Transfer of environmentally sound technology, cooperation and capacity building
Back in the early nineties, Stadtwerke Hannover set the ball rolling for energy efficient new construction with its Low Energy House demonstration program. Since 1999 Hanover City Council has provided an advice service on the Low Energy House standard for property developers on municipally owned land. Strengthening the role of workers and their trade unions Networked services ‘Cities For Tomorrow’ international network. Hanover Municipality takes active part in the permanent exchange of environmentally-sound technologies. There is explicit interest in technologies related to reduction of СО2 emissions, curtailing of energy consumption and even full liquidation of waste production. In this connection the municipality participates in regional, national and international networks for innovative services and technology transfer. Moreover, the local authorities aim at enhancing the role of trade unions and workers in the sustainable development of the region and in particular in the construction of low-energy buildings and renovation of the existing buildings in compliance with the new energy standards. Regular local forums and exhibitions (as Energie-Spartage) in the context of efficient buildings construction and renovation contribute to these efforts.
Local Agenda 21 – Status Report (Hannover_Agenda_21_Activities_Report.pdf)