the intention of the municipality; partly for safety and environmental reasons. Many private cars run on fossil fuels because municipalities can get better deals on cars that run on renewable fuels. So the intention is to minimize the use of private cars in favor of municipal vehicles. By increasing awareness of this, including through the introduction of a meeting and travel guidelines, the use of private cars in service decreased by 50%. Start year 2014
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Environmental communication strategy
Eskilstuna municipality wants to improve communication about environmental and climate issues. Therefore a strategy for environmental communication has been drawn, covering the entire municipal group. It applies to both internal and external communication. There is also a more substantial annual plan for communication activities. The idea is that communication efforts should be better coordinated, better planned and with better monitoring. The strategy covers the whole "communication steps", from simple one-way information to the co-creative dialogue and education. A co-ordnation group is working with implementation of the strategy and the plan for 2016. Start year 2013
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Climate and environment education
Eskilstuna municipality, together with an e-learning company, has developed an interactive climate change and environmental education called “Uppdrag miljösmart” (Mission environmentally smart). All employees and politicians, about 8 500 people, are to undergo training 2014-2016. It consists of a basic education for employees and a deepening education for managers. There is support material for managers. The training addresses the global challenges, how the earth and nature works, what Eskilstuna municipality does for the environment and climate, and how one can contribute at their workplace. It addresses for example the issues of climate change, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Alongside this, an environmental management system is introduced for the authorities which do not yet have one. Staff training is a requirement of an environmental management system. We also look at ways to provide this training for students and external stakeholders. Start year 2013
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Investment in four wind turbines
Four wind turbines are being built on a hill outside Solleftea in the north of Sweden. This is the single largest municipal procurement of wind power in Sweden so far. They will be operational in December 2015. They will produce 35-40 GWh per year. This corresponds to household electricity (4500 kWh / year) for more than 8,000 households, and represents about 40 percent of the municipality's administration´s annual consumption. Start year 2014
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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EPC project
We have one EPC (Energy Performance Contracting) project running that includes 130 000 sqm (1/4 of our buildings). Right now we are calculating to find the most cost-efficient measures to invest in to save energy. We could invest up to 65 million SEK, which would result in energy savings up to 20 percent for heat and 10 percent for electricity, during 2.5 years. Start year 2015
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Annual Bike Day
Each year, we arrange a special day for cyclists and bikes to promote cycling. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Cycling roads
By 2014, we have app. 160 km cycling roads in Eskilstuna. The Cycling Action Plan states that there will be an increase by 16 km of new roads until 2020. The cost, app. 9,700 000 USD, refers to 2014. Start year 2014
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Cyclist Panel
There is a panel with roughly 90 cyclists who help the municipality to increase the quality of cycling infrastructure and other cycling related issues. Start year 2013
Sector Transport
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status Completed
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Electronic Log Books
We plan to install GPS-positioning in our cars in order to get digital log books which will increase the quality of our statistics. Right now, we handle log books manually which is very inefficient. With this new technology, we will be able to follow the use of our cars more closely. Start year 2013
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Swimming hall with environmental certification
The new swimming hall in the center of Eskilstuna will reach the Swedish environmental standard "Miljöbyggnad Guld" (Environmental Building Gold), and therefor need to be 35 % more energy efficient compared to the official building standard. It will also have solar panel on the roof, at least 100 kW. Start year 2013
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Parking policy for less car-dependency
Eskilstunas new parking policy was decided in 2013. The policy states that when building new apartments, you don´t have to supply parking lots for cars if you take other measures for example access to car sharing or short distance to public transport that equals the need of a car transport. This is quite unique for a municipality in Sweden. The document (link) shows the new policy. Start year 2013
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Bike friendly workplace
