Arhus is Denmark’s 2nd largest city and the financial centre of the Central Denmark Region. The city has a catchment area of 1.2 million people within a one-hour travel range and is well connected to Copenhagen and Hamburg.
In close collaboration with the business community and the city’s many knowledge institutions, the City of Aarhus will reduce its CO2 emissions and create intelligent solutions and green growth. Innovative demonstration projects ensure export sales of home-grown climate solutions abroad, attract international investment and fulfil the target of being CO2-neutral by 2030.
One of the biggest biomass-fuelled Combined Heat and Power (CHP) stations in the world is in Aarhus. The Studstrup plant began to burn wood pellets instead of coal on 10 October, bringing green heating and electricity to city residents and businesses whilst reducing CO2 emissions by 1 tonne per resident.
Supported by the City Council, Aarhus-based DHI has signed a contract with the authorities in Harbin to supply an advanced metering station able to monitor drinking water quality around the clock for the 6 million residents.
Energy-renovation, low temperature district heating, solar energy and integration of wind energy will all be used to demonstrate how existing homes can be active contributors to meeting 100% of our energy needs from sustainable sources. The project is being financed by the EU’s Smart City initiative and project partners.
The final phase of replacing old district heating meters with new intelligent meters that can be read remotely was started on November 12 in a basement in Valdemarsgade. When completed, Aarhus will have the largest number of remote meters in use in the world, able to check for leaks and monitor heating provision. The project will have major impact on the growth and development of the Aarhus area.
Aarhus Water has joined forces with DHI and DONG Energy to develop a new sensor able to produce substantial energy savings. The sensor is used to optimise the aeration process necessary to purify waste water from sewage plants
Smart Aarhus aims to be an internationally leading, scandinavian model for urban development based on partnerships. The digital technology is both a challenge and an opportunity to develop the city of the future. Smart Aarhus is a new mindset developed in order to create sustainable urban innovation and growth. It is a model based on […]
When the City of Aarhus took over the 200,000 m2 harbour area by Aarhus Harbour in 2007 this marked the kick off for the construction of the Aarhus Docklands in a former container terminal area, where world class architectural residential buildings and business facilities are now being constructed. Currently, there are plans for development of […]
The water supply company ‘Aarhus Vand’ is currently conducting an extensive wastewater project, which will improve the water environment in Aarhus significantly. The water is to have a high hygienic quality – preferably bathing water quality – and it must be suitable for recreational activities. The project is also aimed at preventing flooding and overspill […]
In April 2012, construction began on tomorrow’s waterworks in Aarhus. It is a new innovative research and pilot project in Truelsbjerg, Aarhus. The project for the new Truelsbjerg Waterworks has been developed as a turnkey contract based on the utility company Aarhus Vand’s ambitious vision for future waterworks. Aarhus Vand has allocated 7 million Euros to supporting […]
At times of cloudbursts and large amounts of rainwater, municipalities are responsible for ensuring the disposal of wastewater and rainwater. The City of Aarhus has the detailed knowledge of roads, sewers, water courses and soil conditions that is necessary in order to find sustainable solutions. The basin forms part of an overall basin network with […]
The last year has seen close contact between Nanjing and the City of Aarhus with a view to reaching a collaboration agreement. On 2 October, the efforts were rewarded when Mayor Jacob Bundsgaard and Governor Xing Zhengjun from the Qixia District in Nanjing signed a new collaboration agreement at Aarhus City Hall.
All citizens of Aarhus should have access to naturally clean groundwater, also in the future. Protecting the groundwater against pesticides requires hard work as well as close dialogue with – and supervision of – the agricultural sector. It is essential that the citizens have drinking water that is both tasty and of high quality. The drinking […]
Denmark was first mover in the field of wind energy – every third wind turbine in the world is Danish manufactured. The Danish based manufacturers and suppliers have gained extensive knowledge and experience in wind turbines. No other place in the world sees the same concentration of manufacturers, suppliers and service providers as the Central […]
The City of Aarhus has completed a project concerning energy renovation of a municipal administration building corresponding to the Danish building regulations’ low energy class 1. From a climate perspective, it is a far-reaching construction and the building will only be using a very low amount of energy. An extra floor has been added to […]
The City Council of Aarhus has adopted a set of holistic, political goals concerning the climate and the environment of the city. This means that all plans and policies in the City of Aarhus must consider their potential environmental impact. The central strategy within the framework of this holistic approach is the ambitious and tangible […]
Aarhus School of Engineering, Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering and INCUBA will open it’s newest section, Navitas, on the docklands of Aarhus – completion is expected in spring 2014. Navitas will be an open and vivid house with more than 2,000 students, staff teachers and reseachers and about 400-600 company employees associated with INCUBA […]
With the help of Danfoss drives, the Aarhus wastewater treatment plant in Denmark not only ensures clean water – it also produces more electricity and heating than it consumes. Water and wastewater facilities account for the largest consumption of electricity in most municipalities, typically 25-40% of the total energy use. In the Danish city of […]
It is estimated that 9 billion people will inhabit the planet by 2050 – 70% of these will live in cities. The increasing urbanisation will be a challenge to cities all over the world and the demand for new innovative solutions within urban mobility is growing. This white paper provides insight into the solutions that Denmark has to offer within urban sustainable transportation.