Use of a Triple Bottom Line approach, including engagement with stakeholders, to analyze 
growth planning alternatives, considering financial, social, and environmental costs and benefits  


Participation in regular meetings with community stakeholders and offering of environmental 
education opportunities (e.g., river walks)  


Web presence established with social media engagement 

Our treatment plants and utilities are all open for visits by schools and higher learning institutions, which 
thereby have the opportunity to include a visit in their curricula. This also gives us the possibility of 
influencing what the students are taught about the treatment of water and waste water.   

On “Water Day”, there is open house for all residents in our community, giving citizens an opportunity 
to view the utilities and the associated exhibits on the need to be good stewards of the environment.  

Together with Aarhus municipality, Aarhus Vand participates in climate adjustment projects, such as the 
establishment of recreational areas.   

Together with Aarhus municipality, Aarhus Vand has established two large recreational areas – the two 
low water lakes Egå Engsø and Aarslev Engsø.  

Performance Measures & Results 



Number of visitors at the plants  - Approx. 4,000 visitors annually  




Indication of management commitment (e.g., energy efficiency standard operating procedures; 
board/executive management energy efficiency policy, including quantitative goals developed 
and shared with stakeholders)  


Energy audit/benchmarking conducted to identify priorities for energy efficiency improvements  


‘Energy teams’ established and individuals empowered within the utility for energy efficiency 
activities (e.g., an “energy advocate” or “energy champion”)   


Energy management-related training provided to plant staff 


Utilization of energy conserving operational methods (e.g., optimization of primary 
sedimentation to reduce utilization of pure oxygen) 

Goals and partial goals are in place for Aarhus Vand’s 2020 Strategy and CO2 neutrality.    

KPIs are in place with regard to reduction of energy consumption and energy production.   

Fleet control has been implemented whereby fuel consumption is reduced. This relates to our sludge 
trucks as well as driving personnel servicing and replacing our 62,000 water meters.   

When implementing a CHP installation, we draw up contracts that secure efficiency guaranteed and 
energy produced.   

At our treatment plants, monitoring programs with established sub-meters for larger consumers plus 
online calculations for all minor consumers have been implemented. Thereby the amount of consumed 
energy is reduced. We are actively working to implement main current de-ammonification to