Each work place in Eskilstuna can use this bike friendly "certification" as a help to motivate and make more employees ride their bikes to work instead of using their car, and also motivating to use bikes instead of cars for work related travels. There is a basic level and there are several more levels to encourage the workplace to give good opportunities for employees to swicth from car to bike. The link describes the different criteria. Not only the municipal workplaces are involved in this but all the companies and other work places in the entire Eskilstuna. Start year 2014
Sector Transport
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Energy saving pilot projects
in 2014, we made a prestudy of the energy saving potential and now we carry out three pilot projects to test different methods Start year 2014
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status  
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Biochar prestudy
A prestudy on how Eskilstuna can set up projects for using biochar for energy source, soil enhancement, water filters, improved biogas production and carbon offsetting. If we put biochar into the soil it will stay there for thousands of years. A lot of organic waste can be used in a better way. We can use biochar in different ways to reduce climate impact. Start year 2014
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Circular economy prestudy
The municipality has, as the first municipality in Sweden, commissioned a preliminary study on the concept of circular economy and how it could be applied to ReTuna see the action ReTuna). Examples of proposals in the pilot study: - Creating a knowledge center for circular economy in the Recycle Park in collaboration with Mälardalen University. - Create a business incubator for new companies looking to develop services and products in a circular economy. - Make an inventory of material flows in Eskilstuna and build a database, where one company's waste can be a resource for another business (Industrial Symbios). - Organize networking events for companies for idea generation and matchmaking. - Create a permanent exhibition, a showroom, where local companies showcasing interesting concepts and products that meet the principles of circular economy. The exhibition on circular economy opened in October 2015. - Take care of materials from remodeling and demolition of buildings. Start year 2014
Sector  
Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
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Energy audit
The municiaplity owned company Eskilstuna Kommunfastighet performs an energy audit in five areas in Eskilstuna to achive a base for work with energy efficincy in apartments. Start year 2014
Sector Residential
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
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Testbeds
Project to introduce new energy efficient and climate smart technic in the municipalitys different operations and buildings. Make decisionmakers and employees aware and to close the gap called 'death valley'. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Solar PV systems
Work in progress to build solar PV systems on roofs in the municipality. 723 kW is operational and 600 kW more is planned for the next 6-10 months. Start year 2013
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Solar radiation map
Eskilstuna municipality has developed a solar radiation map (SRM) in order to make it easier for people who are interested in investing in their own electricity generation. The SRM shows the in-radiated solar energy in buildings and how well buildings are suitable for solar panels. The map shows the rooftops suitability for solar investment on a scale from not suitable to very suitable. Annual variations in weather and temperature, different solar cells' efficiency means that no precise estimates for solar power can be made. The SRM is based on height information from the laser measurements from aircraft made in 2010. The map is available on the municipality website. People interested in more information about their property can order a more detailed SRM. The difference between the detailed SRM and the general SRM is that you get the actual values in kWh/m2 instead of your rooftops graded for suitability. The map has a higher resolution for the actual property. You get map images on solar radiation for rooftops and on the house's surroundings to see what is causing any shading and maps showing the estimated solar radiation during four different months (January, April, June and October) in kWh/m2. You also get estimated slope and direction (azimuth) of the roof. The detailed SRM has been quality checked by the municipality energy advisor. The cost of the detailed SRM is 197 USD for a property. Start year 2013
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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District cooling
A lot of small cooling machines were taken out of production when the district cooling system was implemented. Total effect 7.4 MW and 2013 5 571 MWh. Savings depends on how warm the summer is. Start year 1999
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Distribution Centre with cross docking
