Energy Leap

A growing partnership working to improve the energy efficiency in buildings.

Energy Leap is a part of the Climate Plan, CPH2025

The City of Copenhagen has set the goal of becoming the world’s first Carbon neutral capital by 2025. To make the transition to renewable energy as cheap as possible for society and Copenhageners, we need to save quite a lot of energy. The municipality itself owns only 5-6% of the building stock, so we need to work together with many players with different interests to reach the goals. That’s why we started Energy Leap. Read the Climate Plan here.

Copenhagen aims to cut its heat consumption by 20 percent by 2025. At the same time, Copenhagen will reduce electricity consumption by 20 percent in commercial and service companies and by 10 percent in households
The partnership currently consists of 29 partners from major building owners and administrators, to housing associations. Partners have committed to cutting energy consumption by 3 percent in the buildings that they have volunteered for Energy Leap during the first year.

Background 

In June 2016 22 major private property owners, landlords, property and asset management companies and organizations (both housing and business purposes) signed an agreement with the Technical and Environmental Mayor of the City of Copenhagen, Morten Kabell.

With this agreement they commit themselves to take part in the partnership Energy Leap in accordance with 7 principles - and to reduce heat consumption the first year with 3 % - and to set up new goals for saving energy for the years to come. A very important partner is also our local utility company, HOFOR.

The idea is to gather the property owners, representing the largest number of square meters and make them start a process, that will engage more property owners and businesses in energy savings.

Energy Leap has a common three step approach to energy efficient buildings. Firstly, focus on data and screening the energy consumption in the partners´ property portfolio, secondly focus on optimizing the operations of energy-consuming systems in buildings and thirdly energy retrofitting based on insights from the data. The partners share data on their energy consumption in a benchmark. In the first year the partners saved 2,6% of the total energy consumption in the shared building portfolio.