This thesis examines the coordination between different political and administrative levels, in order to improve the process of implementing energy efficiency measures within the buildings owned by the Danish municipality of Stevns. The theoretical and methodical foundation of this thesis builds upon a mixture of core elements of Strategic Energy Planning, Backcasting and Multi-level Governance. Where Strategic Energy Planning and Multi-level Governance define the theoretical framework of the study, Backcasting outlines the overall analytical structure in four separate analyses: (1) a discussion of the transitional goal, based on a set criteria. (2) A mapping of the current energy efficiency initiatives in the municipality of Stevns and (3) the policy measures and political agreements governing energy efficiency as a whole. (4) An assessment of the main transition conditions, including the establishment of a transition goal, in the form of an energy savings potential. The thesis concludes in the characterization of an energy plan for the municipality of Stevns, which details a long-term energy strategy, describing the steps needed in fulfilling the set potential. Furthermore, we argue that an improvement of the existing data collection and knowledge sharing tools are necessary, in supporting the overall creation, identification, and sharing of best practice knowledge between the political and administrative levels.
|Educations||TekSam - Technological and Socio-Economic Planning, (Bachelor/Graduate Programme) Graduate|
|Publication date||29 Jun 2015|