Decarbonizing suburban and rural housing

Citizens as agents of change

Decarbon-Home

Decarbon-Home provides research excellence in the intertwined and ongoing climate-related and social challenges which necessitate a major transition in the Finnish housing system. In the project we analyze the housing system challenges from environmental, technical and social science silos to form a comprehensive understanding and create novel, human-centred solutions to climate-wise housing, especially via renovations.

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Jarek Kurnitski

Estonia, KredEx – A Deep Renovation model for Europe

Estonia has a long-term renovation strategy target of 14,000 renovated apartment building in 2020-2050. The KredEx renovation grant system has brought on significant results in deep renovation. Since the first scheme of the grant system, there…

Suburbs in need of energy renovations

Apartment buildings from the 1960s and 1970s in Finland are usually given an energy efficiency rating between D and F. Renovations have the potential to improve energy efficiency and lower the climate impact of housing. Over a third…
130 000

homes have oil heating

17 %

homes are heated by heat pumps

D

is the most common energy class in apartment and detached buildings

40 %

of apartment buildings were build in the 1960s and 1970s

40 %

of energy is consumed in the construction sector

20 %

of employment is in the construction sector

Project info

Decarbon-Home provides research excellence in the intertwined and ongoing climate-related and social challenges which necessitate a major transition in the Finnish housing system.  Learn more about the project here.

Publications

Decarbon-Home analyses the housing system challenges from environmental, technical and social science silos to form a comprehensive understanding and create novel, human-centred solutions to climate-wise housing. Read more about our work in here.

Contact

Decarbon-Home-research consortium is formed by the University of Helsinki, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), University of Vaasa and Tallinn University of Technology. You can find contact information here.

Consortium

Decarbon-Home-consortium brings together researchers from the University of Helsinki, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), University of Vaasa and Tallinn University of Technology.

 

Funding

Research project is funded by the Strategic Research Council (SCR) established within the Academy of Finland.

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