Purpose with our Distribution Centre is to reduce heavy traffic around preschools, schools and rest-homes for elderly people and to reduce emissions. The goal is to minimize energy application for all internal transports in Eskilstuna municipality as a step towards our environmental goals for the whole municipality. In 2013 four of our main suppliers of food made 22 600 unique deliveries to our units. By using the Distribution Center and cross docking the number of unique stops is reduced by 50 percent. Target is to reach a reduction of minimum 60 percent during 2015. Our Distribution Centre is located close to access roads near to the center of Eskilstuna city . The premises are rented, total area of 1 900 square meters including a fridge of 450 square meters and a freezer of 200 square meters. We started 4th of September 2014 with food suppliers and during 2015 we will implement all non-food suppliers. Yearly purchased value of food I 10 MUSD and distributed to more than 80 receiving units. Purchased value of non-food is around 11 MUSD and will be distributed to more than 400 receiving units. The implementation plan for suppliers is attached. The municipality has assigned 507 000 USD for financing 2014 of the Distribution Centre and the same amount for year 2015. The municipality will make savings from re-negotiated suppliers agreements when suppliers only make deliveries to one place. Results from already negotiated agreements shows a price reduction of between 2 – 5 percentage. Final goal is that the Distribution Centre will be self-financed. Start year 2013
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Combined heat and power production
The local utility company Eskilstuna Energy and Environment has delivered district heating to buildings and industries in Eskilstuna for more than 30 years. In 1986, the first bio energy fueled boiler was installed, replacing the previous used oil. In 2000, the bio energy fueled CHP plant was constructed. Today, 95% of the buildings in the city are connected to the district heating grid. The fuel mix for the production of heat and electricity is on average 98,4% renewable and 1,6% fossil. The plant produces approximately 200 GWh of electricity and 700 GWh of heat per year. New investments are done continuously to connect more buildings to the district heating grid. Local district heating grids are constructed in the smaller communities. In the central town, there is also a district cooling system. Start year 1990
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Landfill gas extraction
Landfill gas is extracted from the old landfill at Lilla Nyby. The gas is used to produce approximately 2 GWh of electricity and 4 GWh of district heating for the central district heating grid. At the same time, methane emissions from the old landfill is reduced significantly and investments are made continuously to minimize the methane emissions from the landfill. New technology is investigadet to take care of gas when the content of methane is decreases. Start year 1993
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Ecological footprint analysis for Eskilstuna municipality
Eskilstuna municipality performed ecoligical footprint analysis in 2010 and 2011 for the inhabitants of Eskilstuna municipality. The analysis was performed by an external expert using the REAP Sweden tool. The ecological footprint for Eskilstuna municipality is 5,2 global hectars/inhabitant(Sweden 5,9). Start year 2011
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
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Sweden's first passive house certified office building
Eskilstuna Energy and Environment AB built a new office building of 1 000 m2 for its 100 employees at the recycling and waste management station at Lilla Nyby. The building was completed in 2011 and certified in 2013 as Sweden's first passive house certified building. Start year 2011
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Lagersberg - halve energy consumption in older housing stock
Lagersberg is a residential area in Eskilstuna with apartment buildings built in the sixties. It is owned by Eskilstuna municipality buildings, a municipal company. It consists of 430 apartments. Currently, a major project to rebuild all the houses and halve energy consumption is in progress. The apartments heat is supplied by "green" district heating. The buildings will include better insulation, new windows, solar collectors or photovoltaic cells on the roofs. The project also includes outdoor environment and sustainable development (environmental awareness, energy-saving behavior, market, employment, etc.). Lagersberg should stand as a model for further rebuilding and development of other municipal housing stock. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Carbon fee on flights
Eskilstuna municipality charges a 20-40 % carbon fee on the ticket when employees or politicians are flying in service. Start year 2011
Sector Transport
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Discount on building permit fee on passive houses
The municipality gives 50 % discount on building permit fee if the house to be built meet passive house standards. There is no buildning permit fee at all for solar panels. Start year 2012
Sector Buildings
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Organic food
Our goal is to consume 50 % organic food (today in fact 52 %) in the municipal operetations by 2020. To reach this, we offer education to the staff on a large scale and we have conducted organic certifications (KRAV) to all 80 municipal kitchens by 2015. All units are also obligated to decrease the volume of leftover food from 20 % today to 10 % 2019 in order to use resources efficiently. We're also looking into purchasing more food from local companies in order to strenghten self-supply of food. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Biogas production from food waste
