Municipality of Granada
Spain

Population: 237818
Area of jurisdiction: 88.02 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 20% by 2020 (2007) 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: 4% by 2020 n/a
Energy efficiency target: % by 2020 (2007) n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
2013

Mitigation actions

Certification and implementation of saving measures and energy efficiency in buildings and facilities of the University of Granada
The University of Granada (UGR), in its evolution towards integration and communication stakeholders of the various policies carried out, has developed a "Methodology for Sustainability Applied to Building". One of the last European agreements stipulates that new public buildings should have almost zero energy consumption in 2018. UGR, as the engine of knowledge and innovation society of Granada, has set a minimum requirement for eligibility, qualified as mandatory requirements for all contests relating to those projects and tenders for work in new construction and rehabilitation. By fulfilling these minimum requirements, the University of Granada, want to achieve two objectives: • Minimum Energy Rating B (*), according to RD 47/2007 of 19th of January, approving the basic procedure for certifying the energy efficiency of new buildings. • Certificate level, according to the International Classification System LEED Green Building (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).  To achieve the objectives, the UGR is implementing energy efficiency measures such as improved insulation or enclosures. Other saving measures such as the campaign for the responsible use of the lifts or bicycle loan system. Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
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Public energy saving campaign
Encourage change to more efficient tire: Inform the public through various media about the IDAE aid for changing tires. Making a promotional campaign to inform of benefits and economic facilities to change to more efficient vehicles. Energy saving specific campaigns included within the Young Plan were also made. Encouraging eco-driving through awareness campaigns to citizens (lectures, brochures, ...). Design of a Guide to implementation of a plan for energy savings in schools, to encourage behavioral change towards a more responsible consumption. It is intended that 50% of citizens change their habits through awareness campaigns, distribution of recycling bags, brochures, lectures, savings tips newsletters and purchase of green power. General awareness for the acquisition of responsible habits in energy consumption to collaborate in the fight against climate change and adapting habits to periods of scarcity of resources. Start year  
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Smart control system of air conditioning in municipal buildings
Implementation of intelligent control system of air conditioning in 3 municipal buildings in 2011. Subsequently it will implement this system in 20% of the total area of municipal buildings, except schools. Unnecessary power consumption is eliminated in buildings. Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
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Production of renewable energy for use in public buildings and facilities .
Use of solar energy by installing photovoltaic solar panels on the roofs of buildings and municipal services. Reduce the consumption of conventional electricity and heating of new pool. Installation of cogeneration system in crematoria. Production of electricity from water at hydroelectric power station of the municipal water management. Electricity generation plant at waste dump in Viznar. With these facilities we will get reduce consumption of conventional electricity and fossil fuels and reduce CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. In addition, we use to exemplary power to citizens who observes how the city council take decisions to change to clean energy and reduce comsumption. Start year  
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Reductionof fossil fuels consumption in municipal fleet and urban public transport.
Renewal of the public buses fleet to allow them to use biofuel, to get 90% biofuel. Changing the fleet of city cleaning and maintenance to cleaner fuels like biodiesel, electricity, ... Changing diesel vehicles to electric by the company that manages the cemetery. Changing diesel vehicles and gasoline vehicles to LPG, biodiesel, hybrid and electric, which produce fewer emissions. Reducing the number and power of vehicles of the fleet of the city council. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Promotion of sustainable mobility
The main goal to 2020 is increasing the number of walking and cycling. Differents action will be develop to get this goal: - Study of mobility and developing a sustainable urban mobility plan. - Conducting an awareness campaign for the promotion of walking and cycling. - Adaptation of a network of corridors and bike lanes - Connections between neighborhoods - Streets adaptation to 10, 20 and 30 speed - Changing Traffic light cycles to reduce waiting times - Removing physical and architectural barriers in streets - Municipal Ordinance for pedestrians and bicycles - Improving public transport system Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Replacement of boilers with installation of biomass in schools and sports facilities.
Installation of biomass heating in 13 of the 35 schools dependent of the City, whose installation and maintenance is being assumed by it. New systems of production of thermal energy for air conditioning and pool enclosure water heating, using as main biomass fuel, have been installed in 3 municipal pools. thereby achieving a lower cost fuel use and reduced environmental pollution due to emission of greenhouse gases and other pollutants harmful to health. Currently they are put in place. Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Energy savings in public lighting
Improvement of the system of illumination of the city, optimizing the energy consumption depending on the demand with control, saving and efficiency and reducing the light pollution for the protection of the dark sky. Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Decreasing electrical consumption of the lighting improving the devices in municipal buildings and sport facilities.
Decreasing electrical consumption of the lighting improving the devices. It is a question of replacing the slightly efficient lights that still exist for more efficient systems (TL5 or TL8, balastros electronic and bulbs LED) in school centers, centers of social services and sports facilities. Start year  
Sector Other Emissions
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

Development of a Municipal Action Plan to prevent the risk of flooding in Granada
Municipal Action Plan to the risk of flooding in Granada, Plamigra, is held annually and will adapt to the risks of flooding due to climate change in the Guadalquivir basin in which the city is situated. It must incorporate detailed studies of the Darro, Genil, Monachil and Beiro rivers and a program of action in case disaster strikes. It will include as well as a program of preventive measures and risk management, impact and assurance of real estate and economic activities in Granada. It is produced by the Prevention Service, Fire Fighting and Rescue (SPEIS) of Granada Start year  
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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