Carbon neutrality - Tampere-talo

Carbon neutrality

The Tampere Hall property has been using renewable energy since 1 November 2019. This makes us Finland’s first carbon-neutral conference and concert centre. Using renewable energy in buildings is a key element in the pursuit of a fossil-free society.

The energy is supplied by the Tampereen Sähkölaitos utility company. The considerable investments made by the Sähkölaitos Group in increasing the use of renewable sources in energy production have contributed to achieving carbon neutrality in the property. The energy supplied by Sähkölaitos is generated locally in Tampere and the surrounding region. In addition, Tampere Hall uses energy generated by its own solar power plants.

Our steps towards a carbon-neutral property

1990 Operation of Tampere Hall begins

1991 Awakening to heat consumption, adjustment of automatics and air condition

1992 Tampere Hall and AIPC challenge congress halls to join in environmental programmes. Tampere Hall is the first congress hall in the world to build its own environmental programme.

2000-2006 Renewal of building automation and control, complementary building and modernisation

2007 Energy efficiency contract with the city of Tampere and ministry of economy and employment of Finland

2010 Renewal of automation system’s energy efficiency

2011 Carbon footprint calculation model for congress hall operation

2012 Declaration of sustainable development alongside congress industry

2012 Local electricity from Tammerkoski rapids

2012-2019 Installation of roof sheets to neutralise nitrogen oxides

2013 Renewal of technical devices to minimise energy consumption

2014 Tampere Hall is the first congress hall in the Nordics to receive Nordic Ecolabel

2015 District cooling from Näsijärvi lake

2017-2019 Implementation of Tampere Hall’s own solar power plant, led lights to the venues

2019 Local heat energy by whole tree chips, energy classification of the property E->C

2019 Carbon neutral city-block in Tampere – Tampere Hall and the Courtyard by Marriott Tampere City hotel

Achieving carbon neutrality was a significant milestone for us, but not a goal, so the work continues

2020 The trunk water line DC valve to improve water saving

2021 The expansion of the solar power plant is completed. Altogether 514 photovoltaic panels on the roof of the building

Buildings account for nearly 40 per cent of all energy consumed in Finland and generate more than 30 per cent of the emissions. Reducing emissions generated by the built-up environment is an essential factor in making Finland a carbon-neutral country. The city of Tampere aims to be carbon-neutral by 2030. This objective is supported by the city’s budget, which will include climate budgeting. Tampere will be the first municipality in Finland to implement this form of budgeting.