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  • Title: Low2No Blog - Low2No
    Descriptive info: .. latest milestone.. Sighting its timber construction and low-to-carbon performance standard, the venerable Holcim.. 17.. 09.. 2011.. recent essay.. Cars are a land-hungry transport system that is inefficient and polluting.. There is a better way.. 13.. memory lane.. This week our design team has been working frantically to finalize the concept phase documents to.. 02.. 02.. dossier update.. See what's new in the Helsinki Street Eats: a book about everyday food dossier!.. 20.. 03.. 2012.. Low2No.. Block.. Model.. Dossiers.. Essays.. Competition.. Team Partners.. Intro available in:.. English.. |.. Finnish.. The Low2No project is designed to help transition our cities to a low carbon future.. We aim to balance economy, ecology and society through strategic investments and interventions in the built environment.. Low2No ohjaa kaupunkeja asteittain kohti vähähiilistä tulevaisuutta.. Strategisilla hankkeilla ja investoinneilla on tarkoitus etsiä tasapainoa rakennetun ympäristön taloudelliseen, ekologiseen ja sosiaaliseen kestävyyteen.. Tämä sivusto on pääsääntöisesti englanniksi, mutta osa on käännetty suomeksi.. The content of this site is mostly in English with parts translated in Finnish.. Suomeksi.. A New Phase for Low2No.. September 1, 2009, almost exactly 3 years ago, Sitra announced the winners of our Low2No competition.. It was a very exciting moment with a successful competition process behind us, and the promise of a brave new world ahead little did we know of the joy and tribulations that this initiative would bring us.. It has been a very positive learning experience to work with the on-the-ground challenges of shifting development patterns towards a low carbon future.. Building our understanding and ability from an integrated approach to the challenge, we sought to implement a transitional, low carbon urban development model.. Our role was unique: an enabler of market transformation.. Low carbon/sustainable development has not (and will not) emerge by itself.. Our lever in low2no was our direct investment in the building complex in the form of Sitra's new, more collaborative office space, We supported this work with our unique role in Finland as an "influencer" who was able to work between the various stakeholders.. This impact investment role (aligning our endowment capital investments with our strategy) enabled us to shift the conversation about value to another place and help de-risk the notion that sustainable development was a poor investment.. As some of you now already know, in early May Sitra's Board asked us to explore options to divest from the Low2No (Airut) office building.. During its May 28th meeting, the Board officially made the decision to divest of the project, and this news was made public in Finland on Friday June 8th, 2012.. The official Sitra press release can be found.. here.. Clearly, the Board's request caught us by surprise and we have since been busy adjusting to a new reality.. I must note that it has been surprising to see that our change in position has not generated more of a public conversation in Finland.. We are not sure what to make of that.. Lot's of great grass-root activism in Helsinki, but how to scale it up?.. Since the June announcement, we have been negotiating with SRV, VVO (our development partners) and the city to transfer the development rights to our partners and are negotiating our potential role in the venture going forward.. We are also exploring our options in pursuing Low2No through complementary national applications that would explore how to create the conditions for the market and municipalities to transition cities burdened by structural challenges towards carbon neutrality and other related questions).. Between cleaning house on our investor/owner role in the Airut block in Jätkäsaari, and our next steps there is some positive news too: we are happy that our Low2no food theme has found robust roots in the Open Kitchen initiative aimed atdeveloping food entrepreneurship in Finland.. Read more about the great work Bryan, Dan, and Kalle (and the rest of the team) are doing on this front.. Onwards.. September 5th, 2012.. Posted by:.. Marco Steinberg.. Category:.. Project Updates.. Low2No smart services workbook.. Unlike most projects with a building at the centre, many of Low2No's outcomes are intended to be systemic, concerning wider urban systems, and sometimes positioned at the edges of, or even outside of, the building industry.. For example, the use of timber in the building is partly a sustainable building materials choice but also presents a new trajectory for the Finnish forestry industry, an adjacent if not external industrial sector.. See also our work in "everyday food", and associated systems and cultures.. This is something that a traditional building-led project tends not to do; why engage in strategic benefit for an ancillary industry? We think it's important that buildings are no longer considered to be "one-offs", and to strategically "smuggle" as many systemic benefits as possible into such a project.. In this way, a few hundred metres of Jätkäsaari delivers value well beyond the red line surrounding the project's site, and might enable sustainable outcomes well beyond those how experience Airut (the physical block itself).. Given the investment and effort required in making buildings happen, this only seems reasonable (.. more on this general approach here.. ).. As well as timber and food, there is what the project has been calling.. "smart services".. Also known as urban informatics, this aspect explores the potential of contemporary technologies - particularly those increasingly everyday circling around phrases like social media, "internet of things", "smart cities" and so on - to enable residents, workers, visitors and citizens in general to live, work and play in and around the block in new ways.. These are predicated on the same low-carbon outcomes that drives the Low2No project in general, but also a wider "triple-bottom line" approach to sustainability, which might include beneficial social and economic outcomes, as well as environmental.. We'd had this element in from the start, from the Arup-led consortium's original competition submission in 2009, and today we're sharing some of the work-in-progress as it developed, in the form of the "informatics workbook" developed by the design team, as a tool in the design process.. Informatics Workbook v2, with v1 underneath.. This world of personal sensors like.. Nike Fuelband.. , smart devices like the.. Nest.. , and social media like.. Facebook.. and.. Foursquare.. might indeed be "increasingly everday technologies", but they tend to remain almost entirely alien to the building industry, most architectural practice and wider world of urban systems (especially urban governance and operations.. ).. Similarly, many contemporary approaches to sustainability hold back from addressing behaviour change.. One can understand, at a basic level why this is who wants their behaviour changed, after all? And certainly city governments would find this difficult territory politically, just as architects and engineers don't have the skills, or property developers think it's not really their job.. Yet we know that a huge proportion of the carbon footprint for settlements and communities is not in the building project at all at least as they are usually conceived but in the behavioural choices that citizens make once they occupy the space.. Equally, we would argue that all of the above do actually create behavioural change, just not necessarily consciously.. Hence our desire to use the building project as a.. "Trojan Horse".. to warrant a reason to look at this potentially powerful combination of smart technologies and services with an emphasis on the latter and in enabling positive behaviour change amongst the various groups who will use the block.. Arup.. Experientia.. worked on this aspect of the project, together with partners.. Sauerbruch Hutton.. and clients.. Sitra.. ,.. SRV.. , and.. VVO.. Over a couple of years of engagement, with Experientia leading and driving, and Arup (mainly my team in Sydney at the time, and principally.. Jason McDermott.. ) working on the informatics aspects in particular, the project's design team produced some rich thinking about how to embed the potential of this area at the core of the project.. One of the key challenges in this area is that there is rarely anyone on the wider design team or the client body who understands this area hopefully this will change, and we present this work as a possible instrument to aid that cultural change.. This was known as the ".. Informatics Workbook.. " amongst the project team.. Low2No Informatics Workbook print-on-demand version.. You can order a physical copy, and Lulu will send it to you.. Low2No Informatics Workbook PDF version.. Download it.. This work often involves positioning these otherwise technology-led areas in a more human-centred, and behaviour-oriented, framework getting well beyond the hype about "smart cities" whilst also trying to connect it to business drivers (the lack of the latter has hampered pretty much any serious progress in smart cities.. A particular approach has been a focus on.. active rather than passive citizens.. Too often such technologies can suggest an automation of processes without thinking through the behavoiural implications.. In a nutshell, why design or install energy-consuming machines to turn off task lamps on desks, when human beings are quite capable of this? Moreover, if machines turn off the lights, humans being the lazy.. homo sapiens.. that we are may well just mentally "outsource" that entire process without thinking twice.. And it's partly the lack of "thinking twice" that has got us into this mess, arguably.. We'd rather people took responsibility for things they can, and so connect their behaviour to the performance of the wider systems they exist within and so begin to understand the relationships between individuals, communities, environments and systems in more detail whilst leaving machines to do the things that are a good use of their time too.. We knew we had to go beyond simplistic "smart meters", which began to feel like a waste of time, effort and policy-making, largely, in terms of their ongoing effect.. Some of this insight was drawn from other Arup projects at the time, working with behavioural psychologists/marketeers like.. Naked Communications.. , as well as Experientia's deep research efforts on the ground in Helsinki and elsewhere, led by Jan-Christoph Zoels,.. Irene Cassarino.. , Camilla Masala and others.. It is tacitly an attempt to bring.. user-centred design.. practice into the way we make buildings.. As a result, the book starts with a series of scenarios, illustrating potential behavioural patterns, as a way of surfacing potential products and services.. Scenario.. These are, as is the way of such things, exploratory, ambitious, over-baked and perhaps impossibly utopian.. But they are part of the process, no more; certainly, not a prediction or guideline.. They are there to help open up a new conversation.. And although persona-scenario work is as old as the hills, in terms of interaction design, it is rarely used in building projects (sometimes with good reason, as the users of the building in 40 years time may not exist yet; but generally for bad reasons.. ) So the persona-scenario work is useful with clients as a medium for the conversation.. The diagrams of flows, overlaid on the (now-outdated) block, developed by Jason and me, are perhaps just as interesting.. Combined scenario