Energy Management

Customer: Egedal Municipality
Period: 2017
Services: Mapping current work with energy management and assistance for the development and implementation of energy management in accordance with ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard.

Egedal municipality aims to reduce total energy costs by 17% by 2020. Energy savings must be realized by renovating building envelopes and technical installations in the buildings as well as implementing systematic energy monitoring and energy management.

DEM-ESB is mapping current work on energy management in Egedal municipality. The mapping includes interviews and questionnaire survey among selected key persons in the organization. Based on the survey, DEM-ESB formulates an energy management profile for the municipality, which summarizes current state and readiness for energy management in Egedal Municipality.

In addition DEM-ESB prepares a process plan of proposed activities for the successful implementation of an energy management system in the municipality, which must structure efforts to ensure efficient use of energy, reduction of energy waste and an overview of energy consumption in the municipality’s property portfolio. DEM-ESB also identifies simple and operational tools that can support the development, implementation and operation of an energy management system in the municipality, based on the phases of the ISO 50001 Standard Plan-Do-Check Act.

Customer: Danish Defence Command
Period: 2015-2017
Area: Approx 40.000 m2
Type of buildings: Hangars, workshop/garage buildings, infirmary, cafeteria etc.

In 2012 the Defense Command Denmark committed to reduce the energy consumption in their heated buildings by 20 % before the end of 2020. In order to achieve this goal, the organization initiated a work plan for the coming years consisting of energy screenings and energy retrofitting with the aim to become more energy efficient in terms of operation and maintenance of buildings.

The Danish Ministry of Defense employs 19.000 people and operate 2.300 buildings in 70 locations around Denmark, covering an area of more than 1,3 million m2.
The Ministry of Defense already implemented environmental management into its organization and they wish for energy management to be taught to the same group of management employees.

On behalf of the Danish Ministry of Defense, Danish Energy Management & Esbensen (DEM-ESB) is mapping the energy consumption in the buildings of the Defense Command according to the ISO 50001 standard. This is done through desk-reviews and technical reviews of two air bases and two barracks as part of the implementation of energy management.

The assignment includes energy audits of specific energy-consuming buildings used for different purposes and with specific focus on mapping the energy supply, the history of energy consumption, building and operational processes as well as mapping consumer behavior at various levels of the hierarchy.

Based on the results of the energy audits and the proposed prioritization criteria, DEM-ESB is proposing profitable energy saving measures. The identified energy savings should come from optimization of the building envelope, technical installations, procedures for operation and maintenance as well as awareness campaigns to change consumer patterns.

At this point, DEM-ESB has identified energy savings worth 4,5 million DKK, corresponding to 6,3 million kWh – or a 9 % reduction of the total energy consumption in the buildings and other facilities.

The energy management system is integrated according to the ISO 50001 requirements and therefore complements the existing ISO 14001 environmental management standard, which is already implemented at the Ministry of Defense.

DEM-ESB is also in charge of developing the energy management policy as well as forming an energy management organization including the terms of reference for roles and responsibilities, which shall be used to ensure and retain an energy optimized operation of buildings and other facilities.

Customer: The Housing Association B42, Sønderborg
Period: 2016
Type of buildings: Apartment buildings
Services: Identification of focus areas for energy management and development of an energy management profile and action plan

Based on the Sønderborg Climate and Energy Strategy, the Housing Association B42 has committed to contribute to the municipality’s ambition to be CO2 neutral in 2029 and thereby be entitled as ZERO company. B42 has an ambition to reduce its energy consumption by 35 % before the end of 2020. An important tool for reaching this goal is energy management.

In order to target the efforts, Danish Energy Management & Esbensen (DEM-ESB) has assisted the housing association with creating an overview of the current activities and with identifying the most important focus areas for energy management.

The relevant tools, data and documents were identified and registered in order to ensure efficient communication and document sharing between the involved parties. The result was an energy management profile for the housing association and an action plan comprising a series of concrete initiatives to ensure a successful development and implementation of energy management and the achievement of B42’s own climate and energy strategy.

