Environmentally friendly housing
Housing plays an important role in mitigating climate change. Housing impacts the environment in many ways, but this impact can be diminished with many easy measures.
Environmentally conscious housing also saves money, and simple measures and choices help to improve the quality of life. Each and every one can reduce housing-related energy and water consumption and promote sound waste management with their own action and choices.
Helsinki is home to over 600,000 people, so it makes a difference what kind of choices we make.
The majority of the Helsinki residents live in apartment buildings. The types and places of housing have major impacts on energy consumption. When choosing a residential area, it is worth considering the distance to work and leisure activities, pedestrian, cycling and public transport connections, and the proximity of services.