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Sustainable building a hot topic at the Embassy of Finland - Embassy of Finland, Washington - Consulate Generals of Finland, New York, Los Angeles : Current Affairs

Sustainable building a hot topic at the Embassy of Finland - Embassy of Finland, Washington - Consulate Generals of Finland, New York, Los Angeles : Current Affairs | Finland | Scoop.it

Creativity, innovation, research and development were the key words at the Embassy of Finland on March 20. The discussion revolved around how to include sustainability into city planning, building and environmental design when the Embassy hosted an afternoon seminar titled “Sustainable cities”. Guest speakers included both Washintonians and Finns who wanted to share their expertise in how to make our cities greener.

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Global businesses work on a unique sustainability project in Finland - The Guardian

Global businesses work on a unique sustainability project in Finland - The Guardian | Finland | Scoop.it

Sustainability experts from six multinationals identified opportunities to enhance urban sustainability in Turku, Finland. Collaborating under the World Business Council for Sustainable Development's (WBCSD) Urban Infrastructure Initiative, this is the first time a city has worked with global businesses to achieve sustainability goals...

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Europe's Underground City [Watch it to Believe it]

Watch to believe it. Massive Underground parts of the Helsinki City!

 

Finland’s New Sustainable Underground City

 

In the beautiful city of Helsinki, Finland, there lies a hidden secret that is buried beneath the city. In order to become more sustainable, the city has decided to go underground to solve some of its big problems in an eco-friendly way.

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THE TWO MEDIEVAL CITIES ON SHOW

THE TWO MEDIEVAL CITIES ON SHOW | Finland | Scoop.it

On Wednesday LIVE stream we are going to hear and discuss about how the Integrated Management System has been implemented in cities and how various solutions for climate change response have developed out of the City initiatives. We will hear presentations from two European medieval cities, Turku and Siena, touching upon topics such as challenges in local climate work and concrete actions of Sustainable Development Budgeting.

 

http://www.climatechampions.eu/index.php/cfc:lives

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How Do the Finns Do Sustainability? Part V « Sustaining Places

How Do the Finns Do Sustainability? Part V « Sustaining Places | Finland | Scoop.it
How Do the Finns Do Sustainability? Part V. Map of Finland from Google Maps. By Carolyn Torma APA Director of Education and Citizen Engagement. This is the last post in a series of five about Finnish sustainability.
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Inside Finland's innovation camp for sustainable consumer behavior change

Inside Finland's innovation camp for sustainable consumer behavior change | Finland | Scoop.it

Energy grid unification is under way throughout Europe. The goal is to link together the supply of, and demand for, energy throughout the European Union. For a country like Finland, grid unification will mean higher energy prices. Higher energy prices will tax consumers' ability to spend. And put manufacturers' margins under pressure. With progress comes pain.

Finland's leaders are starting to see the future. The country must reduce its consumption of energy. It wants to become a services economy. It wants to solve a perplexing riddle: how can a country grow for its citizens in an era of resource scarcity? The Finns understand that now is the time for change... http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/finland-energy-innovation-behaviour?newsfeed=true

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THOSE EUROPEANS ARE SO COOL! An article all about one topic I've heavily interested in.

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Recycled never looked so good

Recycled never looked so good | Finland | Scoop.it
Brilliant thinking + Beautiful, functional design + Ecological = Globe Hope.

 

Globe Hope is the brainchild of Finnish textile designer, Seija Lukkala who simply got frustrated with the mad consumption pace going on within the textile industry and decided to put her expertise to action in creating a more ecological and sustainable future. Globe Hope’s clothing and accessories save and reuse nature’s resources and respect ethical production. We love that they’re aesthetic, functional and idea-rich. And the use of ‘recycled materials’ is an absolute bonus. We’re sold!

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8 Ways Scandinavia Impressed Us This Year

8 Ways Scandinavia Impressed Us This Year | Finland | Scoop.it
Eight reasons we loved Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland in 2011.

After looking back on a year of Shelter posts, we realized that our obsession with Scandinavia was embarrassingly obvious.

This year saw a steady stream of sustainable innovation, progressive thought, and great design coming out of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and their not-officially-Scandinavian-but-Scandinavian-in-our-hearts cousins, Finland and Iceland.

Here’s a list of eight things that set our hearts a-flutter about Scandinavia this year.

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Lintulahti: Finland's first LEED Platinum office opens for business - The Guardian

Lintulahti: Finland's first LEED Platinum office opens for business - The Guardian | Finland | Scoop.it

The project is an energy-efficient office block supplied with renewable electricity and efficient district heating and cooling. The £19m project was constructed by Skanska Finland.

 

The Lintulahti building is an energy-efficient office block that is supplied with renewable electricity and efficient district heating and cooling. The development has contributed toward sustainable urban planning and promoted urban redevelopment by reusing a contaminated brownfield site.

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Press Release | Nokia - Press

Press Release | Nokia - Press | Finland | Scoop.it
Nokia 2010 Sustainability Report: Espoo, Finland - Nokia has published its 2010 Sustainability Report
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