Ambitious Green Goals

Albertslund recognize the importance of setting ambitious green goals and collaborate actively with global partners in meeting them on a local level

Green goals - Albertslund Kommune

Commercial partner

A central focus of Albertslund is Green Growth, highly qualified employees and the creation of growth by using the citys resources actively. We define ourselves as a partner in commercial and innovative development both on a local, regional and global level. Thus we engage in international network and collaboration to bring together the nescessary capacities and ressourceres.

Partnership with Cisco

The municipalities of Copenhagen, Albertslund and Frederikssund has formed a partnership with Cisco which will research and develop tomorrow's digital infrastructure, the Internet of Everything. The goal is to strengthen services for citizens while supporting Copenhagen's climate targets. The three municipalities have a clear green profile. cisco also participate in the creation of Smart City Solutions in the City of Albertslund

The City of Albertslund collaborate with The Capital Region of Denmark in the creation of growth and development through ReVUS (the regional strategy for Green, Healthy, Smart and Creative Growth) and Interreg (European funding for interregional cooperation)

International Network

A Central part of our international engagement is the participation in network and public-private partnerships in which we engage in innovation and development:

The mayor of Albertslund has committed the City to meet and exceed the 20% CO2 reduction by 2020.

The Covenant of Mayors is the mainstream European movement involving local and regional authorities, voluntarily committing to increasing energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources on their territories.

The Climate Alliance is the European network of local authorities committed to the protection of the world's climate. The member cities and municipalities aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at their source.

Their allies in this endeavour are the Indigenous People of the rainforests in the Amazon Basin.

LUCI is a unique international network bringing together cities and lighting professionals engaged in using light as a major tool for urban, social and economic development, with a concern for sustainability and environmental issues.

The City of Albertslund holds a post in the board of directors in the newly established Danish Lighting Innovation Network. The network aim is to create a platform for growth by developing improved conditions for education and research.

It works to strengthen the cooperation between companies, research institutions and public organizations within different areas of knowledge, market positions and positions within the chain of value.


ELCA is the European Lighting Cluster Alliance which was formed by Cluster Lumière Lyon and The Danish Lighting Innovation Network.

Through meetings, conferences, lighting design contests, and networking events, the alliance will address critical themes such as the need for technological innovation, market development, characterization & certification of new lighting sources.


DOLL's aim is to create energy efficiency and intelligent indoor and outdoor lighting solutions, and to generate jobs. DOLL supports municipalities, regions and private companies, in cooperation with scientists, with the development of new and improved lighting solutions.

Large-scale tests

In Albertslund they facilitate large-scale testfacilities demonstrating new climatefriendly and energyefficient technologies. At present 20 national and international companies are testing and demonstrating their outdoor lighting facilities in a 9 kilometer test bed in Albertslund.

Private Companies

Among these private companies are Zumtobel Group, Cisco, Global Connect and HeSaLight. DOLL is a collaboration between The City of Albertslund, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and Gate 21. The City of Albertslund has a partnership in Gate 21.

The city of Albertslund has been recognized for its serious green results:

  • The Nordic Council´s Nature and Environment Prize in 2007
  • The Danish Town Planning Institute´s Town Planning Award in 2008
  • Climate Cup Town Award in 2008
  • Danish Energy Association´s ELFORSK award in 2009
  • The Nordic Council´s award as Nordic Energy Municipality 2011
  • In 2009 Albertslund was announced as Energy Town by Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy.