Helsinki’s Energy and Climate Atlas now features two new services. One includes the simulation results for the heating energy consumption of all Helsinki buildings, carbon dioxide emissions of heating, and the reduction potential for these through renovations. The other new service is the city-wide representation of production opportunities for geothermal heating through geothermal wells.
The Energy and Climate Atlas published in 2018 also includes the basic information of all buildings, as well as energy consumption information from Helsinki’s building records. In addition to these, more detailed information on the energy consumption of the buildings owned by the City of Helsinki is also available. In the service, you can use a 3D model of the city to compare the consumption of a building to that of other buildings of the same age. You can also see the amount of solar energy received by each building surface.
A tool for energy efficiency and climate change mitigation
The Energy and Climate Atlas, presented using the city model, is a visual and informative tool for the decision-making of housing companies and the City, as well as other operators in the property and construction sector, such as companies supplying solar panels. The Atlas is a tool for improving energy efficiency and adopting renewable energy, which help mitigate climate change.
The Energy and Climate Atlas brings various types of data content onto a single platform where the data is available to all users and on any smart device. On the Atlas, you can search for a building’s information either by address or by navigating to it in the 3D model. You can open the data fields by clicking on the building.
The data in the Energy and Climate Atlas is open and available to be used by anyone. You can even use it for commercial purposes, as long as you name the City of Helsinki as the data source.
“Helsinki’s Energy and Climate Atlas is a continually developed service in which the new features support the original goals. The idea was to develop a visual service that helps property owners make use of the opportunities for energy efficiency and renewable energy. The service is also helping the City to identify regional development potential and opportunities for energy efficiency measures. As for companies, the service encourages them to offer higher-quality energy efficiency services for property owners. In practice, the service benefits everyone and is an essential part of the City’s climate work,” says Environmental Planner Petteri Huuska.
Of the carbon dioxide emissions in Helsinki, 56 per cent come from heating buildings. Improving the energy efficiency of buildings and ending the use of fossil energy are the key means of making Helsinki carbon-neutral by 2035.