Mr. Mäkelä (M.Sc. in Civil Engineering) has a background in a construction industry. He has successfully developed and managed wide range of large real estate and construction projects thru his career since 1995.
Topic of speech
IlIokkaanpuisto Net Zero Energy Buildings – Off-site Renewable Energy Production
The project focuses to the development of a new concept utilizing off-site utility scale renewable energy power plants when building Net Zero Energy Buildings. The off-site power plants don’t connect directly to the buildings, which own the plants, thru any type of power lines. Instead the renewable energy is been delivered to the buildings thru the local lines. Using this approach, the designers will first use all possible cost-effective energy efficiency strategies, and then implement off-site energy sources to reach the Net Zero Energy Buildings classification. This project is being piloted in Finland in actual project with the city of Tampere.