Customer: Vallensbæk Municipality
Period: 2013-2014
Area: 100.000 m2
Type of buildings: Municipal buildings
Services: Development and implementation of an energy managment system, terms of reference and capacity building within the organization

Danish Energy Management & Esbensen (DEM-ESB) was assigned to assist Vallensbæk Municipality with the development and implementation of energy management in its municipal buildings.

The work consisted of explaining the energy management system to the energy management team, the users of the buildings, technical service managers, politicians and the citizens of the municipality in general. For relevant staff workshops were held that focused on the required capacity building within the area of energy-efficient building maintenance. A proposal for terms of reference was presented to the energy management organization, which included the division of roles, responsibilities and areas of work. In such a big organization, clearly defined areas of responsibilities are a prerequisite for a successful implementation and operation of an energy management system.

This task was an add-on to the preceding extensive project about the retrofitting of the municipal buildings that DEM-ESB undertook for Vallensbæk Municipality and which resulted in energy savings of up to 40 %.

Customer: Odense Municipality
Period: 2013-2014
Area: 56.000 m2
Type of buildings: Municipal buildings
Services: Implementering af energiledelse jf. DS/EN ISO50001, udvikling af energiledelsesstrategi, -organisation og handleplaner

As consultant to the building owner, Danish Energy Management & Esbensen (DEM-ESB) was contracted to assist Odense Municipality in their efforts to implement energy management according to DS/EN ISO50001.

With the objective of minimizing the energy consumption in municipal buildings, Odense Municipality wants to reduce the CO2 emissions by 50 % before 2050. The task was to develop an energy management strategy with clearly defined policies and objectives for the efforts for improving the energy consumption in municipal buildings. The aim of the strategy was to use the existing municipal buildings as point of departure and form a solid basis for the forthcoming initiatives in order to ensure the targeted energy savings.

The work comprised the development of the terms of reference for clearly defined structures for the energy management work and clearly defined tasks and areas of responsibility for the parties involved. A concrete plan was also developed for the innovative actions that form the framework for the further development of energy management in the municipality.

Customer: Ministry of Environment & Energy and the Maldives Energy Authority
Period: 2013-2014
Services: Development of an action plan for energy optimization of technical installations.
Organization and facilitation of energy management training courses to public authorities and utility companies. Energy audits and other energy saving initiatives.

Danish Energy Management & Esbensen (DEM-ESB) was assigned to develop a feasibility study with the aim of reducing the electricity consumption in the building sector by 20 % and in the public sector and private industry by 30 % before 2020.

The task was to develop a plan for capacity building and training of local energy auditors. This included teaching energy efficient building design, retrofitting of existing buildings and energy management as a means to ensure monitoring and optimization of a building’s energy consumption.

Also, several energy screenings were produced in both public and private buildings, and subsequently initiatives to improve the building’s energy efficiency were identified.

Parallel to the energy saving efforts, grid connected solar PV systems were installed on the rooftops of many of the island’s schools and these PV systems significantly improved the island’s production of renewable energy.

By the end of project implementation, DEM-ESB submitted a report that shows and advises on a continuous improvement of the Thinadhoo Islands’ energy efficiency as well as their future independent energy saving efforts.

Customer: Aarhus University
Period: 2012-2014
Area: Approx 700.000 m2
Type of buildings: Teaching and research, incl. laboratories

Development of systems and procedures for mapping of energy consumption. Ccoordination of energy saving initiatives. Development of tools and teaching plans for selected employee groups.

In collaboration with MOE, Danish Energy Management & Esbensen (DEM-ESB) implemented energy management at Aarhus University. The University covers an area of 700,000 m2 and app. 370 employees work with building maintenance. Aarhus University wanted to implement energy management in order to reduce the energy consumption, align the already employed initiatives and motivate the staff and students to join forces in the fight against excessive use of electricity.

The task was to develop a system for mapping out the University’s energy consumption and to assess the organization’s readiness for energy management. Also, several energy management tools were developed for the University in order to ensure steady and effective work with energy management. DEM-ESB also developed an energy management training plan for relevant employees in order to build capacity within the organization.

