The cities of the Aachen region have set themselves the target of reducing CO2 emissions by 40% by 2020 (reference year 1990). However, these climate protection objectives cannot be achieved merely with the energy-efficient renovation of the existing buildings. Hence, it is important to address the utilisation of the buildings.
This calls for the involvement of all the parties involved: school administrators, caretakers, teachers, pedagogical staff in the day-care centres, children, pupils and parents as well as the cleaning staff. The project runs in cooperation with the school administration, the office for youth and families counselling, the real estate administration, the education office and the climate protection office of the Aachen region.
The climate protection project was funded by the Federal Environment Ministry from 2011 to 2015. The "Active for the Climate" initiative provides offers for teachers, educational staff in daycare centres and caretakers in the Aachen region.
The wertsicht team identifies energy-saving options on site and find customised ways to integrate them into everyday school and daycare life. Energy cost savings and climate protection related activities are rewarded through a bonus system.
You can find more information at www.aktivfuersklima.de