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The green deeds of Hiidensalmi originated from the choices of the fair builders 2021-12-14 12:15
The carbon footprints and carbon handprints of the houses in Hiidensalmi are currently being calculated using the Ministry of the Environment’s updated low-carbon assessment method. The life cycle review makes visible how the many choices made by the builder affect the carbon footprint of the entire life cycle of the house.
Climate issues are widely taken into account in the houses of the Hiidensalmi Housing Fair Area in Lohja 2021-12-13 17:29
The carbon footprints and carbon handprints of houses in Hiidensalmi have been calculated using the Ministry of the Environment's updated low-carbon assessment method. The life cycle review makes visible how the many choices made by the builder affect the carbon footprint of the entire life cycle of the house.
Turku strengthens the city's carbon sinks and promotes the green efficiency of its yards 2021-12-10 12:28
In its Canemure sub-project, the City of Turku invests in climate change mitigation in urban planning. Turku has strongly embraced the promotion of green efficiency as part of its city planning and building supervision. Green efficiency refers to the amount of vegetation in relation to built area.
Traffic indicators point to the renewal of the passenger car fleet 2021-12-08 15:37
In the regions, transport is a key target area for emission reduction measures, and emission reductions are implemented, for example, through the renewal of the passenger car fleet. The goal is to halve domestic transport emissions by 2030 compared to 2005 levels.
Tampere encourages residents and commuters to join the commuter train 2021-11-25 16:23
The objective of the Canemure sub-project “Connecting to the Public Transport Trunk Network” in Tampere city region is to create sustainable mobility and smooth travel chains. Particular attention is paid to commuting, as it accounts for a large part of the region's climate emissions from transport.
Helsinki renovates its streets in a climate-smart and cost-effective way 2021-11-24 11:57
A key means of reducing emissions is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from construction and the use of buildings. This can be done, for example, by renovating the streets in a climate-smart way. In Helsinki, the Hämeentie street section between Toukola and Vanhakaupunki will be renovated in the technically best way, while taking into account the climate impacts.
Carbon sequestration potential of recycled concrete is investigated at Topinpuisto, Turku 2021-11-19 13:00
The CO2ncrete Solution project investigates how concrete absorbs carbon. The investigation examines the size of the carbon stock formed by the Finnish concrete stock and the potential of the concrete recycling phase to act as a carbon sink and stock. The results will help municipalities mitigate climate change.
Enhanced monitoring of the process of joining the energy efficiency agreement – Removal from the Hinku network possible 2021-11-18 10:26
In the future, more attention will be paid to the implementation of the criteria for the municipalities belonging to and joining the Towards Carbon Neutral Municipalities (Hinku) network. If a current Hinku municipality has not joined the municipal energy efficiency agreement (KETS) by the end of 2022, the municipality will be removed from the Hinku network. New municipalities have one year to implement KETS.
Mitigating climate emissions from peat fields with paludiculture 2021-11-17 13:35
In its Canemure sub-project, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is testing an effective means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from peat fields, paludiculture, under Finnish conditions. The project also promotes the market for wetland products by bringing together farmers and enterprises in the sector.
Helsinki promotes climate and circular economy objectives in renovation projects of residential buildings 2021-10-07 8:52
There are only a few practical experiences of using carbon footprint calculations, energy optimisation and circular economy solutions in the building renovations. The City of Helsinki mapped and tested various options that take the climate and circular economy objectives into account in a renovation project, which aimed to increase awareness of low-emission and resource-wise reconstruction at city level. The residential buildings, build at the turn of the 1970s, of the project are located in the
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