City of Besançon
France

Population: 116353
Area of jurisdiction: 65.05 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 40% by 2030 (2008) 40% by 2030 (1990)
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: 23% by 2020 23% by 2020
Energy efficiency target: 20% by 2020 (2008) n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2011 ):  41,158 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2008

Mitigation actions

Creation of an exemplary accommodation(housing)
The City of Besancon and the Municipal Center of Social action ( CCAS) set up an animation of an accommodation(housing) witness(baton) to Besançon aimed at(bound for) the population of the city and the peripheral municipalities of Besançon, to reduce the loads(responsibilities) of the households(houseworks), reduce their impact on the environment and answer the objectives 3 X 20. This action(share) has 5 objectives: - set up a raising awareness(sensitization) to the eco-public-spirited behavior (energy, water, waste) - Propose animations with the inhabitants - Contribute to the fight(wrestling) against the energy precariousness - Mobilize the concerned partners - Set up a follow-up to estimate the action(share) Start year 2012
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Implementation of the device(plan) of the " active Families for the climate "
The sector of the residential on the territory of Grand Besançon represents 27 % of energy consumptions and 11 % of greenhouse gas emissions. The objectives of actions(shares) are: - to get acquainted / train at least 200 families (among which 10 to 15 families with energy precariousness) on problems energy / waste / qualities of the air / travel / water, so that they become afterward référentes families for others. - Accompany these dernnières in the reduction of at least 10 % of their energy expenditure. So since 2009, 157 families are at present registered in the project. It allows every economy about 130 000kWh and the reduction of 21,54 T of rejection(discharge) of GES Start year 2009
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Creation of the House of the mobility
The various places of sale, information on the various collective transport networks are scattered. The City of besançon in partnership with the conurbation of Grand Besançon wishes to create an identified and unique(only) innovative space of multimodal information, sale and promotion(class) of the alternative(alternate) modes in the car. The missions of this collaborative structure will be to inform the users about the ways of transportation the most adapted to needs, about the routes and the appropriate schedules, to assure(insure) the sale of tickets and to propose related services(departments). A space bikes ( small repair) could be asociée at the house of the mobilities. To note that from August 30th, 2014; the City of Besancàn ser aéquipé of a 14,5 km streetcar route which will harm(serve) Which(Who) will harm(serve) 31 stations(resorts). Start year 2014
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
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Program of fight(wrestling) against the precariousness and the energy vulnerability
To fight directly on precarious situations or energy vulnerability, the City of Besançon organizes visits with the households(houseworks) identified by the partners (Social Antennas of the CCAS, the associations, Housing Service of the City of Besançon). They are realized by an agent of the City. Further to these visits in the places of residence of the households(houseworks), actions(shares) are organized according to the diagnoses (put back(handed) by a kit to energy saving, intervention to remedy the small dysfunctions, followed by the household(housework)). The objective is to accompany hundred households(houseworks) a year in energy precarious situation. This device(plan) addresses essentially the tenants. Since September, 2014, it is meadows of 50 households(houseworks) that were identified by labor and management. Diagnoses were led and advice(council) was given to the inhabitants. The estimated(esteemed) energy earnings(gains) are more than 23 000kWh / year. Start year 2012
Sector Residential
Type Education/Awareness Raising
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Develop the part of renewable energy and incite to the control(master's degree) of the energy in the district heating
The City of Besançon possesses a network of district heating created in 1968 and which desssert a district of meadows of 8 400 housing and meadows of 53 establishments (school, commercial) Until 2014, this network was fed by the heat produced by an incineration plant (40 %), a boiler room wood (22 %) and generators with fossil energy. From the end of the year, in parallel of an extension of the network, the second boiler room natural wooden / gas will be installed(settled). So on the territory harmed(served) by this network the energy supply will be more than 80 % in renewable energy. Furthermore to incite the users to reduce their energy consumption, the City set up on sale contracts an option " control(master's degree) of the energy ": in case of economy superior to 4 % the subscriber benefits from a reduction of invoice and in case of overconsumption the subscriber is penalized. Start year 2009
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Allocation(Attribution) of subsidies in the residential for the development of the thermal solar energy
Since 2006, the City of Besançon grants to bisontins a financial support from 300 to 400 € to the people equipping itself with thermal solar panels for the production of heating or with hot water. In 2014, thanks to this help, 481 housing was able to be equipped with solar cells, what represents a surface installed(settled) by 1 160 m ². So every year, it is 441 MWh of energy fossil (natural gas) which are saved Start year 2006
Sector Residential
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status Completed
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Renovation of the water-treatment plant
