Report on energy savings in the public sector


Report no. 20/2015

The report concerns the government’s effort to save energy in government institutions. 

In 2008, the Danish parliament entered a broadly based political agreement in order to strengthen the effort to save energy in the public sector and achieve a reduction in energy consumption. The European Union (EU) issued an energy efficiency directive in 2012, which imposed energy-saving requirements on the member states with effect from 2014. 

The purpose of the study is to assess if the government has strengthened the effort to achieve energy savings in the public sector adequately. The report answers the following questions: 

  • Has the Danish Energy Agency supported the ministries in their work to strengthen the energy-saving effort?
  • Have the ministries with the highest energy consumption managed the energy-saving effort adequately?
  • Have the largest public property owners implemented profitable energy-saving projects?

Read the 1st chapter of the report (PDF)