The Eskilstuna households sort their food waste in separate containers or in green bags which are separated from other fractions by an optical sorting system. The food waste is used as substrate in the biogas production plant. Most of the local buses in Eskilstuna and a large number of private and publicly owned cars are fueled by locally produced biogas. The optical sorting plant is virtually unique in the world. The plant receives a lot of study visits from all over the world. Start year 2010
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Optical waste sorting
In Eskilstuna almost all inhabitants sort their waste in up to 6 fractions which are collected at their buildings. The waste is either sorted in different containers or by the use of different colored bags which are then separated by an optical sorting system. The six waste fractions are; plastic, paper, metal, newspapers, food waste and other waste. For its achievements in progressive recycling solutions, Eskilstuna won the prize "Swedish recycling award" in 2011. Start year 2010
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Solar cell packages
The municipality owned company Eskilstuna Energy and Environment offers solar cell packages. In a cooperation with a local solar cell installation firm they aim to increase the amount of locally produced renewable energy in Eskilstuna. The offer have so far resulted in 45 requests and 5 projects totaling 30 kW installed effect. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Traffic plan
The purposes of the traffic plan are the following: Contribute to a sustainable society and a transport system that is characterized by high availability, safety and security of all citizens. The document collects in a uniform manner traffic issues under one umbrella, with the direction that will reduce car dependency and that the number of pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users will increase. The traffic plan extends over the years 2013-2017. The traffic plan is divided in two parts: an action plan and a strategy document. Start year 2012
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Bicycle plan
The Bicycle Plan is a deepening of the traffic plan (see action Traffic plan). The aim is to create an attractive and functional bicycle infrastructure so that more people, particularly motorists, choose the bike in the future. The bicycle plan includes a long-term strategy for sustainable travel and will work to increase cycling's attractiveness and create a better attitude regarding cycling. The bicycle plan will be the basis for all planning such as land use planning but also to influence behaviour measures. The bicycle plan will also support the redevelopment of existing infrastructure.The bicycle plan is divided in an action plan and a strategy document. Start year 2013
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Waste management plan
Eskilstuna waste management plan is a policy instrument with strategic and measurable goals and commitments which aims to further improve the waste management within the municipality. The plan has a strong focus on moving up the waste hierarchy, thus including goals and actions in the areas: waste prevention, increased re-use, increased waste sorting and recycling. Start year 2013
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Green cars
95 % of Eskilstuna municipality owned (leasing) cars are environment friendly. Biogas cars and electric cars have the highest priority and then ethanol cars. The municipality also have some diesel cars with low fuel consumption. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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TRAILBLAZER
TRAILBLAZER is a EU fonded project. The project aims have been to promote coordinated / energy efficient goods transport in Eskilstuna and partner cities in EU. This will be achieved through the exchange of experience, show good examples, development of goods transport plans in the participating municipalities and the development of a toolkit for how to work with them on their own and seminars to disseminate knowledge to the rest of Europe. An important aim of the project is to highlight the costs of goods and services from suppliers to end customer, and try new solutions / requirements for the organization of transport leading to reduced costs, reduced environmental impact, increased competition and road safety. Eskilstuna has, based on the Trailblazer project objectives, worked to develop an action plan for the coordination of municipal food and supplies to a consolidation center. This coordination of supplies is now being finalized and put to action in 2014. See action "Distribution centre with cross-docking". Start year 2010
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Eskilstuna Intermodal Terminal
Eskilstuna Intermodal Terminal is hub for the freight flow between the Stockholm region, other key Swedish cities and on toward Europe and other continents. The terminal is served by several railway companies. The terminal makes it possible to transmit long-distance truck freight to electrified rail, and thereby significantly reduce CO2 emissions. Today, the terminal handles 90 000 TEU/year (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit, containers) and the total capacity is 300 000 TEU/year. The terminal has been built in two stages. Stage 1 2003-2010 at a total cost of 5,559,055 usd. Government grants were given with 2,724,409 usd. Cost of the municipality 2,834,646 usd. Stage 2 2010-2014 at a total cost to the municipality of 28,110,236 usd and without state subsidies. No studies have been done on CO2 reduction or energy savings because this is very hard to estimate. But the carbon emissions to transport a FEU (forty-foot container) from Port of Gothenburg to Eskilstuna is 2 kg by train and 340 kg by truck. Start year 2008
