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Danish participation in IEA Annex 63 - Local mplementation of energy strategies

Project period
1. January 2014 - 1. August 2017
Partners
Cenergia Energy Consultants DTU Civil Engineering

Description

The objective of Annex 63 is to develop strategies and guidelines for concrete implementation of targets for
increased energy efficiency in communities.
The work in this project is thus unique in two key areas:
- It elevates focus from individual buildings to cities, districts and municipalities. There is much knowledge
about energy efficiency at the building level, while knowledge and strategies for interventions that include a
large scale with a plurality of buildings and uses are lacking.
- It focuses on the complex implementation strategies. Although there are a number of technological
solutions available, these are scarcely applied, and research shows that it takes a special effort to drive
the implementation processes.
This project looks at energy efficient technologies and methods in a specific local context and creates
knowledge about possible strategies, tools and skills for implementation into practice.
It is vital for implementation to involve local stakeholders (government, citizens, institutions and utilities),
and the project focuses on citizen participation and collaboration between stakeholders.
The idea behind the Danish participation is to be based on the case studies of Danish municipalities with
experience in implementation processes ( Subtask C ) and thereby generate input for both Methodology (
Subtask A) and the Planning Process ( Subtask B). The applicants, Cenergia, DIST, and DTU, therefore
involve interested local authorities and other stakeholders in taking active part in the knowledge production
and dissemination, re. letters of intent. The interdisciplinary case studies include analysis of infrastructure
at community level, planning practices, and institutional capabilities. Through the analysis the participating
municipalities will get feedback to strengthen their implementation processes. The applicants' assessment
is that the Danish experiences with dialogue -oriented approaches constitute an important input from
Denmark to the IEA project.
Since it is an IEA project emphasis is on knowledge sharing and dissemination, both internationally and
nationally. Nationally the objective is to ensure, that the knowledge and results of the IEA project is
disseminated to Danish municipalities / stakeholders. Another result of the work on the case studies is the
creation of a socio-technical evaluation tool to strengthen local reflection about implementation options .
The national context
We consider it important to participate in the IEA project based on work from our national context, so that
the work creates value both for the IEA project and for Denmark. The work is based on a desire for greater
understanding of the urban ' hub ', and an increased knowledge and new tools for widespread
implementation will strengthen Danish companies and municipalities in achievining green development and
growth.