Klimakommune Hørsholdm Case-top

Greenhouse Gas Inventory for Municipalities

Reference: Hørsholm Municipality

How do you decide what needs to be included in an emission inventory to make a valuable foundation for climate action?

Viegand Maagøe has carried out a greenhouse gas inventory for the municipality of Hørsholm as documentation for being a sustainable municipality. Furthermore, the inventory provided the municipality with a catalogue of potential initiatives that can reduce their GHG emissions.

How we completed the assignment

The municipality of Hørsholm wanted a GHG emission inventory for reporting to The Danish Society for Nature Conservation as they have agreed to be more sustainable. We established the appropriate boundary for the inventory – electricity, heating, transport, and machines.

We collected data from public utilities and different municipal departments and made calculations hereof to present the data in a comprehensive manner for the inventory.

Among other things, we collected data about:

  • Electricity and heat usage in schools, day-care institutions, and other municipal buildings
  • Fuel usage from vehicles and machinery owned by the municipality and travel expenses from employees which were converted into GHG emissions.

Furthermore, we helped communicate the results of the emission inventory to the politicians in a brief summary – and we presented the results to the citizens through the municipality’s website.

Hørsholm Municipality

Reference: Hørsholm Municipality

Contract period: 2010 - 2014 and 2017 - 2020


The GHG emission inventory ensured correct reporting to The Danish Society for Nature Conservation. We also created a catalogue of potential initiatives that can help reduce their GHG emissions.

The GHG inventory provided the municipality of Hørsholm with an overview of their status on how they are achieving their intended yearly reductions. It also provided insights as to where the municipality can directly or indirectly affect its emissions.

Global Goals

The project contributes to the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development:

SDG 13 ’Climate action’
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.



Do you want to know more about the project and what we can do for you? Please, contact us.

Kristian Madsen Viegand Maagøe

Kristian Madsen

Senior Project Manager, MSc in Climate Change

Mobil: +45 93 88 25 47

Examples of other cases

Calculator for circular lunches


able frokost cirkulær økonomi
Data and analysis

Website and Brand for Energy Fund

International Finance Corporation (World Bank)

EEF - Case
Communication and digital

Audit of 50 buildings led to energy savings

Københavns Ejendomme

KØbenhavns Kommune -energigennemgang af bygninger
Data and analysis

Campaign for CPH

Copenhagen Municipality

København luft kampagne ren luft redder liv
Communication and digital

Analysis: Energy requirements and renovation of buildings

The Danish Energy Agency

Data and analysis

NAMA for the sugar sector in Mexico


Sukkersektor Mexico Case-top

Spreading awareness about allotment

EUDP (The Danish Energy Agency)

Communication and digital

Podcasts strengthen communication

Industriens Fond

Klimaklar SMV podcast
Communication and digital

Recycling of household plastic

Dansk Affaldsminimering

Dansk Affaldsminimering - case-top
Data and analysis

Energy optimization at Viking Malt

Viking Malt

Viking Malt Energioptimering
Technical support

Energy optimization through pinch-analysis

AAK Denmark A/S

AAK Viegand Maagøe
Data and analysis

Advisory service leads to energy savings in private households

The Danish Energy Agency

Energirådgivning-Case-top energy savings private households
Communication and digital

Symbiosis Solution with biomass


dupont biomasse biomass
Data and analysis

Climate and total economy go hand in hand

The Ministry of Environment of Denmark

Bæredygtige produkter viegand maagøe grøn omstilling
Data and analysis

Behaviour saves energy in Glostrup Municipality

Glostrup Municipality

Glostrup Kommune case
Communication and digital

Platform for renewable energy in Ukraine

The energy agencies of Denmark and Ukraine

Investeringsplatform Ukraine - Case-topbillede
Communication and digital

Circular businesses via website

The Danish Environmental Protection Agency

Communication and digital

Legislation Secures Sustainable Electric Cars

The European Commission

elbiler lovgivning electric cars batteries
Data and analysis

International Strategy for Energy Company

Danish energy company (anonymous)

strategi international wind power energy

Energy Labels Result in Energy-Savings

EU Commission

Data and analysis

CE: Analyses for sustainable film and TV

Vision Denmark and Producentforeningen

bæredygtig film tv
Data and analysis

Using Big Data for energy savings

Høje-Taastrup Municipality

Big Data Høje-Taastrup-case-top
Data and analysis

Indoor climate in schools

Municipality of Hvidovre

Hvidovre Kommune - indeklima case top

Municipalities make CO2 emission accounts

Realdania & the Danish Energy Agency

Energi- og CO2-regnskabet
Communication and digital

Campaign makes CO2 reductions

The Danish Energy Agency

kampagne om CO2
Communication and digital

Structured communication for new mental health foundation


Norliv Foreningen - Case
Communication and digital

New metering structure to reduce tax-costs


Køge Kraftværk VEKS energi district heating metering
Data and analysis

Green Transition in Heavy Industry

The Danish Energy Agency

Grøn Industrianalyse
Data and analysis

Energy savings in agriculture

Danish Energy Agency

Energihøsten case
Communication and digital

Web solution for energy savings

The Danish Energy Agency

Communication and digital

District heating from waste heat

CP Kelco

heating varmepumpe fabrik CP Kelco
Data and analysis

Green transition in Vietnam

The Danish Energy Agency and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam

Economics and finance

Waste management in Jamaica

International Finance Corporation (World Bank)

Economics and finance

CE: The path to a sustainable construction site

TL Byg

TL BYG bæredygtigt
Data and analysis

Media coverage makes CO2 reductions

The Danish Energy Agency

Communication and digital

Heat pump uses district heating

Høje Taastrup District Heating

Høje Taastrup fjernvarme
Data and analysis

Advisory about EU ETS

Skjern Paper


Energy check-up shows the way to streamlining

Lactosan A/S

lactosan energisyn
Data and analysis

7 documents become 1

The Danish Energy Agency

Communication and digital

The future of municipal climate plans

Several municipalities

Kommune Klimaplaner Lejre
Communication and digital

Climate Strategy = Competitive Edge

The Danish Industry Foundation

Klimaklar SMV klimastrategi smv'er
Communication and digital

Branding for LED company

Nordic Business Light

Nordic Business Light case
Communication and digital

Agreement scheme for energy-intensive industry in Ukraine

The energy agencies of Denmark and Ukraine

Aftaleordning energieffektivisering Ukraine - Case-topbillede
Economics and finance

Sustainable sanitation services in Lusaka

International Finance Corporation (World Bank)

Spildevandshåndtering Lusaka Case-top

Energy renovations made easy for homeowners

The Danish Energy Agency

Communication and digital

CO2 calculator boosts sales

Ingemann Components

CO2-beregner booster bæredygtig belysning

Electrification of the Food Industry

The Confederation of Danish Industry

elektrificering af fødevareindustrien

Website: Plastikviden.dk

The Danish Environmental Protection Agency

plastikviden plastik nationale plastikcenter
Communication and digital

Heat pump

Novozymes A/S and HOFOR A/S

Overskudsvarme HOFOR Novozymes Viegand Maagøe Waste heat
Data and analysis

Supervision of eco-design and energy labeling

The Danish Energy Agency


Energy savings at children's level

The Municipality of Gentofte

Communication and digital

Analysis gives DGNB points


Data and analysis

Helps Irish market surveillance

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Irland Markedstilsyn Energi
Data and analysis