Master Plan for Climate and Energy

Stikkord: Areal og tranport, Kollektivtransport, Sykkel- og gangveier, Forbruk og avfall, Avfallsbehandling og –gjenvinning, Stasjonær energi i bygg, Energiforsyning, Energibruk, Klimatilpasning, Sandnes

The suburb of Sandnes East aims for a higher share of buss passengers, bikers and pedestrians than elsewhere in Sandnes. Through more climate neutral energy sources, low consumption, little waste and optimal waste treatment it hopes to become a pioneer suburb, making room for 30 000 new inhabitants.

The suburb of Sandnes East aims for a higher share of buss passengers, bikers and pedestrians than elsewhere in Sandnes. Through more climate neutral energy sources, low consumption, little waste and optimal waste treatment it hopes to become a pioneer suburb, making room for 30 000 new inhabitants.

Sandnes Municipality is developing a «master plan» for Sandnes East to provide guidelines for the next rotation of overall municipal planning. In the new master plan, energy and climate are one of several major topics.

«Fylkesdelplan for langsiktig utbygging på Jæren» (County partial plan for long-term development in Jæren) states that much of the regional growth will take place in Sandnes East. It is suggested that this area will make room for about 30 000 inhabitants over a 40-year period. Today, Sandnes has 63 000 inhabitants.

Goals and Guidelines

In what follows, temporary goals and guidelines concerning energy and climate in Sandnes East are listed. Wording is made according to Sandnes’ energy and climate strategy as well as the outlined action plan for the Cities of the Future project.

Main Energy Goal:

Sandnes Municipality will reduce the use of none-renewable energy and start exploiting renewable energy resources in line with national regulations (see e.g. parliamentary report no 34, 2006-2007 and Cities of the Future).

Main Climate Goal:

By 2020, emissions will be reduced by 20 per cent from 2005 levels. Initiatives taken in Sandnes’ developing country cooperation city (in Madagaskar) could be counted in here.

Giving Priority to Public Transport, Cycling and Walking

Sandnes East aims to be an area where the share of public transport, cycling and walking exceeds that of Sandnes in general.

Two suburbs/developing areas will be termed «green areas» or «green residences». These will become models for sustainable urban development and a reference for other suburbs/developing areas. With a prospective development of Dale, this project will be defined as a green area (see the Concerto Project).

The energy need in houses, business buildings and civic buildings, as well as in culture, leisure and sports arenas, will be reduced by exploiting local topographic and climate conditions in planning for development in Sandnes East.

Public transport, cycling and walking will be given priority. Residential areas, business areas and civic buildings as well as culture, leisure and sports arenas are planned to achieve minimal need for transport.

Establishment of District Heating Plant

Every building in Sandnes East should be a low-energy building/passive house and use renewable energy sources. This can be solved by preparing for the establishment of a district heating plant in Sandnes East based on renewable/climate neutral energy.

Sandnes will establish efficient control systems, including an energy-refill-system for all civic buildings in Sandnes East.

Low Consumption and efficient waste treatment

The municipality wants Sandnes East to become a suburb with low consumption, little waste and efficient waste treatment. Satisfactory and sustainable initiatives for the collecting and handling of plastic waste and industrial waste will be established.

All new civic buildings and business buildings in Sandnes East should be subject to environmental certification processes.

Cooperation with residence associations and organisations will raise environmental consciousness in residential areas. Participation in campaigns such as Klimaklubben (The Climate Club) should be encouraged.

Updated Knowledge of Climate Change

Harm to health and environment in Sandnes East caused by climate change should be avoided or kept to a minimum. Accordingly, planning and preparations in Sandnes East should be continuously informed by the latest updated information on climate change adaptation.