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Signatories Signatories Signatories represent cities, with different size from small villages to major metropolitan areas such as London or Paris, that have signed the Covenant of Mayors on a voluntary manner and are committed to implement sustainable energy policies to meet and exceed the EU 20% CO2 reduction objective through increased energy efficiency and development of renewable energy sources. represent cities that vary in size from small villages to major metropolitan areas such as London or Paris. Within a year following their signature, Covenant signatories Signatories Signatories represent cities, with different size from small villages to major metropolitan areas such as London or Paris, that have signed the Covenant of Mayors on a voluntary manner and are committed to implement sustainable energy policies to meet and exceed the EU 20% CO2 reduction objective through increased energy efficiency and development of renewable energy sources. commit to implement Sustainable Energy Action Plans Sustainable Energy Action Plans A Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) is the key document in which the Covenant signatory outlines how it intends to reach its CO2 reduction target by 2020. It defines the activities and measures set up to achieve the targets, together with time frames and assigned responsibilities. Covenant signatories are free to choose the format of their SEAP, as long as it is in line with the general principles set out in the Covenant SEAP guidelines. on their territory, with the aim of cutting CO2 emissions by at least 20% by 2020.

The list of cities that have signed up to the Covenant may be found below and here (PDF format).

Riga

2020 CO2 target

Signatory

Mayor (or equivalent): Nils Ušakovs
Population: 650,640 inhabitants
Website: http://www.riga.lv

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 30 September 2008
Status 2

Contact

+37126403004
Main contact: Maija Rubina
Position: Director, Riga Energy Agency
Email: maija.rubina@riga.lv
Phone: +37167012350
Mobile:

Covenant Supporters

Covenant Supporters Countries Signatories
Energy CitiesFrance51
EUROCITIESBelgium107
Union of Baltic CitiesPoland10

Benchmarks

Renovation of education establishments
Sector: Municipal buildings, equipment/facilities
Implementation timeframe: 2010 - 2020
Area of intervention: Building envelope
Policy instrument: Grants and subsidies
Responsible body: Riga City Council, Riga City Property Department
KEY FIGURES
CO2 reduction :
4858 t CO2 eq./a
Energy savings (MWh):
25170 MWh/a
Renewable energy produced (MWh):
560 MWh/a
Implementation cost (€):
23.14 Million €

Description: In 2010 - 2011 Riga City has renovated 93 of 400 municipal public buildings, mostly schools and pre-schools. The main energy efficiency improvement activities are windows' change, facades' insulation, roofs' insulation and complex renovations. Also renewable energy was introduced replacing the last coal fuel boilers in the municipal buildings - 2 pre-schools have ground source heat pumps, 3 - have wood pellet fuel boilers installed and 2 kindergartens have solar water heaters. Results are reduced energy consumption and CO2 emissions, better air quality and improved urban environment, new jobs and technical skills as well as better informed local community.
Financing sources: Local Authority’s own resources, National Funds & Programmes, EU Funds & Programmes

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Benchmarks Date Language
Renovation of education establishments30 Sep 2009 en
Heat recovery from unused low-potential heat flows30 Sep 2009 en
Production of additional heat without combustion of fuel30 Sep 2009 en
Last updated at: 2 July 2015
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