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Urban renovation for energy efficiency - Vilnius, Lithuania
As a signatory to the Covenant of Mayors, the city of Vilnius has voluntarily committed to reducing its CO2 emissions by at least 26% by 2020. Vilnius has developed an innovative interactive energy classification map for nearly 4,800 apartment buildings. Information is available for free in order to encourage renovation of multi-storey blocks built between 1960 and 1990.

Vilnius is additionally investing in local power generation ; the city is planning to upgrade heat production devices by adapting them to the use of biofuel by 2020.

Public street lighting is being upgraded with LED technology, which is expected to bring a 70% reduction in energy consumption and a decrease in annual energy costs of over €2 million.

In the transport sector, Vilnius is planning a new public electric transport line and further developing and integrating the bike sharing system with public transport.

For more information on Vilnius’s actions to improve energy efficiency on a small municipal budget, see the Covenant of Mayors Case Study.

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