Carbon Neutral Building & Energy

About this track

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.


Towards carbon-neutral building through carbon calculating
Energy communities in energy transition

This track is especially targeted to experts and researchers both from private and public sectors.

This track is organized by

City of Tampere

Energy Wise Cities


kasvuun Pirkanmaalla


Tuesday 28th | Room: iSense | Finnkino Plevna

09:00 – 09:15 Opening speech by Teppo Rantanen, City of Tampere
09:15 – 09:45 CONFERENCE KEYNOTE by Martin Brynskov, chair of the OASC
09:45 – 10:00 CONFERENCE KEYNOTE by Gila Gamliel MK, Israel’s Minister for Social Equality
10:00 – 10:45 International panel discussion: Smart Cities in a Changing World | Lead by Teppo Rantanen, Executive Director, City of Tampere

Carbon-neutral building and energy | Room: 7

Host: Managing Director and CEO Miimu Airaksinen, Finnish Association of Civil Engineers, RIL

11.00-12.15 Introduction: Carbon neutral building – International experiences

How to build a carbon-neutral future? Learnings from international best practices

Professor in Sustainable building, Holger Wallbaum, Chalmers University of Technology

The quest for sustainable buildings and districts

Project Manager, Ulla Hahn, FutureBuilt

12.15-13.15 Lunch
13.15-14.20 Towards carbon neutral building through carbon calculating

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, Tytti Bruce-Hyrkäs, Bionova Oy

14.20-16.00 Energy communities in energy transition
14:20 – 14:50 Energy communities – latest regulatory updates, Senior Adviser Tatu Pahkala, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
14.50-15.20 Coffee break

15:20 – 15:40 Case: demand-response in district heating, Janne Heinonen, Enermix

15:40 – 16:00 lIokkaanpuisto Net Zero Energy Buildings – Off-site Renewable Energy Production, Jukka Mäkelä, Aurinkotekno

16.00-16.45 Panel and discussion: Energy communities and zero emission building in urban district

Hosted by PhD researcher Pasi Toiviainen, Aalto University

Panelists: Ulla Hahn, Matti Kuittinen, Tatu Pahkala and Holger Wallbaum

16.45-16.50 Wrap-up and closing words
16.50  End of the program

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