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LIFE EconomisE Project

Value for money: unlocking the investment potential for resilient low-carbon Finnish building stock

The project aims at reducing emissions through various engagement activities carried out in the framework of the ‘EconomisE Platform’. We intend to bring together representatives from all the key stakeholder groups to co-create solutions for energy efficient and resilient buildings. The project started in June 2017 and will continue until June 2020. In Finnish

What?

The LIFE EconomisE project will demonstrate how influencing financial flows for the decarbonisation of building stock can deliver significant contributions towards 2020 and 2030 Climate and Energy targets, with special emphasis placed on working within the Paris Agreement’s temperature goals of 1.5/2°C.

How?

The EconomisE project will reduce emissions through a cooperative EconomisE Platform, work with institutional investors and municipalities while acting as a catalyst for a low carbon and resilient economy. The project activities will include matchmaking and co-creation events, workshops, awareness-raising training sessions and expert assistance to the municipalities.

Why?

Buildings have an enormous role to play in the EU's attempts to slash greenhouse gas emissions. According to the Finnish Climate Panel (2014), increasing the energy efficiency of the existing buildings and ensuring the high low-carbon standards for new buildings might lead to 45-52% cut in energy consumption by 2050. Deep energy renovation of existing buildings is considered the most important task for energy savings in the building sector since it is expected that the buildings that are in place today will still form 70% of the building stock in 2050.

Who?

The EconomisE project is coordinated by WWF Finland and implemented in partnership with the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and SYKLI Environmental School of Finland. The project is co-financed by the EU LIFE Climate Governance and Information programme.

When?

15.6.2017–15.6.2020

Project objectives

  • Enabling coordinated multi-stakeholder action with the use of the EconomisE platform in order to develop new projects and business ideas. 
  • Cooperation with the institutional investors to bring about a shift towards low-carbon investment, explicitly focused on decarbonisation of buildings and improved climate resilience.
  • Empowering decision-makers and civil servants in the cities and the municipalities to make investment decisions concerning building stock that take into account best practices and life cycle assessment.

What's new?

Media release 21.11.2017 (in Finnish): "Buildings have great potential for saving energy"

Contact information

WWF

Kata Kreft-Burman
Project coordinator
tel. +358 50 520 8918
kata.kreft-burman@wwf.fi

SYKLI Environmental School of Finland

Mia O’Neill
Project Manager
p. +358 50 586 0284
mia.oneill@sykli.fi

Read more about project actions of SYKLI

The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)

Pasi Tainio
Design engineer
tel. +358 295 251 676
pasi.tainio@ymparisto.fi

LIFE EconomisE

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