Finland

Take part in the ongoing call for contributions to unlock the potential of energy efficiency in buildings as a global asset. Open until 2 October 2015. Note that the most recent ICP Europe Technical Forum web meeting took place on Thursday 24th September.  
Post date: 23 Sep 2015
Type: News

The increasing cost of traditional energy sources and the availability of new emerging building technologies in lighting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, insulation, energy monitoring as well as integrated renewable energy technologies and management of the buildings are expected to increase the global market for low carbon solutions.
Post date: 15 Sep 2015
Type: News

BUILD UP Skills Finland aims to implement a quality-driven training and change process in construction and help achieve the ambitious energy efficiency objectives of the construction industry.   The project runs from October 2013 to March 2016. It will play a part in supporting national policies on promoting energy efficiency in construction and the development of in-work expertise.   The key measures of the project are as follows:  
Post date: 11 Sep 2015
Type: Link

Funded by the HORIZON 2020 programme of the European Union, the aim of CITYkeys project is to develop and validate, with the aid of cities, key performance indicators and data collection procedures for the common and transparent monitoring as well as the comparability of smart city solutions across European cities. 
Post date: 8 Sep 2015
Type: Link

This report describes the selection process of the above modernization and social upgrading actions for which Urban Living Labs will be developed and set up in Alby (Sweden) and Peltosaari (Finland). 
Post date: 4 Sep 2015
Type: Publication

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: 4 Sep 2015
Type: Publication

Under the European Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU, EU countries should set up an energy efficiency obligation scheme. This scheme requires energy companies to achieve yearly energy savings of 1.5% of annual sales to final consumers.In order to reach this target, companies have to carry out measures which help final consumers improve energy efficiency. This may include improving the heating system in consumers' homes, installing double glazed windows, or better insulating roofs to reduce energy consumption.
Post date: 13 Aug 2015
Type: Publication

Pohjoismaiden Investointipankki (NIB) käynnistää yhdessä Suomen Hypoteekkiyhdistyksen (Hypo) kanssa asuinrakennusten ympäristöinvestointeihin tarkoitetun 10 miljoonan euron lainaohjelman. 
Post date: 25 Jun 2015
Type: News

The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB), together with Finland’s mortgage lending institution Suomen Hypoteekkiyhdistys (Hypo), is launching a EUR 10 million loan programme to finance improvements to the environmental efficiency of residential buildings in Finland. 
Post date: 25 Jun 2015
Type: News

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Post date: 3 Jun 2015
Type: Tool