Impacts of apartment building energy renovation policies on Finnish combined heat and power production

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Research units

  • Tampere University


The European work against climate change requires decreasing the carbon emissions of the energy system. Apartment buildings consume a considerable amount of energy, especially for heating. Typically, research on energy renovation measures to decrease this consumption use current (or similar) energy system data for emission estimates. This approach undervalues the dynamic nature of energy production technologies, given the lifetime of the renovation investments. Especially in Finland, the dynamic is strong: District heating (DH) is common, and largely supplied by combined heat and power. Due to this electricity-DH connection, electricity and DH consumption profiles of buildings have a large potential to affect the technologies used for energy production, as well as the emissions released. In this paper, we show that the pathway taken in energy renovations of Finnish apartment buildings until 2050 will have an impact on the energy system of that time, as visioned in our scenario.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th International Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on the European Energy Market - Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana (UL) , Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 18 Sep 201920 Sep 2019
Conference number: 16

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on the European Energy Market, EEM
ISSN (Print)2165-4077
ISSN (Electronic)2165-4093


ConferenceInternational Conference on the European Energy Market
Abbreviated titleEEM
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    Research areas

  • building energy renovation, combined heat and power, district heating, energy system modelling

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