Daugavpils is the second largest city in Latvia with a population of over 94,500. It is located in the southeast close to borders with Lithuania and Belarus. The Municipality employs a total of 5910 persons.
The city decided to gain accredited certification as many energy efficiency initiatives were not well planned. In addition, a new national Energy Efficiency Law approved in Latvia set out that nine Latvian cities, including Daugavpils, are obliged to implement a certified EnMS by April 2017.
After certification, the city improved it energy performance by 1.95%, resulting in total energy cost savings of USD$86,920
Further details of this case study can be found on the Clean Energy Ministerial website.