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5/10/2019 10:55 AM

Lahti reduces energy consumption

The City of Lahti Group is extensively involved in improving energy efficiency. The City of Lahti joined the Municipal Energy Efficiency Agreement in the spring of 2017. This agreement also included the Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, the Finnish Energy Authority, and the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities.
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​The aim of the city of Lahti is to reach the 7.5% energy reduction stated in the agreement, i.e. a total of 10.567 GWh's energy savings for the period 2017-2025. This target is calculated from the energy consumed by the city in 2015. The energy savings are monitored and reported annually.

Energy efficiency agreements play a key role in achieving the binding national energy efficiency objective stated in article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU). The agreement primarily aims at improving energy efficiency, but it also includes measures to promote renewable energy.

The new buildings in Lahti's Premises Centre and any subsequent renovation work being carried out in the City of Lahti's premises will, where possible, be carried out in a more energy-efficient manner. In addition, the opportunities for renewable energy use are to be explored in conjunction with any new construction project.

The city’s street lights will be replaced with energy-efficient LED lamps and plans are also for other outdoor lighting to utilize smart features such as dimmers and sensors. Lighting will also be replaced with more energy-efficient options in the properties owned by the Lahti City Group. In addition, the energy consumption of many properties will be monitored on a monthly basis so as to react quickly to any increase in consumption caused, for example, by broken equipment.

In 2020, the Kymijärvi III plant will come online and it is equipped with a heat recovery system that significantly enhances the plant's operational efficiency. Thanks to the new plant's ability to exploit the energy wasted by the old plants, it has been possible to build a smaller plant that requires less fuel.


More info:
Saara Vauramo, Environment Director, tel. +358 447 161585
Jouni Arola, Real Estate manager, tel. +358 50 559 4227