World-class sustainablesolutions from Finland• Sustainable Urban Development• Sustainable Buildings• Sustainability Soluti...
Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fundpromotes• Stable and balanced development in Finland• Growth of the Finnish economy• Int...
Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agencyfor Technology and Innovation• The main public funding organisation for research, develop...
VTT technical Research Centreof Finland• Globally networked multi-technological applied research organization• Actively de...
Eco-Viikki ─ Finland’s firstecologically designedneighbourhood• A pioneer in ecological building and sustainable urban pla...
Reclaimed harbours become aneco-efficient living environmentSustainable solutions in Jätkäsaari• Jätkäsaari is one of the ...
Reclaimed harbours become aneco-efficient living environmentLow2No directs city planning to sustainability• The Low2No pro...
Reclaimed harboursbecome an eco-efficientliving environmentKalasatama showcases ecologicalsolutions• Kalasatama is another...
Community developmentfacilitating sustainabilitySkaftkärr ─ an energy-efficient residential area• Skaftkärr is a residenti...
Community developmentfacilitating sustainabilitySibbesborg ─ an energy-efficient residential area• Sibbesborg in Sipoo wil...
Off the grid, carbon neutralcommunityKempele Eco-block, far in the North• The Eco-block in Kempele is a good example of a ...
Easy living andwell-designed publictransport, core goals in urban planningRenewal of Peltosaari• Peltosaari was built rapi...
Easy living and well-designed publictransport, core goals in urbanplanningVuores, a forerunner in urban planning• Vuores i...
ECO2 leads Tampere towards acarbon neutral city• The ECO2 programme for an eco-efficient Tampere in 2020 aims at avoiding ...
Making the impossible possible• Five Finnish municipalities have resolved to act as pioneers in curbing their greenhouse g...
Energy-efficient houses in coldclimateLatitude 62o ─ Perfect place for a solar house• The IEA5 Solar House in the town of ...
Energy-efficient houses in coldclimateCertified house concept• The Paroc Passive House concept sets passive house requirem...
Energy-efficient houses in coldclimateZero-energy in Helsinki, plus-energy in Madrid• A solar-powered zero-energy house ca...
Green concepts in snow-whitesurroundingsLow-energy building concept hooks up with wood• Reponen Oy, a Finnish construction...
Green concepts in snow-whitesurroundingsNet zero-energy building in high latitudes• Two net-zero apartment buildings with ...
Green concepts in snow-whitesurroundingsOffice buildings take a green stand• Vaisala’s new head office building was design...
Green concepts in snow-whitesurroundingsA glimmer of light• The new Pilke House in Rovaniemi is an example of expertise in...
Green concepts in snow-whitesurroundingsFeel the pulse• Synergy Building is the future office and laboratory building for ...
Green concepts insnow-whitesurroundingsEmisssion-free shopping• Jouni’s Store in Äkäslompolo is a northern mall with advan...
Green concepts in snow-whitesurroundingsEmisssion-free shopping• Puuvilla in the town of Pori is an old cotton factory tur...
Green concepts in snow-whitesurroundingsEmisssion-free shopping• A new home equipment store for Kodin Ykkönen will develop...
Green concepts in snow-whitesurroundingsHomes for the elderly, moulded toenergy efficiency• Homes for senior citizens typi...
A nature-friendly logistics centreruns on geoenergy• SOK is building a new logistics centre in Sipoo• The energy for heati...
Strong expertise ininterdisciplinaryLED applicationsFirst in the world• Obelux Oy released the first LED Aviation Obstacle...
Strong expertise ininterdisciplinaryLED applicationsMore than light• Valoya Oy supplies LED lighting to greenhouses• These...
Strong expertise ininterdisciplinary LED applicationsEnergy savings and road safety• Lumi Group has developed innovative L...
Strong expertise ininterdisciplinaryLED applicationsShort payback periods• Greenlux Finland Oy delivers LED solutions for ...
New swimming pool has moreunder the surface• Aurubis Finland Oy has delivered an architectonically integrated solar therma...
More bright ideas on solarenergy• Savo-Solar Oy has introduced a solar collector with vacuum nanocoating• The patented coa...
Helsinki ─ a cool citywith a smartheating system• Helsingin Energia, the energy company of Helsinki utilizes CHP plants in...
Green IT-solutions• Academica Oy and Tieto Corporation use a data centre solution where the heat produced by servers is tr...
Better data on buildings andtheir environmental impactSmart 3D for better quality• Construction group Skanska applies Buil...
Better data on buildings andtheir environmental impactEnvironmental classification and sustainabilityassessment in use• Th...
Better data on buildings andtheir environmental impactEcoPass calculates the sustainability of holidayhomes• EcoPass has b...
