City of Lappeenranta

Finland Mayor: Kimmo Jarva
Summary
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    Population 72495
  • km 2
    Area 1723.5
  • EUR
    GDP 2.7 Billion
  • emission
    Targets by N/A N/A
Targets

Targets by City of Lappeenranta

Energy efficiency target

 

0% Energy efficiency improvement by 2016

  • The City of Lappeenranta committed to increase its energy efficiency in Final energy and Local Government energy consumption by 0% by 2016 compared to 2005 levels.
  • This target will be achieved in Electricity and Heating & cooling sectors
Actions
Private sector's solar power installations - City of Lappeenranta
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Households in Lappeenranta have been active in installing solar power systems on their homes. At the end of September 2015 there was 42 privately owned, on-grid solar power installations in Lappeenranta. Total capacity for these is ca. 255 kWp. Local university has installed addtional 220 kWp. Together these account for 8% of the all solar power capacity in Finland.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
local action
CamBus - hybrid bus - City of Lappeenranta
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

CAMBUS, The prototype for a completely new hybrid bus will be used for public transport. It is to be built through a
collaborative project involving three educational institutions in Lappeenranta. City of Lappeenranta local transport procurement process was awarded as a public act of the end of September 2013.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
Energy advising - City of Lappeenranta
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  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: In operation

The aim of energy advising is to give people advising on energy saving in very wide sector like choice of heating system, building up new house or repairing old house, choice of household machine, choice of electrical cars etc. Advising offers for free thermal cameras on which can heat leaks been detected on the house. Advising organizes lectures and participates variety of different events. Funding only in 2013-2014 for starting up action. No funding 2015-> but still in progress.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Transport
  • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
  • Waste
Energy efficient street lighting - City of Lappeenranta
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

The city of Lappeenranta is replacing all street lights for energy efficient street lights. First 2900 street lights were changed to energy efficient ones in 2014. Replacing the street lights will continue until all 11 000 lights are changed. In 2014 energy efficient street lights saved 680 MWh energy. When all the lights are replaced the yearly energy saving will be about 2,6 GWh.

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
  • Facilities
  • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
local action
Myllymäki school and daycare - City of Lappeenranta
  • Start year: 2014
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Building of new school and day care in Myllymäki. Renewable energy is used in heating the building.
Energy savings are still under calculation.

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
local action
Environment program - City of Lappeenranta
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

City of Lappeenranta was one of the 14th best cities in the world wide WWF City Challenge communities. The subject of the competition was how communities mitigate climate change. The development of this success is due to the
change in energy production towards more sustainable direction. It is necessary to strengthen and plan the future development to ensure the good development. Other South Karelian communities share the same development and
challenges. In this project there will be made environmental programs for South Karelia and each of its communities. This is performed in Work package 1. Work Package 2 will concentrate on a future plan of energy production and
consumption. Lappeenranta technological university has a wide knowhow in energy issues and expertise will be used in this work package.
Small and medium size companies will attend in both work packages. The change in energy use and production will bring new opportunities for companies. Companies joining work packages will be found during project.
Environmental Program of South Karelian Communities will be performed during 2014-2016. Work packages will be partly concluded as an external services.emissions, no over-consumption and sustainable well-being. In the resource efficient city project Lappeenranta created a road map outlining long-term sustainable well-being targets and the measures required for achieving them. The road map shows what the region must do to create sustainable city based on aspects such as energy production and consumption, and community structure. The city of Lappeenranta also committed to create operating models for saving on natural resources, reducing emissions and enhancing the well-being of local residents.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Transport
  • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
  • Waste
  • Other Emissions
Towards resource efficient city - City of Lappeenranta
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

Towards resource efficient city project aims to promote the wise use of natural resources and create the preconditions for sustainable well-being and success. The 2050 targets are: no waste, no emissions, no over-consumption and sustainable well-being. In the resource efficient city project Lappeenranta created a road map outlining long-term sustainable well-being targets and the measures required for achieving them. The road map shows what the region must do to create sustainable city based on aspects such as energy production and consumption, and community structure. The city of Lappeenranta also committed to create operating models for saving on natural resources, reducing emissions and enhancing the well-being of local residents.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Transport
  • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
  • Waste
  • Other Emissions
local action
Solar power production in the public properties - City of Lappeenranta
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

City of Lappeenranta is installing solar power for public properties. There is 5,5 kWp solar power plant installed on the harbour. New 49 kWp solar power plants will be installed on the roofs for Myllymäki daycare center and firestation in 2016.