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Railway sidings to logistics park
Eskilstuna Logistics Park is one of the Stockholm region's greatest logistics investments. The size of the area is 300 hectares. The logistics park has a new 750 meter electric railway on site with connections to the mainline Svealand line at the southern end of the park. In the area there is a depot for biofuels (wood chips) which is for the CHP. The new railway sidings, that enable eco-friendly transportation to the logistics park, was an investment of 14,2 million dollars by the municipality. Start year 2011
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Eco-efficient businesses
The organization Eskilstuna factory association, together with Eskilstuna municipality and Eskilstuna Energy and Environment, conducted a project in the private sector called Eco-efficient businesses. The aim has been energy efficiency through identification and action. On average, companies involved in the project reduced its energy consumption by 33 %. One company reduced energy by 86 %! The successful project has continued with Part 2 and 3. The method developed has received much attention in Sweden. Start year 2010
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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ReTuna, recycling/reuse park
The municipality owned company Eskilstuna Energi och miljö (Energy and Environment) has built a recycling and reuse park in Eskilstuna called ReTuna. This is a measure to reduce the climate impact of consumption and save resources. In addition to a new traditional ramp with containers for recycling materials, there is a reception for receiving goods from residents, stock, workshop halls for repairs and upcycling where the unemployed get jobs, stores for recycled goods, recycle design education, training rooms, exhibition space, and a café (soon). The area of the mall for reused goods is about 5 000 square meters. The proposals in the preliminary study on circular economy is being explored further and the idea is that they will become an important part of the park's business. See also action Circular economy. ReTuna opened 28 of August 2015. Start year 2012
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Earth Hour, annual
Earth Hour has been held for five years. Residents are urged to extinguish the light at home. The city shuts off lights in the center. A program with speeches, lectures, music etc is organized for the general public. Start year 2010
Sector Other Emissions
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Guidelines and instructions for meetings and travel
This is a major update of the Guidelines for travel (2001). They are more ambitious and means that employees and elected in the first place should choose walking, cycling or bus for missions of up to 3 kilometers. For longer journeys, primarily bus and train should be selected. The guidelines apply to both the municipal administration and the municipality-owned companies. They have been implemented during 2015: - Seminars and support to the home care administration to inspire and help reach climate goals. - Eco driving classes for home care service staff. - Brochure on the municipality’s guidelines for sustainable transport. Start year 2012
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Solar station for electric cars
To facilitate charging of electric cars, the municipality and Eskilstuna Energy and Environment (EEM) installed two free charging stations, one by the central station and one by EEM:s head office. Electric cars park for free while charging and the charging station is supplied by electricity from solar panels. The projekt will use PV systems as a part in the Solar Bank system Start year 2012
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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1 SEK/kWh solar energy
For micro producers of solar power who produce a excess of kWh, the local energy company Eskilstuna Energy and Environment buy the excess for 1 SEK/kWh. This will be valid until new legislation. Start year 2013
Sector Residential
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status Completed
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Co-owned wind power
The local energy company Eskilstuna Energy and Environment is one of the co-owners in Samkraft AB, a company producing wind power. The company has a large investment portfolio and further investments in wind power are planned. Start year 2011
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Solar heating
An extensive energy efficiency project has been done in Eskilstuna. Schools, retirement homes and pre-schools now have water heated from solar panels. Start year 2000
Sector Residential
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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50 % wind energy
In 2020 50 % of Eskilstuna municipal administrations electricity will come from wind power. New 2014: 4 wind mills are contracted and will be operational in autumn 2015. See also action "Investment in four wind turbines". Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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10 % solar energy
In 2020 10 % of Eskilstuna municipality administrations' electricity will come from solar panels. In addition 20 % of all the realestate owners in Eskilstuna should produce their own electricity from solar or wind plants. In 2014 we will have about 1 000 kWp installed and in operation. Start year 2012