The city of Besançon possessed since 40 a water-treatment plant which it is necessary today to renovate. This renovation is made in 3 points: - The renovation of the unity(unit) of methanation and the cogeneration. The study which is in progress will have to propose a use of the produced biogas, as for example, the injection in the public network or of the cognération - The improvement of the premises(places) of exploitaion with for main objective to reduce energy consumptions. A study for the setting-up(presence) of photovoltaic solar panels is planned; - The renewal of industrial plants with also the concern(marigold) that he(it) is successful at the energy level. The operation committed(hired) in 2013 will end in 2018. Start year 2013
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Looking for Funding
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Optimization of the street lighting and the road marking
On the territory of the Big besanon, the street lighting represents 17 000 bright points. In 2010, the consumption of electricity of the street lighting was 9 200 MWh, what represented for the City a spending(expense) of more 700 000 €. In the objective to reduce the energy consumption and the spending(expenses), the City is began(affected) an ambitious program of modernization of its street lighting. So in 2010, the City signed a million euro loan which the annuities are paid off by the generated energy savings. So in 2013, more 3500 point of light were equipped with energy-saving lamps of energy, regulators of power were set up. So to the end of 2013, the energy consumptions of the street lighting decreased in 1 000 Mwh. This program continues in 2014 Start year 2010
Sector Street Lighting and Traffic Signals
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Purchase of green electricity from renewable sources(springs)
Besides the politics(policy) led in favour of the Control(Master's degree) for the Demand(Request) of Electricity, the City of Besançon decided to buy green auprés certificates of the supplier of electricity STX So since 2013, 23 % of the final consumption of electricity of the municipal buildings(ships) and the street lighting are of renewable origin. Start year 2013
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Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status In progress
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Development of the thermal solar energy on the heritage(holdings) of the City
In its approach(initiative) of development of the renewable energies on its heritage(holdings), the City of Besançon chose to develop the thermal solar energy for the municipal buildings(ships). Since 2010, the potential is studied resting on the measures of domestic hot water on several sites. So in 2014, the city account 10 installations of thermal solar cells: 3 day-nurseries(cribs), 3 cloakrooms(changing rooms), 1 swimming pool, 1 accommodation(housing) and 2 industrial and administrative building. All in all it is about 350 m ² of panels(signs) which were installed(settled). Average rate of cover(blanket) of the needs for hot water by renewable energy is 30 % . Start year 2008
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
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Development of the photovoltaic solar energy on the buildings(ships) of the City
The site of Grand Besançon has a level of high period of sunshine, about 1 300 kWh / m ².an. In its approach(initiative) of development of the renewable energies on its heritage(holdings), the City of Besançon then chose to develop the potovoltaïque solar energy on its municipal buildings(ships). The first panels(signs) were installed(settled) in 2004 (345 m ² installed for a power of 43 kW). Since 2010, the photovoltaic potential was studied. Todays 5 additional installations were organized(been organized): 4 on school complexes and 1 on a day-nursery(crib), so allowing the City to have its first building(ship) in énergié be positive(insist on the positive aspects). All in all it is 1 237 m ² of surface of panels(signs) which were installed(settled), what represents a power of 164 kWc.This program started in 2005 continues in 2014 Start year 2010
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Development of wood-energy on the heritage(holdings) of the City
The city of possessed Besançon a park of boiler rooms foncionnant mainly in the gas, which she(it) maintains in state control. When a renewal of boiler is necessary the City study systematically the opportunity to use a renewable energy. So since 2007, 6 boilers wood were installed(settled), 5 in schools, one for the municipal swimming pool. In 2014 these installations allowed the City to reach(affect) a renewable rate of energy upper to 20 % with regard to(compared with) the consumption of enrgie finale of the heritage(holdings) of the City. The wood allowing to feed these boiler rooms arises from a local production. Start year 2007
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

Conservation of the biodiversity and the protection of the circles
The City of Besançon is endowed with an important green heritage(holdings) and with a quality which undergoes infringements(achievements) for the main part because of construction. The major risk concerns the loss of the biodiversity. The choice of the arrangement(development) is made with an objective favor ecological continuities. In 2010, Besancon was rewarded in the competition(help) " French capital of the biodiversity ". Some examples of actions carried out: 100 % of the agricultural and natural surfaces are in differentiated ecological management, abandonment(relinquishment) of chemical (pesticides) on 100 % of the surfaces of green spaces, alternative(alternate) weeding, raising awareness(sensitization) of the municipalities and the farmers to reduce even to delete(eliminate) their consumption of pesticides, organized by follow-up annual naturalistic, Establishment of a diagnosis to identify and rank(organize into a hierarchy) the stakes in biodiversity and in natural spaces Start year  
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
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