Better data on buildings andtheir environmental impactHEKO for assessing eco-efficient urban development• The HEKO tool is...
Better data on buildings andtheir environmental impactImproved working conditions• A sustainable work environment is econo...
Finnish sustainability conceptsin international marketsSustainable, modern urban living in China• DigiEcoCityTM, a Finnish...
Finnish sustainability conceptsin international marketsEcoCity ─ A hub for technological creativity andinnovation amid uns...
Finnish sustainability conceptsin international marketsEcological city planning in St. Petersburg• Finnish ecological and ...
Finnish sustainability conceptsin international marketsWuxi Grand Theatre• PES-Architects have designed the opera house th...
Finnish sustainability conceptsin international marketsWaste management by smart pneumatic collectiontechnology• The autom...
Finnish sustainability conceptsin international marketsWaste management by smart pneumatic collectiontechnology• Ecosir Gr...
Finnish sustainability conceptsin international marketsModular solutions combine sustainableand cozy living• Modular const...
Revolutionizing the urbantransport• The modern Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) system called Metropol combines the benef...
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World-class sustainable solutions from Finland

  1. 1. World-class sustainablesolutions from Finland• Sustainable Urban Development• Sustainable Buildings• Sustainability Solutions
  2. 2. Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fundpromotes• Stable and balanced development in Finland• Growth of the Finnish economy• International competitiveness and co-operation
  3. 3. Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agencyfor Technology and Innovation• The main public funding organisation for research, development and innovation in Finland• Boosts wide-ranging innovation activities in research communities, industry and service sectors
  4. 4. VTT technical Research Centreof Finland• Globally networked multi-technological applied research organization• Actively developing and implementing sustainable solutions in Finland and internationally
  5. 5. Eco-Viikki ─ Finland’s firstecologically designedneighbourhood• A pioneer in ecological building and sustainable urban planning since 1999• The first apartment buildings to use solar energy are located there• One of the first wooden apartment building projects was carried out in Viikki
  6. 6. Reclaimed harbours become aneco-efficient living environmentSustainable solutions in Jätkäsaari• Jätkäsaari is one of the former harbour sites in Helsinki that are being developed into a new urban residential environment• Energy-efficient, innovative and low-carbon solutions will be demonstrated there• The area will become home for 16,000 people and workplace for 6,000
  7. 7. Reclaimed harbours become aneco-efficient living environmentLow2No directs city planning to sustainability• The Low2No project launched by Sitra guides construction, operation and maintenance in a block called Airut in Jätkäsaari to meet strict specifications for sustainability• The results of the project will be used for promoting low-carbon residential development and city planning
  8. 8. Reclaimed harboursbecome an eco-efficientliving environmentKalasatama showcases ecologicalsolutions• Kalasatama is another former harbour site in Helsinki that is being developed into sustainable modern residential and business district• A testing ground for future smart energy solutions of global significance• When completed in 2030s it will house 18,000 people and offer 10,000 workplaces
  9. 9. Community developmentfacilitating sustainabilitySkaftkärr ─ an energy-efficient residential area• Skaftkärr is a residential area under construction in the town of Porvoo• All buildings, services, living conditions, traffic arrangements and waste management in an energy-efficient way• A special Living Lab study to develop heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and energy service concepts
  10. 10. Community developmentfacilitating sustainabilitySibbesborg ─ an energy-efficient residential area• Sibbesborg in Sipoo will be transformed into a small town of 70,000 to 100,000 people• An open international competition for sustainable development of the area• The competition with interactive format will be a model in the future
  11. 11. Off the grid, carbon neutralcommunityKempele Eco-block, far in the North• The Eco-block in Kempele is a good example of a community of locality• All the energy needs are met by a small CHP plant and wind generator. The plant burns locally available biomass.• The households in the block are off the grid, and apply energy-efficient applications in their everyday life
  12. 12. Easy living andwell-designed publictransport, core goals in urban planningRenewal of Peltosaari• Peltosaari was built rapidly in the 1970s and 1980s, when the population of the town of Riihimäki was growing  today facing many problems• Multidisciplinary research, dialogue between architects, planning experts, developers, builders and residents to tackle the problems• A competition for ideas on renewing  entries serve as a basis for decision-making and planning
  13. 13. Easy living and well-designed publictransport, core goals in urbanplanningVuores, a forerunner in urban planning• Vuores is a new urban area in Tampere showcasing innovative energy production systems and new housing solutions• The residential buildings are being designed to be energy-efficient and to have long lifecycle• Dialogue and various competitions have promoted cooperation in high-quality planning and construction
