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Energy efficient buildings and communities

VTT develops and offers solutions for energy efficient buildings and cities with the aim of saving energy, opposing climate change and reducing its effects.

VTT’s solutions cover the comprehensive evaluation and development of buildings and cities, ranging from urban planning to the functionality of buildings and cities at the occupation stage. Our broad file materials and effective tools allow for the reliable investigation of eco-efficiency.

VTT’s Finnish High-Tech Ecocity™ concept has been designed for use as a development tool for entire cities. The aim is to contribute to a comfortable low or zero emission city with first-class energy efficiency and services. The concept is ideal for developing new and existing cities alike. It allows for the development of unique, eco-efficient solutions for the needs of different types of cities.

VTT offers cities energy efficient, economical lifecycle concepts which are based on well functioning regional, structural and spatial solutions. They are also used for promoting business in the sector. To support its new solutions, VTT offers procedures, computational and experimental services and tools covering the various phases of the lifecycle of buildings and cities.


Additional information

Pekka Lahti
Chief Research Scientist
+358 20 722 6276

Additional information

Pekka Lahti
Chief Research Scientist
+358 20 722 6276

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