Leiden is a city with 118.000 inhabitants and 58.000 homes. It is densely populated: 5.343 inhabitant per km2. (second most densely populated city in the Netherlands). Leiden is located in the West of the Netherlands, between Amsterdam and The Hague. It has the oldest still existing university of the Netherlands (1574). The city has old well preserved and protected city center.
- 50% of the 58.000 jobs in Leiden are non commercial (care, education, government)
- 15.000 jobs are situated at the Leiden Bio Science Park of which 3.000 in young Bio Science Firms.
- Leiden has 1600 civil servants and a budget of 560 million Euros
- Leiden is part of a region with 525.000 inhabitants. The region has important tasks on Environmental policies.
Environmental Policies in Leiden
- Regional Department of Environment is charged with the CO2 reduction tasks
- 2008 Regional Climate Programme
- Municipal buildings: CO2 reduction of 23 % is possible
- 100% Green Electricity
- Public lighting
- Savings in ICT energy consumption 40% at office PC’s and 17 % in the server rooms
- Energy efficiency in commuting: bicycles and public transport
Organisation of Save Energy Project
- Politician in charge, vice mayor for the Environment
- Manager in charge: Manager of ICT and municipal buildings
- Team of 3: leader of the project, building manager and adviser knowledge economy
To find out more about Leiden Municipality, please visit www.leiden.nl.