City, International Trade and Development
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Our Sustainability Promise
Environmental awareness entails environment-related information, values, attitudes and activities as a whole. The aim is to change practices towards increasingly sustainable development. The Oulu... read more
Environmental awareness entails environment-related information, values, attitudes and activities as a whole. The aim is to change practices towards increasingly sustainable development. The Oulu Environment Office produces and distributes information on environment-related matters, as well as improving the environmental awareness of residents. Environmental Program of the City of Oulu defines objectives to maintain and improve a good state of the environment - these are: 1) Integrated urban structure, sustainable service network and sustainable mobility, 2) Energy and material efficiency, 3) Environmentally responsible actors distributes information on environment-related matters, as well as improving the environmental awareness of residents.read less
Actions implemented according to energy audits will reduce energy consumption in municipal buildings in the city of Oulu. Heating system changes will increase renewable energy production.
Street lighting lamps will be changed to energy efficient LED lighting. Also traffic lights will be changed to more energy efficient ones. The municipal energy consumption will be reduced significantly by these actions.
Building Supervision Office has developed model for Building inspection and consultation, ”the Oulu Model”. It includes continuous training of professionals and proactive quality control for residents. As a result of proactive quality control renovated buildings in Oulu will be more energy efficient than buildings followed the reguirements of the national building code. Energy savings, renewable energy production and CO2 reduction are estimates in 2020. Estimated implementation cost in 2020 includes costs for local authority and also costs for private sector.
City of Oulu, Capital of Northern Scandinavia, joins 20 Global Cities with a Commitment to Implementing Innovations to Improve the Lives of 121 million Citizens.
BusinessOulu is responsible for implementing the city's industry policies and providing companies with development services according to the principles outlined by the City Council and City Board. BusinessOulu aims at creating a business climate that supports entrepreneurship and boosts the creation, operation, growth and competitiveness of businesses, which will, consequently, enhance the employment situation. BusinessOulu promotes the internationalization of local companies and handles the international business marketing of Oulu.
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