Aalborg’s new urban open space

Aalborg Municipality is currently establishing a new urban open space around the old Østerå stream. The intention is to provide a gathering point for social interaction, exercise and fun and to enable the city to interact with nature to enhance biodiversity for the benefit of all. Reopening old canals will enhance climate adaptation for purposes of supporting the Aalborg of the future.

Surplus heat in Hedensted

Boilers out and district heating in. That is what they are saying in the town of Hornsyld in the Municipality of Hedensted, where municipal buildings and private homes are replacing gas- and oil-fired boilers with surplus heat from local companies. The project, which is being driven by Hornsyld-Bråskov local council, is an integral element in achieving the municipality’s 2030 target for CO2 reduction.

Bus depot for electric buses in Esbjerg

Esbjerg’s new bus depot houses the municipality’s 29 electric buses. The project contributes to the municipality’s goal of being CO2-neutral by 2030, but will also help ensure more peaceful and healthier city living for local residents, as the electric buses the depot houses are quieter than their diesel counterparts and do not emit diesel fumes. Moreover, the switch to electric buses means a financial saving, as operating costs are lower than for the old diesel-powered buses. Overall, the setup should ensure climate-friendly and quieter public transport for the town’s citizens, with a reduction in CO2 emissions of 2,700 tonnes, or 70 pct., relative to the diesel buses.

Energy efficiency in Svendborg

Green loans of DKK 9 million help reduce energy consumption in Svendborg, where street lights are renovated, and luminaires replaced with LED. By year-end 2020, 1.4 per cent of the total disbursed green loan volume was in the energy efficiency category.

Clean public transportation in Aarhus

Light rail facilitates a shift towards cleaner public transportation, and we have provided green loans of DKK 1.1 billion in total for Denmark’s first light rail in the country’s second-largest city Aarhus. By year-end 2020, 7.4 per cent of the total disbursed green loan volume was in this category.

Water management in Assens

A DKK 20 million green loan for construction of a new waterworks and afforestation in Assens is one example of the eligible projects in the water management category. By year-end 2020, 31.2 per cent of the total disbursed green loan volume was in this category

District heating in Copenhagen

In 2020, around DKK 3.6 billion in green loans were disbursed for the conversion of a CHP station from fossil fuels to biomass in Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen. By year-end 2020, 60 per cent of the total disbursed green loan volume was in the district heating category.

Energy renovations in Hvidovre

Energy renovations are to ensure an improvement of the municipality of Hvidovre’s many buildings, so that the municipality does not spend more energy than necessary on, among other things, public schools, the town hall, sports halls and other institutions.