The project develops new practices for reducing the carbon emissions of residential buildings. The main focus lies in promoting cooperative stakeholder engagement and the project is, in fact, implemented in close cooperation with the authorities, local businesses, research institutions and property owners.

In Tampere, the project implementation is carried out by the City of Tampere and Tampere University of Applied Sciences. In addition, the local energy company Tampere Electricity Ltd and a student housing company Pirkan opiskelija-asunnot Oy are involved in the project operations. The project will continue until autumn 2020.


Increasingly effective deployment of demand elasticity services in apartment buildings

The project aims to speed up the transition towards an apartment building stock in Tampere in which demand response services are fully deployed. Events are organized for housing companies to inform the importance of demand response in district heating network and to seek ways to lower the threshold for deploying these services.

Improved supply of services for property owners

The project involves cooperation with local businesses, research institutions and authorities to offer better energy services to property owners. One of the focuses in the operations is the use of data and artificial intelligence when developing new services.

Developing long-term cooperation

The project involves the development of a network between parties that have an impact on the energy efficiency of residential buildings in Tampere.


Joint project between six European cities

In addition to Tampere, the AREA21 project is implemented in Hamburg (Germany), St Petersburg (Russia), Tartu (Estonia), Kohtla-Järve (Estonia), Helsingborg (Sweden) and Lublin (Poland).