It started in 2015 with 100 pilot buildings. By the end of 2017, Copenhagen Municipality will have energy surveillance installed in 550 municipal buildings with the purpose of monitoring and optimising energy consumption. The aim is to reduce the energy and water consumption in public buildings by 25% by 2025.
The initiative earned an award at the prestigious C40 Cities Awards in Chicago, US. Copenhagen won in the Cities4Energy category, along with the host city, and ahead of Austin, Knoxville, Vancouver and Qingdao.
The C40 Awards began in 2013, and Copenhagen has won twice before; in 2013 for its plan to be CO2 neutral by 2025, and last year for its cloudburst management plan.