  14. 14. ECO2 leads Tampere towards acarbon neutral city• The ECO2 programme for an eco-efficient Tampere in 2020 aims at avoiding the increase of greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the growth of the city• The programme promotes a low-carbon and carbon-neutral urban structure• Concrete decisions and strict requirements to tackle climate goals
  15. 15. Making the impossible possible• Five Finnish municipalities have resolved to act as pioneers in curbing their greenhouse gas emissions ahead of the schedule set by the EU• In their CANEMU project researchers, businesses, politicians and residents work together to devise and adapt solutions to reduce emissions• The initiative involves Mynämäki, Uusikaupunki, Kuhmoinen, Padasjoki and Parikkala
  16. 16. Energy-efficient houses in coldclimateLatitude 62o ─ Perfect place for a solar house• The IEA5 Solar House in the town of Pietarsaari was built in 1994• Geothermal heat, solar heat and electricity together with a high insulation level and low-energy windows feature the house• Significant reductions in energy consumption
  17. 17. Energy-efficient houses in coldclimateCertified house concept• The Paroc Passive House concept sets passive house requirements for northern buildings• The requirements for the energy efficiency of the building envelope: air-tightness, low heating need and total energy use, and good indoor air• The first passive house concept certified by VTT
  18. 18. Energy-efficient houses in coldclimateZero-energy in Helsinki, plus-energy in Madrid• A solar-powered zero-energy house called Luukku participated in the Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 competition• It is a net zero-energy building using the sun as the only source of energy
  19. 19. Green concepts in snow-whitesurroundingsLow-energy building concept hooks up with wood• Reponen Oy, a Finnish construction company built its first low-energy apartments in 2005• They have developed a concept for passive-house construction together with VTT: it saves up to 70 % of total energy consumption• The first low-energy high-rise in 2009
  20. 20. Green concepts in snow-whitesurroundingsNet zero-energy building in high latitudes• Two net-zero apartment buildings with similar architecture were constructed in Kuopio and Järvenpää• The cost analysis shows that the extra costs for this kind of building are from 10 to 15 %
  21. 21. Green concepts in snow-whitesurroundingsOffice buildings take a green stand• Vaisala’s new head office building was designed to be energy-efficient and self-sufficient• Photovoltaic panels produce 20 % of the building’s electricity consumption• Their own equipment used for monitoring the weather conditions
  22. 22. Green concepts in snow-whitesurroundingsA glimmer of light• The new Pilke House in Rovaniemi is an example of expertise in ecological wood construction• The building houses Metsähallitus, an enterprise responsible for managing state-owned forests
  23. 23. Green concepts in snow-whitesurroundingsFeel the pulse• Synergy Building is the future office and laboratory building for the Finnish Environment Institute• This sustainable building will create good practices for the public building sector• The building is based on the winning entry in an international competition
  24. 24. Green concepts insnow-whitesurroundingsEmisssion-free shopping• Jouni’s Store in Äkäslompolo is a northern mall with advanced heating and cooling system based on geothermal energy• The integrated building services system reduces emissions, saves up energy and cuts back energy costs
  25. 25. Green concepts in snow-whitesurroundingsEmisssion-free shopping• Puuvilla in the town of Pori is an old cotton factory turned into an emission-free shopping mall• It is a low-energy commercial building using geothermal and solar energy
  26. 26. Green concepts in snow-whitesurroundingsEmisssion-free shopping• A new home equipment store for Kodin Ykkönen will develop guidelines for the design and construction of very-low-energy commercial buildings• The measures include energy-efficient lighting, heat recovery and air-tightness of the building envelope
  27. 27. Green concepts in snow-whitesurroundingsHomes for the elderly, moulded toenergy efficiency• Homes for senior citizens typically are buildings of high energy use• Path of Happiness in Lahti will be a nearly zero-energy home for the elderly• The project will produce a model and design principles for this kind of buildings
  28. 28. A nature-friendly logistics centreruns on geoenergy• SOK is building a new logistics centre in Sipoo• The energy for heating and cooling will come from a hybrid heat pump plant using geothermal and solar energy as well as bioenergy from wood pellets• The plant’s CO2 emissions are only 400 tons per year
  29. 29. Strong expertise ininterdisciplinaryLED applicationsFirst in the world• Obelux Oy released the first LED Aviation Obstacle Light System in the world in 1996• The first high intensity obstacle lights with LED are being installed• Reliable and long lasting systems  a great benefit on sites difficult to access
  30. 30. Strong expertise ininterdisciplinaryLED applicationsMore than light• Valoya Oy supplies LED lighting to greenhouses• These LED lights save electricity since they produce exactly the light plants need• Advanced LED expertise combined with horticultural and photobiological know-how
  31. 31. Strong expertise ininterdisciplinary LED applicationsEnergy savings and road safety• Lumi Group has developed innovative LED solutions for street and area lighting• High quality with energy efficiency• Improvements in road safety with LED technology
