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Municipalities’ climate emissions decreased by 5.5% in 2019 2021-05-31 8:46
According to a recent calculation by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), municipal climate emissions decreased by 5.5 per cent in 2019 compared to the previous year.
Climate-smart planning can reduce almost a third of the street renovation's emissions 2021-04-12 9:04
The City of Helsinki works determinedly to decrease the emissions of infrastructure construction and to promote circular economy in infrastructure projects. Planning, technical solutions and material choices have significant impact on how much emissions the construction work produces. New innovations in materials or machinery, for example, can reduce emissions in the future roadworks.
Construction emissions may now be compared – new emissions database lays foundation for statutory guidance of low-carbon construction 2021-03-01 10:15
A new service opened today provides impartial data on the climate impacts of construction products used in Finland, such as carbon footprint and handprint, material efficiency and recyclability. This information harmonises the calculation of greenhouse gas emissions throughout the life cycle of buildings, facilitating low-carbon building design. The service is free of charge and open to everyone.
New research reveals municipal climate network’s positive impacts on local level climate work 2021-02-05 10:00
Joining the Towards Carbon Neutral Municipalities (Hinku) network has led to lower greenhouse gas emission levels in member municipalities in Finland. The majority of Hinku municipalities found that network membership has also improved the effectiveness of local climate work, according to a recent study by the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE.
Carbon footprint to steer the procurement of new construction project 2021-02-02 17:10
In the new Kuninkaantammi residential area, there will be in near future constructed apartment buildings of which procurement was steered by a low carbon footprint. In practice, this means that in addition to increasing energy efficiency the aim is to minimize the emissions of construction and material production.
Wise land use solutions bring considerable climate benefits 2020-12-21 10:44
Municipalities and regions can cut back their climate emissions and strengthen their carbon sinks through climate-friendly agriculture and forestry practices and land use solutions. The most recent publications by the Canemure product compile the best practices of the land use sector.
Lappeenranta and South Karelia seeking to become role models in climate work 2020-12-21 10:37
The Canemure project is part of the long-term climate strategy of the South Karelia region and the City of Lappeenranta as well as their goal of becoming role models in climate-wise operations.
Building a lush, green city in Turku 2020-12-21 10:28
The City of Turku aims to be carbon neutral by 2029. The Blue-Green Factor is one of the many measures used in the city’s award-winning climate work to assess the climate sustainability of yard areas. The Canemure subproject in Turku promotes the systematic use of the Blue-Green Factor in urban construction.
Rauma companies see their consumption in real time – one third of emissions eliminated 2020-12-21 10:18
Rauman Meriteollisuuskiinteistöt analyses the electricity, district heating and water consumption of its tenants. Knowing the consumption of the real estate helps discover savings.
Carbon footprint reveals the environmental load of procurement 2020-12-21 10:00
In procurement, the use of a carbon footprint seems like a good idea: a numerical value to identify climate impact and guide procurement alongside costs. But how viable is the carbon footprint as part of public procurement? The Canemure subproject of the City of Helsinki is currently investigating this question.
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