Finland

Urban Living Labs are development environments that integrate residents and other stakeholders to develop and test new solutions in their daily life. The users of the new services or solutions are active partners in the whole development process, which happens in the real urban context. Urban Living Labs utilize various co-design methods for understanding the needs, generating solution ideas, presenting ideas and evaluating the solutions in practice. In addition, citizen participation methods are used for participation in decision making and taking action.  
Post date: 14 Jun 2016
Type: Publication

This report presents establishment and implementation process of the six Urban Living Labs carried out in Alby and Peltosaari, and is a continuation of the report D 3.1 & D 3.2 Selection of Urban Living Labs in Alby and Peltosaari. The lessons learnt in setting up the Urban Living Labs and results of the evaluations will be reported in D 4.1 & 4.2 Evaluation of the Urban Living Labs in Alby and Peltosaari.  
Post date: 14 Jun 2016
Type: Publication

This report presents a proposal for nZEB renovations of residential buildings for Finnish cities Helsinki, Espoo and Porvoo. Similar methods and guidance can be applied even though these cities have different kinds of building stock.  
Post date: 14 Jun 2016
Type: Publication

The national/regional reports from the recently released Concerted Action EPBD Book "2016 – Implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) – Featuring Country Reports" are now available as individual files, accessible from the updated Country Facts section of BUILD UP, as well the CA EPBD website.
Post date: 25 May 2016
Type: News

This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Finland, as updated at the end of 2014.   The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), describing among other things:  
Post date: 17 May 2016
Type: Publication

On 3 May 2016, the European Commission announced the shortlisted cities that will advance to the final stage of the European Green Capital 2018 and European Green Leaf 2017 award competitions. These cities are:   For European Green Capital:  
Post date: 9 May 2016
Type: News

IEE NeZeR project promotes implementation and smart integration of Nearly Zero Energy Building Renovation (NZEBR) measures and deployment of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in the European renovation market. Successful business models are necessary for facilitating and accelerating NZEBR and the deployment of RES.   This report has collected and analysed relevant business models for NZEBR from several business models developed and assessed in other EU-funded research projects. This information will support companies planning to develop NZEBR concepts.
Post date: 5 May 2016
Type: Publication

Proposal of relevant fiscal incentives and other control instruments for supporting nearly zero-energy renovation   The IEE NeZeR project promotes the implementation and smart integration of Nearly Zero Energy Building Renovation (NZEBR) measures and the deployment of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in the European renovation market.  
Post date: 4 May 2016
Type: Publication

SBE16 Tallinn and Helsinki Conference   The SBE16 Conference will take place on 5-7 October 2016 in Tallinn (Estonia) and Helsinki (Finland), focusing on building green and deep renovation.     The conference themes include the following:   Investing in high performance How to measure green? Nearly zero-energy buildings Deep, integrated renovation Energy aspects in land use planning  
Post date: 12 Feb 2016
Type: Event

Seraing gets mobile, raising the ranks of smart cities in Belgium   Last December 2, Agoria, the Belgian federation of technology & industry, organized the 4th edition of its smart cities forum. The day brought together a large audience of municipalities, public agencies and private actors to share the very best initiatives in the country and beyond.   
Post date: 4 Feb 2016
Type: News