Energy Web Dalarna: Benchmarking tool for municipalities


The County Board of Dalarna has created a data system for Dalarna’s municipalities making it possible to compare energy use, both within the own municipality and with other municipalities. In addition to energy, the cost for different energy sources and each enterprise is reported, along with carbon dioxide emissions.

In the system the municipalities’ own energy use is compiled and the energy efficiency is illustrated . This gives the municipalities the possibility to follow-up that the public administration and municipal companies work toward decided energy targets.

We are happy that 14 of Dalarna’s 15 municipalities have joined the mutual energy control system and contribute to its financing. Now the challenge is to continually increase the quality of the reported data and to make officials in the municipalities use the tool for follow-up controls. There is an interest from the national Swedish Energy Agency and Swedish Regional Development Councils   to further develop the Energy Web and use it on national level.

Take a look on a demoversion: Login: Demo, Password: Demo#99



  1. Wow. Good work! Congratulations.
    Some days ago i went in Slovenia and the local energy agency (Golea) is doing energy monitoring of the public buildings of the town of Tolmin and now they will extend monitoring to other municipalities.
    Thanks to the European project “Energy Villab” (Interreg Italy-Slovenia) they will create an online database of consumption of public buildings and the ESCO will make offers for improvement of these buildings studying them according to their consumption.
    The mission of VILAGO – Virtual laboratory of energy efficient public buildings- is creating an environment in the form of a virtual lab with mission to retrofit public buildings and measure the implementation of renewable energy sources and rational use of energy. Create new business opportunities for the private sector, leading to improvements in employment levels, quality of work in public buildings, as well as savings in the public sector with consequently lower costs to taxpayers.

  2. Sabine Erber (Energieinstitut)

    A benchmark tool for community buildings is a very good idea to involve polititians in the decisions about sustainable buildings. To raise awareness to energy demand and resource management it is necessary to measure the demand of public buildings and facilities. In Vorarlberg we use EBO for the same purpose. EBO is an electronic tool to record the heat demand, electricity and water consumption (+ the costs of these consumptions) on a yearly level. Starting with simple exel-sheeds in Vorarlberg the requirements were constantly increasing leading to the EBO software which is able to record the most important energy demands on a yearly base. In the beginning about 6 to 8 communities were using EBO. Meanwhile there are about 1000 buildings constantly evaluated in the EBO tool. 56 communities in Vorarlberg, 19 communities in Tyrol and 7 communities in Styria are taking part.
    You can find more information on the homepage of Energy Institut, but it is in German Language. I wish you an active competition about the best buildings between the communities…

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