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Helsinki promotes climate and circular economy objectives in renovation projects of residential buildings

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 teste...

Service Centre Helsinki's new procurement of work clothes did not compromise on sustainability

The aim of the recently launched work clothes procurement of the Service Centre Helsinki was to acquire durable, functional and safe work clothes for employees working in various positions. To support...

Municipalities’ climate emissions decreased by 7.4% in 2020

According to a preliminary data calculation by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), municipalities’ total climate emissions decreased by 7.4% in 2020 compared to the previous year.

The first summer of Hyvinkää’s city bike pilot was a success despite the coronavirus

The city's goal in the Canemure project is to promote low-carbon mobility solutions. The city, which belongs to the municipalities of Hinku and Fisu, has its own sustainable mobility programme until 2...

Renewable energy investments have a significant impact on the regional economy

According to a study by the Finnish Environment Institute, in addition to emission reductions, investments in renewable energy have a significant positive impact on the regional economy. The more prod...

Municipalities have a new tool for directing emission reduction measures

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has published a new greenhouse gas emission reduction planning tool that supports the climate work of municipalities and regions.

City of Lohja calculates the carbon footprint of the Lohja Housing Fair’s houses

Lohja has decided to calculate the carbon footprint and carbon handprint of the houses in the Housing Fair area. For the first time, the Ministry of the Environment's updated low-carbon assessment met...

Development of biogas production and waste recycling in Puolanka, in Kainuu

Puolanka was the first municipality in Kainuu to join the network of Hinku municipalities in December 2020. Puolanka is also included in the Energy Efficiency Agreement 2017–2025. In the background is...

Municipalities’ climate emissions decreased by 5.5% in 2019

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

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 ...

Construction emissions may now be compared – new emissions database lays foundation for statutory guidance of low-carbon construction

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 ...

New research reveals municipal climate network’s positive impacts on local level climate work

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 n...

Carbon footprint to steer the procurement of new construction project

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 add...

Wise land use solutions bring considerable climate benefits

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 pu...

Lappeenranta and South Karelia seeking to become role models in climate work

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

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....

Rauma companies see their consumption in real time – one third of emissions eliminated

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

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...

New study: The Hinku network has a positive impact on municipal climate work

Joining the Towards Carbon Neutral Municipalities (Hinku) network has lowered the climate emissions of municipalities. The majority of Hinku municipalities also feel that joining the network has impro...

Discovering sustainable transport options with KULKURI calculator

With the KULKURI calculator developed by the Finnish Environment Institute, anyone can easily calculate the costs of transport without owning a car. The tool also calculates climate emissions produced...


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