In May, the municipality property manager, Olle Wiking and Camilla Andersson, the principal of the Smedsbergsskolan, signed the municipality’s first green lease contract.
It is a major step towards more conscious environmental work for both the school and the municipality. The agreement means, that both parties will work to reduce energy and material use. It also states that both parties promise to choose environment friendly materials when refurbished or repaired the facility.
A green lease contract gives the property owners the opportunity to contribute to a better environment. The municipality going to do an energy audit of the school, that will help them to priorities which energy measures will be best suited to implement.
The school will focus on education on sustainability this will help teachers, students and parents to make greener choices and save energy. One project is to develop their recycling stations. In May 2020 the school will organize an environmental day to celebrate their accomplishments.
Vansbro municipality is proud taking this step and looking forward to signing more contracts in the future.
Target: Municipality’s, landlords, tenants, schools
Planed outcome: Lower energy use and sustainability.
Text author: Benny Magnusson
EFFECT4buildings is implemented with the support from the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Program 2014-2020 (European Regional Development Fund) and Norwegian national funding. The aim of the project is to improve the capacity of public building managers in the Baltic Sea Region by providing a comprehensive decision-making support toolbox with a set of financial instruments to unlock the investments and lower the risks of implementing energy efficiency measures in buildings owned by public stakeholders. For more information: https://www.effect4buildings.se