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The SOLUTION city Lapua is located in the South Ostrobothnia region in western Finland and has a population of approximately 14 000 inhabitants. The total area of Lapua is 751 km², of which the core city area that incorporates all of the Lapua demonstration site measures about 40 km².

Before the SOLUTION project, the core centre of the city was already equipped with a district heating system and a bio-CHP-production; building automation system provided a central access to data for city-owned buildings.

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The pilot building in Oulu, Finland is one of five student apartment buildings with communal facilities in a housing cooperation. The building was completed in 1985 according to a Finnish industrialised building system developed in the 1970s, using prefabricated concrete units for residential buildings, called the BES system. The building was in need of a complete refurbishment and reconfiguration to new-built standards.

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EU-GUGLE Site Tampere

Tampere is located on the banks of the Tammerkoski rapids, between two lakes, Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. It is the third biggest city in Finland, and the biggest inland city in the Nordic countries with 215 168 inhabitants.

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mySMARTLife Helsinki

Where history and presence lead into a smart future


Helsinki, the capital of Finland, has a population of over 626,300 inhabitants and greater Helsinki does even count up to 1.4 million. Helsinki is Finland´s major political, educational, financial, cultural and research centre as well as one of northern Europe´s major cities.


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MODER Suonenjoki

Suonenjoki is a small town of about 7500 inhabitants.
The basic aim of the preliminary design carried out by MODER partners  was to analyse the use of renewable energy and the impacts of different alternatives on emissions from energy production.
The key finding of the studies was the possibility to reduce carbon emissions from the present energy system by replacing peat to wood as the primary fuel.

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MODER Peltosaari

Peltosaari is an example of unfortunate development of a neighbourhood. Although it locates at excellent public transport connections to the capital area and other cities, it has lost its position as an appealing and attractive place to live.
The buildings represent typical concrete apartment buildings of 1970’s and 1980’s.Most of the buildings need refurbishment. The privately-owned housing companies have already renovated facades and roofs.

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