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We all want to become smarter in ecological housing. K-Easy is a project about becoming totally ecologically smart in housing: how to plan, build, renovate and recycle ecologically. K-Easy brings together innovation and good practices of low carbon city planning, energy efficient housing and smart technologies, comprehensive planning of building renovation, making use of building waste and upgrading waste management and recycling.

Executive summary

K-Easy is about becoming totally ecologically smart in housing: This total smartness means bringing together development and innovation – which are often too far apart – to create total eco-smartness ‘from the cradle of housing to the grave – and back’. This involves five aspects: low-carbon city planning, energy-efficient housing and smart technologies, comprehensive planning of building renovation, making use of building waste and upgrading waste management and recycling. It is an attempt to take a comprehensive and synergic look at sustainable housing, and to make innovations at the interfaces between established areas of expertise. K-Easy is interesting in terms of bringing together innovation, high-class professionalism and good practices covering five different topics in five sub-projects. Overall the project aims to reduce carbon footprints by improving the energy- and eco-efficiency of the building stock and urban design.

K-Easy is also interesting in the way that it brings together research and very practical elements and actors, and at the same time also reaches end-users and even citizens, as in the case of models for renovation planning. The project has already put in place quite good dissemination channels to spread the results as they emerge via universities, regional actors, SMEs, real estate foundations and managers, technological clusters and Centres of Expertise.

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Technical information

Name

Turning the heat down in Finland

Member State and Region

Finland, Region of Southern Finland, cities of Helsinki, Vantaa, Lahti, Hämeenlinna and Porvoo

Duration of project

36 months (1.11.2010 – 31.10.2013)

Funding

Total budget: 2 276 121 € - ERDF contribution: 1 593 285 €

Cohesion Policy Objective

Regional Competitiveness and Employment

Managing Authority

Ministry of Employment and the Economy via the

Regional Council of Päijät-Häme

http://www.paijat-hame.fi/en/regional__council/eu_programmes

CCI nr of OP

2007FI162PO004 OP ‘Southern Finland’

Contact

Vesa Ijäs, project coordinator, Lahti Science and Business Park, Ltd

http://www.lahtisbp.fi/en (EN)

Tel: +358 50 552 0004

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Web

http://www.kestavaasuminen.fi/en

Keywords

Energy efficiency, New business process, Environmental technologies, Waste disposal and recycling

     
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