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
  • Facilities
local action
Solid waste treatment in Lappeenranta - City of Lappeenranta
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

Lappeenranta solid waste treatment includes separation of waste in biowaste, drywaste, paper, cardboard, glass and metal. Biowaste is treated in komposting plant and dry waste is used for energy.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Waste
Eco-efficient energy service - City of Lappeenranta
  • Start year:
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: In operation

Eco-efficient energy service will enable property-owners and citizens to compare different energy solutions, with different indicators for energy production, such as cost, pay-back time and saved CO2 emissions. The web-based service can be used by private people, large property-owners and for example energy designers and other professionals.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Other Emissions
local action
Wind power production - City of Lappeenranta
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  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

Partial ownership of the wind power companies TuuliSaimaa Oy and Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy. Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy was the first in Finland to introduce a megawatt-scale wind farm in 1999. Hyötytuuli has two wind farms in operation, located in Pori and in Raahe and one wind farm is under construction and will start the production in June 2016. The total annual electricity production of the wind farms is approximately 205 GWh. First in land wind power park in Finland, Tuulimuukko, was built by TuuliSaimaa Oy in 2013. Tuulimuukko consists of seven 3 MW turbines and it's annual electricity production is approximately 38 GWh.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Other Emissions
local action
Public city transport program 2020 and cycling - City of Lappeenranta
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

Lappeenranta City council has approved a Public city transport program 2020 in year 2012. Its vision for 2020 include the following:

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Sectors:
  • Transport
local action
Green Energy Showroom network - City of Lappeenranta
  • Start year: 2013
  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status: In operation

The Green Energy Showroom network is a business-oriented concept now implemented in the South Karelia region. The aim is to provide a display vehicle for local enterprises developing and marketing innovative high-tech solutions in the fields of energy, environmental technology and sustainable development
In addition, Green Energy Showroom is an integrated approach aimed at putting the region’s new green strategy into action. For implementation of this strategy, the expertise of the university is combined with both existing and innovative new entrepreneurship. For local residents, the network is a practical source of information on regional enterprises, actors and measures, while also serving as an incentive for participation.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Transport
  • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
  • Waste
  • Other Emissions
Waste water treatment plant for regional waste water - City of Lappeenranta
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

A New waste water treatment plant is beeing built for community waste water treatment. The capasity is 20.000 m3/day. The plant will be built 5 phased includin primary separation, chemical separation, biological treatment, clearance and diffusion/osmosis treatment. There will also be built a biogas treatment unit for the sewage sludge. Biogas unit will probably be built in another area.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Waste
local action
Finnish Carbon Neutral Municipalities (HINKU) - City of Lappeenranta
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  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

Hinku- municipalities aim to degrease CO2 - emissions 80 %. From 2007 to 2030. HINKU project is run by Finnish Environmental Institute (SYKE). City of Lappeenranta has joined the project in 2014. Lappeenranta has made HINKU roadmap and annual program for different municipal actors to decrease emissions.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Transport
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
  • Waste
Kaukaan Voima Oy, biofuelpowerplant - City of Lappeenranta
  • Start year: 2007
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

Change of energy source from natural gas to biomass through investment on a new biofuelpowerplant

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
Kivisalmi pumping station - City of Lappeenranta
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  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

Kivisalmi pumping station has an important role in reducing the nutrient concentrations of the Little Saimaa waterway.
Main targets in the restoration of Little Saimaa:
- to increase the water exchange rate
- to reduce external nutrient load
Measures to be taken in the water area:
- changing the flow conditions
- managing the fish populations and removing reeds
In the catchment area:
- building wetlands and other water protection structures
- enhancing the availability of information, advisory services and training
Pumping station is an energy-efficient pump
- a horizontal axial flow propeller pump
- powered by a permanent-magnet engine
- the flow was planned with special care
- around four times more efficient than commercial alternatives
- developed at the Lappeenranta University of Technology
- a low head and large size increase the energy-efficiency
Pump capacity
- can transfer 10 cubic meters of water per second
- the water is transferred through the tunnel excavated under the Taipalsaari road
- utilizes the top quality water of the Greater Saimaa
- extends the operations of Vehkataipale pumping station
- the energy-efficient pump is wind-powered and is thus completely carbon emission -free
Verified impacts 2014-2015
- the overall phosphorous level was reduced by nearly 40%
- the total amount of nitrogen was reduced by around 10%
- the water has become clearer and the turbidity level had dropped by over 30%
- these changes correspond with the model calculations that were made before the restoration project begun.

