The session will reflect how carbon-neutral building could be achieved. It focuses both on carbon calculating and energy transition. In 2025 carbon footprinting in new buildings becomes a mandatory requirement for a building permit. What does this mean for the building industry and the Environment? Can energy communities take us to the next level in smart energy solutions? Come and hear from top experts and learn from case examples from Finland and abroad.
This track is especially targeted to experts and researchers both from private and public sectors.
Host: Managing Director and CEO Miimu Airaksinen, Finnish Association of Civil Engineers, RIL
Professor in Sustainable building, Holger Wallbaum, Chalmers University of Technology
Project Manager, Ulla Hahn, FutureBuilt
Finnish multi-story timber frame buildings, Associate Professor Markku Karjalainen, Tampere University
Carbon footprints and handprints: Searching for the balance in the built environment, Senior Specialist Matti Kuittinen, Ministry of the Environment
Case: Carbon footprint estimation tool for construction investments in Turku, Helsinki and Tampere, Ann-Sofi Österberg and Johanna Korpikoski, City of Turku
Energy communities – latest regulatory updates, Senior Adviser Tatu Pahkala, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Case: demand-response in district heating, Janne Heinonen, Enermix and Timo Heikkilä, Tampere Utility company
Case Ilokkaanpuisto – the first residential area in Europe powered by a remote photovoltaic plant, Jukka Mäkelä, Aurinkotekno
Hosted by researcher Pasi Toiviainen, Aalto University
Panelists: Ulla Hahn, Matti Kuittinen, Tatu Pahkala and Holger Wallbaum