ODDER MUNICIPALITY, DENMARK
Odder is located in the middle of the countryside of East Jutland with woods, hills, fields and one of the best beaches in Denmark.
Some Key Figures
Local Green City Building Strategy
The local strategy development from Odder Municipality has been to develop Swan Label criteria for municipal institutions and build a new municipal institution according to these measures. Also, Odder Municipality has a strategy towards private building sector. It is the aim to establish an area with new energy efficient single-family houses. Focus is on achieving better building economy for better quality buildings in relation to energy and environmental efficiency.
Urban Case Study Area
Energy and Environmental Screening
Green City Building Project Results
ALTERNATIVE STRATEGY DRAFTS
Alternative strategy drafts were focusing on two different systems – one a Green Points system based on further developed previous versions in Denmark – and one a further developed version of the “Swan Labeling” systems in Denmark, which until now has only been used for single-family houses. Local workshop was carried out with presentation and discussion of the two mentioned strategy systems – and general energy efficiency promotion – for a group of selected key persons from most parts of building sector.
Developed strategy for institutions define adapted Swan Label criteria to be appropriate for a tendering process. And developed strategy for new urban area with single-family houses define economic feasible main principles for low-energy standard combined with possible combination to “intelligent district heating solution”.
Design Work and Testing
Design work and testing of developed strategies showed good possibilities for energy optimization and relatively short pay-back time for the extra costs to achieve ecobuilding quality. For the kindergarten some 5% extra costs will be paid back over 6-9 years because of 3-5% lower running costs. Project tendering – probably in 2009 – will be on the new low energy criteria as alternative to a tendering project based on the traditional way of building. Then it will be City Council to decide on possible choosing low energy quality depending on offered price, maintenance costs etc. as usual.
And for the new urban area with single-family houses some similar economic benefits can be expected by using intelligent district heating solution in cooperation with energy supplier offering units with heat recovery ventilation and solar heating for domestic hot water included. It will now due to new regulation from July 2007 be possible for City Council to decide a low energy class 2 or 1 (25% or 50% lower energy consumption than new building energy regulation) to be obligatory for the builders in a specific area.