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, in order to make a valuable foundation for climate action?

Viegand Maagøe has carried out a greenhouse gas inventory for Hørsholm Municipality 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 did we solve the task?

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

We were in charge of the comprehensive collection of data from public utilities and the different municipal departments and we worked out all of the calculations.

Among other things, we collected data about:

  • Electricity and heat consumption in schools, day-care institutions, and other municipal buildings
  • Fuel consumption 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 communicated 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 Hørsholm Municipality with an overview of their status on meeting their yearly reduction targets. It also provided insights into where the municipality can directly or indirectly influence its emissions.

Global Goals

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



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

Project Manager, MSc in Climate Change

Mobil: +45 93 88 25 47

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