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Eskilstuna Climate Plan
Eskilstuna Climate Plan contains targets, strategies and actions for what Eskilstuna wants and will achieve concerning the climate challenge short and long term. The targets are based on emissions, proportions and levels for easy follow up and to set the pace towards transitioning to a climate neutral community. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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PLEEC
The PLEEC project is a powerful tool for energy efficiency and savings in the European cities. By connecting scientific excellence and innovative enterprises in the energy sector with ambitious and well organized cities, with important projects and good results in the energy and environmental matters, and using the proposed methodology we will create an efficient, inspiring and target orientated journey in order to fulfill the task to reduce energy use in Europe in a short future. By collecting data to establish SMART city profiles of the cities, scanning and evaluating the best research results the project will propose a model for how to develop energy efficiency action plans. The model is based on research, experiences from the PLEEC partners and also on energy efficiency action plans developed for the six partner cities. The logical framework of the project is to elaborate the key aspects through three different perspectives that implicate different strategies to save energy. A successful level, the energy smart city, will be achieved when measures from the three perspectives will be taken in a good balance between each other. The three perspectives are technology, structure and behavior. The Energy Efficiency Action Plan (EEAP) developed for the city of Eskilstuna is taking a step further in the municipality's efforts towards energy efficiency. The EEAP is strongly connected to Eskilstuna's Climate Plan which previously managed the actions on energy efficiency. The EEAP aims to reduce the need for energy with 20 % in Eskilstuna. The goal is connected to the European 2020 goals. Jobs created: Within the process of creating the energy efficiency action plan approximately two jobs have been created within Eskilstuna. The energy efficiency action plans conclusion is that approximately 750 GWh per year can be streamlined away. Calculating with a energy price of 500 SEK per megawatt hour, the economic potential will be around €350 million per year. With maximum pay off time of 4 years and an assumption that only 20% of the profitable energy efficiency actions will be implemented. Around €30 million will be invested per year. If 50 % of the value will be for materials and 50 % for workforce, then 300 jobs will be created. To be a little bit more conservative we approximate that one hundred jobs will be created as a result of implementing the energy efficiency action plan created in the PLEEC-project. The aim is to stream line away 500 GWh/year. Calculating with an energy price of 500 Swedish crowns per megawatt hour the potential is 250 million SEK/year. With an average payoff time of 4 years 1 billion SEK will be invested to reach the goal. If 50% of the value will be for materials and the 50% for workforce, then a lot of jobs will be created. Primary source of funds for the implementation of the action is EU 7th framework agreement. Start year 2020
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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World Environment Day, annual
Eskilstuna municipality has a constant dialogue with local residents on climate change and environmental issues. One form of this is events. We have organized the UNEP World Environment Day every year June 5 since 1996. Focus is on switching to renewable energy, energy efficiency and switching to low-carbon, among other things. World Environment Day (WED) is a permanent and annual event. One of the highlights of WED is the Eskilstuna Environment Reward. Accordning to UNEP Eskilstuna is one of the most ambitious cities in the world, in the case of arranging WED. The cost is 300 0000 SEK a year. Total cost is estimated solely for municipal expenses. Added to this are the efforts of several partners in the community. Start year 1996
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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European Mobility Week, annually
Arranging of the European Mobility Week including seminars, competitions, bike exhibitions and other activities to raise awareness and show the benefits of public transport, cycling and walking instead of car transport. Total cost is estimated solely for municipal expenses, excluding labor. Added to this are the efforts of partners in the community. Start year 2000
Sector Transport
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Biogas busses
All 45 city buses run on renewable fuel, biogas (75 % biogas, 25 % NG on year basis). This greatly reduces carbon emissions and other emissions that affect air quality. Since biogas is produced locally by the municipality it increases the city's resilience. The first 10 biogas busses were introduced in 2003 and the present biogas busses in 2012. See also the action “Biogas production from food waste”. Start year 2012
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Green IT audit