The project was executed as two pilot projects; one at the School of Dentistry and the other at the School of Business and Social Sciences. The aim was to optimize energy consumption through behavioral regulation.

You can read more about the project on the AU website and the Green Ambassadors Facebook page.


Customer: Bakrie University – Jakarta, Indonesia
Period: 2011-2012
Partner: Danida
Services: Organizational design, policies, strategy, action plans for energy management and staff training

Danish Energy Management & Esbensen (DEM-ESB) has developed the strategy and the action plans for the implementation of energy management at Bakrie University.

Preliminarily, the existing energy management systems were analyzed and questionnaires were distributed to map current working procedures. The project was implemented in collaboration with Danida and the local company Kementerian Energidan Sumber.

DEM-ESB was in charging of designing the framework for an energy management organization, energy policies and guidelines for implementation and general use of energy management in the organization.

The work also included the development of useful tools for monitoring and analyzing energy consumption as well as a time frame for the implementation period.

Finally, a plan was developed to generate attention to energy consumption and energy efficiency and to train specific employees in energy management. The project also used more alternative methods for the dissemination of key messages to the daily users of the University and its employees – i.e. through means of postal cards and cartoons.

Customer: Vietnam, Ministry of Industry and Trade; Vietnam – National Energy Efficiency Program (VNEEP)
Period: 2010-2012
Partner: Danida
Services: Design and implementation of energy management, development of energy management handbook, capacity building for staff

In collaboration with Danida, Danish Energy Management & Esbensen (DEM-ESB) was assigned to develop and implement the National Energy Management Act for buildings and industry in Vietnam. Also included in the contract was the training of energy management national rules and regulations to 2.500 energy managers.

The main objectives of the project were to promote energy savings and improve energy efficiency, and enhance public awareness about energy. This included the development of a complete curriculum and teaching program for the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT). Therefore, a national energy management handbook with easily accessible instructions was developed especially for energy managers within buildings and industry.

The purpose of the handbook and the teaching was to make energy managers ready to train other employees in energy management issues. Teaching included training, local cases, supervision and follow-up.

Customer: Danida
Period: 2009
Services: Energy retrofitting and development of energy management strategy

Danish Energy Management & Esbensen (DEM-ESB) was assigned the task of developing and implementing energy management in the Ekurhuleni municipality, and being a key municipal organization, the Edenvale Customer Care Centre was the point of departure.

The work included the development of energy management policies and strategies as well as organizational structures. Work-related guidelines and models for energy-saving behavior have been created for key personnel in the municipality responsible for energy management.

On top of the energy management work, the project included a preliminary and a more detailed energy screening of the Edenvale Customer Centre as well as analysis and verification of energy saving initiatives and implementation of permanent energy plants.

DEM-ESB was also in charge of the subsequent counselling concerning the procurement and inspection of the energy retrofitting of technical facilities and installation of solar heating.

This project has ensured the Edenvale Customer Centre annual energy consumption savings of 38 % – corresponding to 430.000 kWh per year.

Customer: Danida
Period: 2009
Services: Capacity building, energy management

As part of the Danida Business-to-Business programme, Danish Energy Management & Esbensen (DEM-ESB) had established collaboration with two Chinese companies; Enecore Carbon and Chongqing Runhouse Urban Planning & Design Co. in order to improve capacity building and knowledge sharing within energy management and energy efficient building design.

DEM-ESB has extensive experience within energy management and the aim was to pass on that knowledge so that the Chinese companies could learn about cost-effective training of their employees.

The work included teaching and counselling of energy management measures, more specifically energy management strategies, -policies and organizational structures.

The underlying basis of the training material was the international energy management standards..

Customer: Danida
Period: 2008
Services: Capacity building, energy management

As part of the Danida Business-to-Business programme, Danish Energy Management & Esbensen (DEM-ESB) and the South African company Strategic Environmental Focus (SEF) joined forces to improve SEF’s knowledge within the areas of energy management and building design.

The objective of the project was to pass on to SEF the past experiences of DEM-ESB within the area of energy management. The tasks included teaching and advising the involved parties in energy management, more specifically energy management strategies and policies and organizational development. The underlying basis of the training material was the international energy management standards.