Energy saved significantly - the community's actions have produced results in Aalto
Aalto University has reached the energy efficiency goal of its facilities ahead of schedule. In the period 2017-2025, the goal according to the Energy efficiency agreements (TETS) for the university's facilities has been to increase the energy consumption efficiency of the facilities by 10.5 percent compared to the consumption in 2015 by 2025. The goal was already achieved at the end of 2022.
The most significant actions to achieve the goal have been the Metro Block's energy efficient solutions and better than standard construction, renewable energy systems in Dipoli (geothermal heat) and the Metro Block (geothermal heat and solar electricity), energy efficiency improvements of ventilation machines, and LED lighting projects.
Aalto University has also been involved in national Energy efficiency agreements for business facilities in the previous period 2011-2016. At that time, the efficiency target was 6 percent in relation to 2010 consumption.
The Energy efficiency agreements for business facilities is a national system involving 700 companies and more than 130 municipalities. "TETS" is a part of the voluntary energy efficiency agreements covering the whole of Finland, which aims to achieve the energy saving goals set for Finland. With the voluntary nature, Finland has the opportunity to avoid national legislation deviating from international development or other coercive measures that could, for example, weaken the competitiveness of companies.
- Updated: This content was originally published on www.aalto.fi.