Schultz Environment Blog

Environment in a broad sense,transports and energy issues. From my local point of view with a global touch!

Friday, October 02, 2009

Yes, we can!

The city of Karlstad has granted around one million Euro over a period of three years to make energy efficiency measures in the buildings owned by the municipality. During the last two years the preparing of the work has been conducted and now it is time to realize the plans. The CO2 emissions are estimated to be lowered by 2 900 tons per year and the energy bill will also be cheaper. During the next 20 months almost 400 000 square meters of buildings will be rebuilt. It’s nice to live in a city which makes such energy efficient measures in public buildings. The investment is totally profitable as the savings is far better then the costs for the project. The entrepreneur also has given a saving guarantee which of course was nice to have in the back when doing the investment. Why not talk to your municipality to take inspiration from Karlstad in Sweden?