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
  • Facilities
local action
City offices transforming green - City of Lappeenranta
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  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

City of Lappeenranta is taking action into having more green office environment. This is part of City's Carbon Neutral Municipalities Project in which Lappeenranta joined in 2014.
Steps to greener office:
- initial evaluation of the situation in the office
- inquiry to the employees about the sustainable targets
- taking action towards the chosen sustainable activities
- follow up and new targets
City of Lappeenranta has an own visual appearance for green issues and posters etc. are spead around the offices. Digital marketing is also important, including intranet and web pages.
Example of the poster is attached.
In 2015 these offices started to be green:
- City administration
- Lappeenranta Region’s Environmental Office

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
  • Transport
  • Waste
Public city transport program 2020 and cycling - City of Lappeenranta
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

Lappeenranta City council has approved a Public city transport program 2020 in year 2012. Its vision for 2020 include the following:

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Sectors:
  • Mobility
local action
Green Energy Showroom network - City of Lappeenranta
  • Start year: 2013
  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status: In operation

The Green Energy Showroom network is a business-oriented concept now implemented in the South Karelia region. The aim is to provide a display vehicle for local enterprises developing and marketing innovative high-tech solutions in the fields of energy, environmental technology and sustainable development
In addition, Green Energy Showroom is an integrated approach aimed at putting the region’s new green strategy into action. For implementation of this strategy, the expertise of the university is combined with both existing and innovative new entrepreneurship. For local residents, the network is a practical source of information on regional enterprises, actors and measures, while also serving as an incentive for participation.

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Sectors:
  • Mobility
  • Land use regulations
Lappeenranta 2028 strategy - City of Lappeenranta
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  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

Long term city strategy is legally binding for all cities in Finland.
City of Lappeenranta has chosen both short term and long term objectives and sustainability is a great influencer in the strategy.
In 2028 City of Lappeenranta would like to be a leader in renewable energy and green technologies. This involves many actions and city is actively promoting them.
Lappeenranta is known as the International University City in Finland. We are also the Commercial Center of South-East Finland and the meeting point of the EU and Russia appr. 200 km away from both Helsinki and St. Petersburg. Lappeenranta is a home for approximately 73 000 residents.

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Sectors:
  • Mobility
  • Human health
local action
Baltic Cleantech Testbeds -project - City of Lappeenranta
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

SMEs face barriers to internationalization and growth such as lack of knowledge about export markets, insufficent access to financing for export activities, and limited resources for sales and marketing. In the BSR, SMEs are operating in small and fragmentated markets. This is also the case in the cleantech sector which slows down market uptake of innovations and environmental improvements. Likewise municipal organizations face bottlenecks such as lack of information about new technologies, in particular in other countries, and lack of knowledge about financing instruments.

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local action
Wirma Lappeenranta Green Office - City of Lappeenranta
  • Start year: 2013
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

WWF's Green Office is an environmental management system for offices. With its help, workplaces are able to reduce their burden on the environment, achieve savings and slow down climate change. Wirma Lappeenranta Oy is Lappeenranta City development company, were is working 23 employees. Wirma's offices are located in Lappeenranta City center, University campus area and St. Petersburg. Wirma's office in St. Petersburg is going to be the first Green Office in Russia. The long term goal is also adopt Green Office to Lappeenranta City organization totally.

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local action
Take a bus -day - City of Lappeenranta
  • Start year: 2013
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: Completed

The two-day event, called Mennään Bussilla – Free Public Transport, has been organised by the City of Lappeenranta in cooperation with its local partners. Transport will be free-of charge in all central districts of Lappeenranta. During the 2-day event 16.000 people used public transport and is about 10,000 more passengers than compared to the previous weekend.
Number of passengers in public transport has increased more than 200.000 persons since year 2010. Total number of passengers in 2014 was more than 1.550.000.

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Sectors:
  • Mobility
local action
Green Flag/Eco-Schools in Lappeenranta - City of Lappeenranta
  • Start year: 2005
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: In operation

The international Eco-Schools / Green Flag environmental education program for kindergartens and schools as well as learning institutions and leisure operators. 4 schools/kindergartens participate from Lappeenranta

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Sectors:
  • Human health
local action
Inventories
Community inventories

GHG emission from City of Lappeenranta
GHG inventory in
Government operations inventory

The City of Lappeenranta has reported 1 government operational inventory, since 2014. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2014, the Waste management is identified as key emission source.

GHG emission from City of Lappeenranta
GHG inventory in 2014

Mayor Kimmo Jarva
City of Lappeenranta, Finland

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Initiative

Earth Hour City Challenge 2015-2016
Earth Hour City Challenge 2013-2014
Earth Hour City Challenge
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