  32. 32. Strong expertise ininterdisciplinaryLED applicationsShort payback periods• Greenlux Finland Oy delivers LED solutions for large office and public buildings: parking garages, warehouses and storages• The Stockholm-Arlanda Airport reports 50 to 80 % energy savings due to less maintenance• A payback period of less than three years
  33. 33. New swimming pool has moreunder the surface• Aurubis Finland Oy has delivered an architectonically integrated solar thermal system to the new public swimming pool complex in Pori• The system integrates the copper envelope with a hidden solar thermal energy solution• Solar energy produces 5 % of the total energy to heat the water
  34. 34. More bright ideas on solarenergy• Savo-Solar Oy has introduced a solar collector with vacuum nanocoating• The patented coating process enables to coat the complete absorber  more energy-efficient and stronger absorber• They assure a superior heat transfer
  35. 35. Helsinki ─ a cool citywith a smartheating system• Helsingin Energia, the energy company of Helsinki utilizes CHP plants in its energy production• District cooling produced in the same process as heat and electricity• New energy-efficient solution for data centres
  36. 36. Green IT-solutions• Academica Oy and Tieto Corporation use a data centre solution where the heat produced by servers is transmitted to the district heating network• Tieto data centre produces 30 GWh of energy per year  equivalent to heating 1,500 one-family houses
  37. 37. Better data on buildings andtheir environmental impactSmart 3D for better quality• Construction group Skanska applies Building Information Modelling BIM for visualising the building, calculating quantities and costs, procurement, scheduling and production planning• BIM can also be used for assessing the environmental impact
  38. 38. Better data on buildings andtheir environmental impactEnvironmental classification and sustainabilityassessment in use• The environmental classification system PromisE has been developed in Finland• The SuPerBuildings project is developing sustainability indicators and assessment methods• Environmental estimator for building design calculates environmental impacts
  39. 39. Better data on buildings andtheir environmental impactEcoPass calculates the sustainability of holidayhomes• EcoPass has been developed to assess the eco-efficiency of holiday homes• Six different indicators: location and accessibility; energy consumption; use of renewable energy, carbon footprint of construction, sorting and recycling, water supply and sewerage
  40. 40. Better data on buildings andtheir environmental impactHEKO for assessing eco-efficient urban development• The HEKO tool is used for urban development assessment in Helsinki• Based on ecological sustainability, environmental imperative and eco-efficiency
  41. 41. Better data on buildings andtheir environmental impactImproved working conditions• A sustainable work environment is economical: the space available for the organisation is optimal for its purposes and needs• New ways of working, and solutions that support them should improve employee satisfaction, and bring environmental and economic benefits
  42. 42. Finnish sustainability conceptsin international marketsSustainable, modern urban living in China• DigiEcoCityTM, a Finnish city concept is being implemented in China• The concept combines the innovations of digital technology with sustainable city development
  43. 43. Finnish sustainability conceptsin international marketsEcoCity ─ A hub for technological creativity andinnovation amid unspoiled nature• The EcoCity area in Mentougou district covers 17 villages of varying sizes• The EcoCity concept includes innovative town planning, energy-efficient housing, low-waste living, a closed water system, integrated telecommunications, low-emission traffic, efficient waste management and recycling, and emission-free local power generation
  44. 44. Finnish sustainability conceptsin international marketsEcological city planning in St. Petersburg• Finnish ecological and modern city planning has been applied in the EcoGrad project in St. Petersburg in Russia• The project developed a design concept for eco-efficient districts in this Russian metropolis
  45. 45. Finnish sustainability conceptsin international marketsWuxi Grand Theatre• PES-Architects have designed the opera house that is rising in the city of Wuxi in China• A comprehensive landmark of Finnish architecture, design and engineering
  46. 46. Finnish sustainability conceptsin international marketsWaste management by smart pneumatic collectiontechnology• The automated waste collection system by MariMatic Oy consumes only 1/3 of the energy of conventional systems• The most significant innovation: the reduction of the pipe diameter  fast installation, even in existing structures
  47. 47. Finnish sustainability conceptsin international marketsWaste management by smart pneumatic collectiontechnology• Ecosir Group is another Finnish company designing and supplying automated vacuum pipeline collecting systems for waste management• Their systems can transport one or several fractions of waste
  48. 48. Finnish sustainability conceptsin international marketsModular solutions combine sustainableand cozy living• Modular construction solutions represent an industrial breakthrough for construction• The modules delivered by NEAPO Corporation have been utilized in residential buildings• Beneficial to the environment: recyclable material and the building process uses less energy
  49. 49. Revolutionizing the urbantransport• The modern Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) system called Metropol combines the benefits of the bus service with the service of a private car• Advanced and smart ICT has enhanced possibilities to economically viable DRT services

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