ProjectZero is the vision for creating a ZEROcarbon future for the city Sonderborg in southern Denmark by 2029 based on sustainable growth and with many new green jobs as a result.
The ProjectZero concept is based on energy efficiency combined with renewable energy from the County´s own green sources – all documented in the ProjectZero masterplan.
The aim is to develop a world class showcase for energy savings, best practice mindset, participation, technology and business.
All County stakeholders are involved in the implementation, taking responsibility and actions.
Our activities include:
Sonderborg municipality’s total CO2 emissions have been reduced by a further 2.7 percentage points in 2018, and overall CO2 emissions have fallen by 38.3 per cent since 2007. Meanwhile, energy consumption in 2018 increased by 1.7 percentage points.
New collaboration between the retail company Dansk Supermarked and the district heating company Sønderborg Fjernvarme secures efficient utilisation of surplus heat from supermarkets’ refrigeration equipment. The heat export corresponds to heat consumption from 50 households and helps to lower CO2-emissions.
Increased rainfall and frequent rain has become a part of everyday life and concepts like ‘monster rain‘ has become part of our consciousness. Many have been alarmed by summers of flooded sewers, roads and basements. The climate is changing and we must adapt. Sønderborg Municipality has repeatedly experienced flooding where high schools, traffic and other […]
The organization has recently completed its evaluation of Sonderborg´s new Climate Roadmap2020 and the Plan was approved, advancing the project to “participant” status in the Climate Positive program, where it will serve as model among global C40 cities for its climate efforts.
Late 2010 ProjectZero launched its ZEROhome (ZERObolig) program focused on engaging house-owners in energy retrofitting the areas app. 16,800 private owned houses. The program is focused on the EU energy label and qualified ways to improve the individual houses current energy standards. The ZEROhome program will as part of the project document, how it will […]
Early 2009 Sonderborg became the first city in Denmark to build a house that produces more energy than its family consumes in their everyday life. The house has a positive annual energy costs and sells the excess power to the national grid at the market price – the same price the consumers pay when they […]
During 2008 and 2009 more than 75 leading Danish energy specialists analyzed the areas’ opportunities and challenges and created the ProjectZero 2029 masterplan, concluding that Sonderborg can achieve ZEROcarbon by 2029. Key issues: Massive focus on smart use of energy. Lowering consumption by energy efficiency improvement is estimated to reduce energy consumption by 40% compared […]