Interreg Europe funded CLEAN project partners had a study visit on the 17th and 18th of May in the Joensuu city in North Karelia (Finland), hosted by the CLEAN partner Regional Council of North Karelia about the solutions that can decrease energy consumption and improve energy efficiency of living  and working in the post COVID19 world.

Modern building engineering technology can help to save energy in the new working environment with automated adjustments of temperature, ventilation and other variables. So, during the first day the Study Visit, attendees had the opportunity to visit:

  • Meteorite House, an experimental design project that sought to introduce new shapes and building methods to wood construction.
  • Lighthouse Joensuu, the highest wood building in Finland.
  • Kontiolahti social and health service centre, that keeps the m²s at minimum to maximize space management efficiency and save energy.

On the 2nd day, CLEAN partnership celebrated a seminar on "Regional measures & highlights to cut emissions and to improve energy efficiency of public buildings" from the city of Joensuu and online. After that and as part of the Study visit, attendees had the opportunity to visit LVISKA smart renewable energy based building automation learning environment.

We have to thank all the speakers for their brilliant presentations in the seminar and our partner Regional Council of North Karelia for hosted the 2 Day event in North Karelia!