The municipality has made a GITaudit (Green Information Technology audit) on the municipality organization by consulting the world famous organization TCO. All aspects of "greening by" (eg, travel-free web meetings) and "greening of" (eg reducing energy consumption of the IT equipment) have been identified. A national benchmarking has been done with 500 other organizations. Eskilstuna show good results in comparison. Based on the GITaudit, an action plan was drawn up. A person is hired to lead efforts to implement the Action Plan. Buying reused computers and technology ("pull print") for reducing printouts are two examples. A second follow up GITaudit will be done in 2017. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

Risk and Vulnerability Analysis
Eskilstuna municipality is currently preparing a Risk and Vulnerability Analysis (RSA). In this, there are extreme events related to climate change, such as increased risk of torrential rain and floods, landslides, heat waves, uncontrollable forest fires etc. The RSA is compiled in the fall of 2014. It also includes business and civil society, with their perspective on various events. The RSA follows a methodology called FORSA, developed by the Defence Research Agency (FOI). The effects of extreme weather events are analyzed both for today's society and a possible future society. Based on the risk spectrum, the RSA analyzes how municipal departments and companies can secure their business. The municipality also makes specific vulnerability analysis (so-called förmågebedömningar) submitted to the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB). This year´s assessment is about torrential rain. The cost is calculated on a half-time position for two years, but also many other people are working on this. Start year 2014
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Type Assessment/Research
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Resilience assessments
Eskilstuna municipality cooperates since 2011 with the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC), which is an institute and a part of Stockholm University. Head of SRC is the leading international researcher Professor Johan Rockström, which, among other things, been involved in developing the so-called planetary boundaries. Eskilstuna is the only municipality in Sweden with a cooperation agreement on resilience issues with the SRC. The agreement covers the period 2014-2016. In February 2013, a two-day workshop on resilience related to the geographic community was carried out in Eskilstuna. The workshop had four focus areas: employment, transportation, water and food supply. These focus areas were exposed to severe disturbances in the form of different scenarios: Climate change, energy crisis, economic crisis and the challenge to stay within the planetary boundaries. The workshop was organized primarily as method development and education, but there were also a lot of interesting results. The theme for the resilience work 2014-2015 is food supply. In February 2014 there was a preparatory workshop on deepened resilience assessment of food supply in the municipality. National, regional and local experts participated. The aim was to identify the general long-term threats and vulnerabilities to food security, especially climate change, and identify knowledge gaps for two more workshops on food security in Eskilstuna in 2014. In June 2014 a workshop was held with various stakeholders, including five local farmers, some of them also representatives of LRF, the Swedish agriculture association. The aim was to analyze the historical development of agriculture and the current situation regarding vulnerabilities. In November a third workshop on the same theme was organized, this time more solution-focused. In February 2015 we had a workshop on thresholds for food security. The work will be summarized in November 2015 in a resilience assessment that will include strategies and measures to increase resilience in the food supply (document to large to upload here, sending it by request). In 2016 the municipality will go on on this theme and make a strategic plan for increasing the resilience of the food supply. We think the resilience work is important both for climate change adaption and mitigation. Start year 2012
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Type Assessment/Research
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Flood mapping
The climate in Sweden is predicted to be warmer with increased precipitation. The risk of flooding will increase in the future. A flood mapping was done in 2006 by the municipality of Eskilstuna for Eskilstunaån (Eskilstuna river). Eskilstuna River flows between Lake Hjälmaren and Lake Mälaren and passes two towns, Eskilstuna and Torshälla. Flood Map, including avalanches, is GIS-based and can be studied in eskilstuna.se/eskilstunakartan/oversiktsplan2030. Click on “Miljö och risk – Ställningstaganden” (Environment and risk – Statements) and then - ”Skredrisk klass 1+4, översiktlig kartering – ÖP 2030” (Risk of landslide Class 1 +4, general mapping – masterplan 2030) - Översvämmad mark Mälaren vid nivå (meter över havet, RH2000 – ÖP2030 (Flooded land Mälaren at level (meters above sea level, RH2000 – master plan 2030) - ”Stor sannolikhet för översvämning, Eskilstunaån – ÖP 2030” (Greater likelihood of flooding, Eskilstuna – master plan 2030) - ”Viss sannolikhet för översvämning, Eskilstunaån – ÖP 2030” (Some probability of flooding, Eskilstuna – master plan 2030) By zooming in on the map, you can get a very detailed picture of the areas with flood risk. An image with these layers visible is attached. Start year 2006
Sector Early Warning Systems and Disaster management
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
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