Nearly-zero energy building renovation is done in the EU-Gugle project. It is an European wide project which aims to demonstrate the feasibility of nearly-zero energy building renovation models in 6 pilot cities in view of triggering large-scale, Europe-wide replication in smart cities and communities by 2020. Tampere is one these cities.Read More Read Less
Tampereen Sähkölaitos Oy’s (Tampere Power Utility Ltd) strategy: Renewable energy will account for at least 50% of the total by 2025. Between 2009 and 2010 the amount of renewable energy increased by 83 % (225 GWh)
ECO2 has participated in the development of decentralized renewable energy production models with the Tampere Sähkölaitos Oy (Tampere Power Utility Ltd) and others in the field.
Finland's six largest city leaders founded the Climate Network of City Leaders in the spring of 2011. Helsinki, Espoo, Tampere, Vantaa, Turku and Oulu are involved in this network. These cities have actively implemented climate initiatives. Implementation has enhanced cooperation between the cities and various joint climate projects have been started. Tampere has a leading role in this work.Read More Read Less
ECO2 – Eco-efficient Tampere 2020 is a City of Tampere project, whose start-up phase in 2010–2012 was supported by Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund. ECO2 project continues until 2020, which is the target year of EU climate commitments.
Aims of the ECO2 project:
* To develope co-operation in eco-efficient and low-carbon business with other units of the city, company partners and researchers
* To promote co-operation between actors contributing to the city´s development to generate low-carbon and eco-efficient tools and policies.
* To participate in marketing and public relations of all urban development eco-efficient projects.
Since the launch of the ECO2-project, the importance of climate and energy issues in the city has grown steadily. The eco-efficiency of new urban plans is assessed comprehensively and energy system analyses in new areas are being made. Finland’s first passive energy daycare centre started its operation in Tampere in the beginning of 2012. A new information centre for energy-efficiency in construction and housing was opened in 2011. Tampere Power Authority has increased the share of renewable energy considerably. In the field of sustainable mobility, the planning of a new light rail tram system is going forward steadily and many improvements in the conditions of cycling and walking have been made. Tampere was named the Finnish cycling city of the year in 2013. The most energy efficient residential area was built in Tampere (Vuores-area). The amount of GHG emissions has been going down since 2010.
(1411,6 ktons of CO2e in 2010 / 1132,8 ktons of CO2e in 2012)
During the past few years, the City of Tampere has been active in developing the city planning process towards eco-efficiency. Eco-efficiency has been elevated to one of the most important objectives of local master and local detailed plans. The ECO2 – Eco-efficient Tampere 2020 –project has been an important resource in this development. (ECO2 has been listed as one of the measures, see the description for more details on ECO2). Tampere has participated in the development of two eco-efficiency tools for zoning. New tools and operational practices have also been developed for calculating solar and wind energy capacity in a certain area.Read More Read Less
In summer 2010, Tampere launched a city bike system. The popularity of cycling increased in 2012, due to improved conditions for cycling through investments such as new cycling routes. In the city centre, the improvements included a tunnel under the railway and a bridge over the Tammerkoski rapids for pedestrian and cycling traffic. This increased the smoothness of the cycling routes in the city centre.
In 2012 Tampere organized the Minä poljen (I cycle) campaign. The large-scale campaign involved the city of Tampere’s department for Economic
and Urban Development, Ekokumppanit Oy, and the local cycling associations Kaupin Kanuunat ry and Tampereen polkupyöräilijät ry.
The number of cyclists has increased by 47% between 2000 and the end of 2012.
The city’s actions to promote cycling have not gone unnoticed on a national scale.The network of cycling municipalities selected Tampere the cycling municipality of the year in March 2013.
Tampere has spent around 3-4 million € per year on improving cycling and walking infrastructure.
TARMO, which stands for “Making the Tampere sub-region’s residential buildings energy efficient” in Finnish, is a group renovation project planned by EcoFellows Ltd and ECO2 – Eco-efficient Tampere 2020. TARMO will help housing companies with group renovations, in which common surveys will be conducted and energy renovation plans drawn up for houses of a same age built using similar engineering techniques.Read More Read Less
The city of Tampere is constantly looking for ways to reduce emissions. With the strategy on electric transport, Tampere aims at being a national forerunner in the field. Tampere will develop incentives for electric transport and invest in electric cars and charging infrastructure.Read More Read Less
The City of Tampere has reported 2 Community emission inventories, since 2012. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2012, the Stationary energy, Transport, Waste management, Agriculture, forest and other land use and Agriculture, forest and other land use are identified as key emission sources.
Mayor Anna-Kaisa IkonenCity of Tampere, Finland