City of Namur
Belgium

Population: 110096
Area of jurisdiction: 175.69 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 20% by 2020 (1990) 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

Improving energy efficienty at property management agency gomes
After completing about thirty audits (heating systems and insulation), the property management agency has begun important work on improving energy efficiency at the homes, replacing the heating systems and window frames and insulating walls and roofs. Works have been planned for the next five years. Start year 2009
Sector  
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Developing combined heat and power at Public Welfare Services
"This project involves connecting heat and power systems (gas) with solar thermal collectors in the Public Welfare Service administrative building to improve heat production, and integrating it into the heating and hot water systems at the new energy-efficient residence under construction. Furthermore, an extension of the installation to include the existing rest home currently undergoing renovation is under consideration. " Start year 2011
Sector Residential
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Creation of park-and-ride
The creation of park-and-ride car parks on the main routes in to the centre of Namur with frequent, regular shuttle buses. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Developing a soft mobility network
Defining a network intended for daily travel between structured activity centres using small public paths. Start year 2012
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Emissions Inventory GES/CO² + PAED
The city's departments are currently studying and preparing a service contract to carry out an emissions inventory and help draft an action plan promoting sustainable energy. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Cyclable Community Plan
This plan groups together actions in terms of cycling infrastructure (including the urban RAVeL at Namur's train station, to that of Jambes, a cycle-pedestrian path linking Jambes to Namur, SULs (Sens Unique Limités, Limited single direction), 30 zone etc.), bicycle parking, bicycle promotion (including power assisted bicycle incentives) and development/ anchoring of the cycling policy (including the first free bicycles in Wallonia). Start year 2010
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Offering sustainable housing - creating ecodistricts
Namur's property management agency, through its main mission to promote an active property policy, is proposing to develop its land (sites for redevelopment, (SAR, Sites à Réaménager) and collective community development zones (ZACCs, Zone d’Aménagement Communal Concerté)) in order to develop "sustainable" districts. Its primary ambition is to be an example for Namur, and for Wallonia. Examples: a project involving 40 homes on the site of former abattoirs and the "Plateau de Belle Vue" ecodistrict project, with 350 homes. Start year 2006
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Group purchasing organisations
"Being attentive to the well-being of its citizens and the sustainable management of the environment, the City of Namur has launched three group purchasing organisations for energy, in collaboration with Wikipower, in order to offer citizens an effective solution to reduce their energy consumption and bills: • A purchasing group for green electricity, gas and pellets; • A purchasing group for solar thermal collectors; • A purchasing group for insulation materials and work. The aim of a group purchasing organisation is to bring together a large number of households in order to negotiate reductions on prices usually charged by suppliers/installers and who wish to take action. The more households that register, the better the conditions!" Start year  
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Namur, Capital of reinvestment
The City of Namur continues to take action in response to the status of Capital of reinvestment: conferences, visits, school events, exhibitions, training, eco-consumption Sundays, recycling workshops and Repair Café are all on the program. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Centralized management (heating and electricity)
Improved management to avoid waste: Centralized management of electric heating and power. This equipment is the logical consequence of energy accounting. Start year 2006
Sector  
Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
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The conversion of single to highly efficient double glazing
Taking action against global warming by improving the efficiency of community buildings and integrating energy-related clauses in the specifications. The fitting of insulated double glazing in 15 schools, 4 community centres and 5 other buildings. Start year 2006
Sector Buildings
Type Regulatory
Status Completed
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The renewal of heating installations in 23 buildings
Taking action against global warming by improving the efficiency of community buildings and integrating energy-related clauses in the specifications. The renewal of heating installations in 23 buildings following an analysis of the energy accounting undertaken. Start year 2006
Sector Facilities
Type Regulatory
Status  
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Solar panels on community buildings
Taking action against global warming by improving the efficiency of community buildings and integrating energy-related clauses in the specifications. The fitting of 1,000M² of photovoltaïc panels and 150M² of solar thermal collectors. Start year 2006
Sector  
Type Regulatory
Status Completed
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Energy Commission
The creation of an energy commission within the administration (+/- 10 members) enables us to link all actions taken with the aim of coordinating project studies and follow-up actions decided on within the scope of the 20-20-20 objective. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
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PST - Programme Stratégique Transversal (Multi-faceted strategic programme)
Within the framework of diagnostic, objective-setting, project-implementation and project evaluation processes, the PST makes it possible to develop in-depth reflection, forge partnerships on a local level and launch dynamic initiatives. It offers an approach aimed at supporting communities to progress in the direction of modern governance by developing a culture of planning and evaluation, and by equipping themselves with an overall vision. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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PDE – Plan de Déplacements d’Entreprise (Enterprise mobility plan)
"An enterprise mobility plan (PDE) is the study, implementation and follow-up of measures taken to encourage staff to use alternative means of transport to the car, particularly when it comes to travelling between home and work and for professional purposes. The aim is to make work-related travel simpler by promoting means of transport such as the bus, train, bicycle, walking and car-sharing, while taking account agent's constraints and the needs of the business. " Start year 2006
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Improving insulation in community buildings
Taking action against global warming by improving the efficiency of community buildings and integrating energy-related clauses in the specifications. Renewing roofs with insulation for 7 community schools, 3 sports centres and 6 other buildings. Start year 2006
Sector  
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

Spatial planning project (structural outline)
Since 2007, the City of Namur has been setting up a coherent and prospective spatial planning project. This multi-faceted project impacts numerous domains including urban planning, mobility, housing, energy, tourism and heritage. Energy constraints, the climate challenge and financial crises are compelling us to reinvent a city which will offer its inhabitants more satisfaction while consuming fewer resources. This spatial planning project is materialising within a strategic and regulatory framework. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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