Carbon neutral municipalities (HINKU)
The Carbon Neutral Municipalities project brings municipalities, businesses, citizens and experts together to create and carry out solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Intelligent water fixtures decreased water consumption by 20%
SYKE, Oras Oy, BaseN and Senior & Sons carried out a study on the effects of water fixtures on household water consumption. The study concluded that water consumption decreased by 20 % with intelligent faucets during the three-year monitoring period.
HINKUmappi online service collects and distributes information on climate-friendly action to reduce costs and emissions
The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has opened a new web service, HINKUmappi, as a showcase for climate-friendly action. The online service provides citizens, businesses, organisations and experts with a channel for sharing and acquiring information on a variety of climate-related topics, including the energy efficiency of buildings, and renewable energy solutions.
Six new municipalities as HINKU partners
Asikkala, Ii, Laitila, Masku, Nousiainen and Rautjärvi have joined the HINKU project as partners. The municipalities get acquainted to climate change mitigation possibilities as well as start concrete actions to cut their emissions. They work together with the Finnish Environment Institute and the five HINKU municipalities, Kuhmoinen, Mynämäki, Padasjoki, Parikkala and Uusikaupunki.
Good news from HINKU
The newsletter Good news from Finland and broadcaster Deutche Welle wrote about the achievements in HINKU municipalities.
Proven by experience in five municipalities: carbon neutral municipality not a utopian idea
Two years ago, five municipalities promised to become pioneers. They decided to curb their greenhouse gas emissions by more than required under EU objectives, and ahead of schedule. In two years, the municipalities have taken more than 70 measures to enhance energy efficiency, energy saving, the use of renewable energy sources, and pro-environmental investments. A further 60+ measures are being planned.
Project website in Finnish