Verduurzamingsmaatregelen bestaande scholen, Netherlands

The publication 'Verduurzamingsmaatregelen voor bestaande scholen' contains a list of potential measures to increase the sustainability of school buildings. It includes measures on for example behavior, O&M, insulation, heating and cooling, lighting, etc.

Sustainability in integrated development, Netherlands

The municipality of Zuidhorn applies an integrated development model for the redevelopment of the

Duurzaamheidsmeter Wijken (DZM Wijken), Belgium

The Duurzaamheidsmeter Wijken (DZM Wijken, Sustainability Meter for Neighborhoods) is a tool created by the Flemish government to support the planning, design, and implementation of a new sustainable (residential) neighborhood, and measure its sustainability. The tool can be used by the local government or a project developed.

Verlichtingsvisie Amsterdam (Plan), Netherlands

The municipality of Amsterdam has started to develop a 'public lighting vision' to combat light pollution and unnecessary light, and at the same time save energy. The 'plan of action' for this light vision provides many useful ideas for a light vision for Amsterdam and beyond. The main aspect is to characterize specific 'lighting typologies', where guiding principles are set for different types of environments (e.g.

Integrating ‘sustainability’ in all departments, Netherlands

Implemented by: Municipality of The Hague / Den Haag

Handleiding / Tool Ondersteuning burgemeestersconvenant: inventory, Belgium

VITO and the Flemish Ministry of Environment, Nature, and Energy (LNE) have developed a tool that support municipalities in establishing their 'baseline emission inventory' (BEI) or 'monitoring emission inventory' (MEI), as defined for the Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP), by the Covenant of Mayors.

Energiebenchmark gemeentelijk vastgoed, Netherlands

The 'energiebenchmark gemeentelijk vastgoed' (energy benchmark for municipal real estate) aims to provide insights in the energy use of municipality-owned buildings, in order to facilitate the strategic steering of policy on the basis of sustainability criteria. The benchmark allows to test and account for the sustainability policy of the municipality. By being able to compare energy use of municipal buildings (e.g. offices, sports centers, and swimming pools) to that in other municipalities, they are better able to improve the sustainability.

EPCheck (version 4.02), Netherlands

The EPCheck software helps in a simple way to check whether an EPC calculation doesn't contain major errors. The EPC (energieprestatiecoëfficiënt) is an index that determines the energetic efficiency of buildings. The EPCheck programme can help with checking calculations of housing as well as utility buildings, following norm NEN 7120:2011 for the energy performance of buildings.