flows overlaid onto block diagram.. This culminates in the interaction map, akin to a subway map, which enabled us to pin dense pockets of interactions onto the architecture.. Interaction map.. Note also the attempt to make the value clear to the client group of Sitra, SRV, VVO and City of Helsinki, on their own terms.. This doesn't happen often enough in design work.. I'm not entirely sure we got it right here, either, but it's an attempt.. The prospective products and services that emerged from this narrative-led process were then selected and filtered for further development, resulting in a suite of products and services for the block.. We spent some time on how they might be woven together, and Experientia's work developed some of the software-led feedback loops in particular.. There are mock-ups of some of those services in action, which we hope to post here too shortly.. We also looked at the (software) architectural elements, such as how these various "small pieces loosely joined" might form a coherent whole, sharing data via civic APIs (including external services such as public transit data), separating data from content from presentation across various platforms, and so on.. There are hints of that work here, but Arup's team, led by Léan Doody, produced detailed technical, strategic and operational reports that supported this vision.. This is a fuller set of ideas.. There were even more generated during the design process as, of course, ideas are the easy bit! This was ultimately whittled down to a smaller set for consideration by the client group, alongside Experientia's work at the service, business and community level.. We present them all in the informatics workbook for you to adopt and adapt.. AR-enabled maintenance tool, for managing block services.. As the technologies change so rapidly (this already feels distinctly like a document from 2010!), we decided to render them abstract, and focus on the architecture (which will hang around a while and not change so much), the people, and the service layer itself.. There are notes in there about business models, but we've left out much of the discussion there, as some of it remains confidential as regards our partners, and is perhaps less transferable to other contexts.. In-lobby smart home delivery pigeonhole interface.. Nonetheless, this is an attempt to describe how Low2No might produce a "genuinely 21st century building", beyond simple advances in form or material and into new areas for building, architecture, placemaking and the practice of city making.. You should be able to perceive that philosophy underpinning some of the work featured in this "workbook".. It also illustrates design cues for the product sketches, which are otherwise deliberately sketchy, to create a connection with the architectural design process, and make clear the value in synthesising the development work in digital interactions (interaction and service design) with that of physical interactions (typically, architecture and industrial design).. This palette section works as a form of "interaction mood board", then.. Equally, we wanted any informatics services to feel, physically and digitally, part of a holistic design process.. So the 'social noticeboard' idea is presented as a curved series of coloured rectangles, drawing a few hints from.. Sauerbruch Hutton's fabulous back catalogue.. Hints, no more, but this again starts a conversation.. It's also pragmatic;  ...   is being coded.. In this phase, there were 336411 lines of code added, 32001 lines deleted.. Thank you to.. XOXCO.. for their tireless work on the back end of the site, and to.. Muotohiomo.. for design.. Well done.. Also thanks to my colleagues.. Bryan.. , Annemaria, and Olli.. The city block now has its own section on the site: the.. page where we will discuss the latest developments in its.. design.. energy.. carbon.. strategy, support of the.. people.. that will occupy it and some of the.. materials.. that have been developed by our.. team.. along the way.. We still believe that our Low2No competition was one of the most innovative approaches to sustainable design of the built environment anywhere, so we have refreshed and explained the many dimensions of that project.. To the sustainability/carbon discussion side, we are beginning to open up a new area of work called the.. Low2No model.. Low2No has always been a broad project with many initiatives.. This had to do with the nature of challenge (the built environment has an extremely large set of stakeholders and areas of work), and also.. Sitra's.. mission (we work between sectors to promote systemic change).. Under the banner of the Low2No model, we are looking more directly at how our transitional approach to decarbonizing the built environment can and is being applied outside of our development project in Helsinki.. We hope that this area of work will flourish following some key decisions that will be made by Sitra in the coming months.. Our new site coincides with the release of.. three articles.. , or in-depth looks at the issues central to the challenge of sustainability and the built environment as told by leading professionals from around the world.. David Wood from.. Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.. discusses the role of private finance.. in building a sustainable city.. Tuuli Kaskinen and Roope Mokka from.. Demos Helsinki.. reflect on their work.. in enabling individuals to help consumers make more energy and carbon conscious choices.. And Federico Parolotto and Francesca Arcuri from Milan-based.. Mobility in Chain.. propose a better way.. of managing mobility and transportation planning.. These are original articles supported by Sitra and are the first of a series that will be published every month or so.. we are looking more directly at how our transitional approach to decarbonizing the built environment can and is being applied.. Finally, we will be publishing a series of.. dossiers.. that provide a broad look at issues such as carbon, energy in buildings, enabling people to make more sustainable choices, smart systems and services etc.. The dossier format provides a way to expose and organize the myriad of issues, challenges and recent developments that each topic encompasses.. This site will live and breath as we move forward with the Low2No project and will provide us the flexibility to add content as we go.. Please check in regularly or subscribe to our RSS feed.. And let us know what you think!.. October 3rd, 2011.. Holcim Awards Sitra's Office Design!.. The venerable.. Holcim Foundation.. has.. awarded.. Sitra's office building design an acknowledgement prize! Congratulations to Sauerbruch Hutton Architects (as main authors), Arup and Experientia! The Holcim Jury recognized the multi-story timber office design as being exceptional and the low-to-no carbon emissions principle as a significant contribution to sustainable development.. Juan Lucas Young and Andrew Kiel (Sauerbruch Hutton); Jan-Christoph Zoels (Experientia); Leo Mittelholzer (Holcim Foundation).. The Jury statement read:.. In terms of its construction and program, the office building is commended by the jury for achieving the aspired principles of transferability, transparency and inventiveness.. All of the construction, even the cores and the prefab façade panels will be entirely in Finnish timber globally an innovation for a 26m high 6-storey office building.. Beyond these measures, the project has a successful holistic approach towards its design, connecting social, ecological, aesthetic and economical demands on a high level and it is thus an outstanding example of how sustainable architecture can be achieved on a larger scale.. More in the award report.. We hope that this award will help raise the profile of timber construction and an integrated design approach here in Finland.. September 24th, 2011.. Low2No Camp: the making of urban entrepreneurs.. A guest post by.. Outi Kuittinen.. of.. reporting on this week's Low2No Camp round table:.. Low carbon living is about low-energy buildings, superb public transport and smart metres.. It is also about groups and individuals that make our cities more beautiful, more flexible, more satisfying, more democratic and more sustainable.. Low2No Camp.. organised by Demos Helsinki with support from.. , started this May by bringing together.. 25 passionate urban activists.. from Helsinki.. To feed their imagination and to raise their bar higher, we shipped them to Berlin in a cargo ship to teach and to learn how to make our cities more sustainable and better to live.. Back in Helsinki, we asked them to build their solution for a sustainable city and let them loose.. In summer months the campers were busy organizing their usual stuff like.. Helsinki Night Bike Rides.. Ravintolapäivä.. (Restaurant day),.. Kallio Block Party.. Punajuuri Block Party.. farming urban vegetables.. But on those hot days they also scribbled a lot of Post-its, discussed over Facebook, met face to face and sketched presentations thinking and thinking how to scale up what they are doing.. This week in Jätkäsaari they came out to potential partners.. What we saw was our urban enthusiasts grown into urban entrepreneurs.. They want to change the way we produce our food, use our space, dress ourselves and think of our possibilities to make the city our own.. We are very proud to present 100 Ways to Eden, Hukkatila Ltd, pukuhuone.. fi, School of Activism and Aquaponics Finland.. What is common to these ventures is that they don't do it all ready for us but enable us, the citizens of the city, to do ourselves.. 100 ways to Eden is a cooperative that scales up urban farming.. First they will take Pasila and create an urban farming centre in an old railway yard.. It will harbour education, research and development on urban farming, plus exhibitions, food markets and gastronomic experiences.. Next they will take Europe and Russia.. Hukkatila Ltd is a development company exploring the blue ocean of built environment: the mis- and underused square- and cubicmetres of the city.. That is, for example the offices outside working hours, the basements of block of flats, derelict houses, areas waiting for the construction to start.. The streetwise experts of Hukkatila will couple these spaces with right users in need, develop concepts to bring the space alive and invest in building the activity.. Pukuhuone.. fi (The Dressing room) believes that in ethical and ecological consumption clothes are the new food.. fi is a web-based service that helps us to develop our own style by providing well-edited inspiration, bringing us the providers that offer quality and style instead of fashion and throwawayism, enabling us to lend and rent clothes and telling how to take care of our belongings.. School of Activism continues what Low2No Camp started.. It builds networks of passionate actors and seeds urban activism where its needed.. It travels to help local people to solve the problems of their city.. From the point of view of the public sector, School of Activism helps to commit the citizens to their city and to bring about fresh solutions.. For companies it offers new creative contacts and ideas.. Aquaponics Finland is a closed system of food production that supplies us with plenty of fish and vegetables grown in our homes, schools and neighborhoods.. And it does it with 70% less energy compared to the normal cultivation.. These urban start-ups are out and they are serious.. Want to help them fly? Check their contact details on their presentations or contact them through Outi: outi.. kuittinen(at)demos.. fi.. Thanks Outi!.. September 23rd, 2011.. A Prize for Experientia and Low2No.. Congratulations to our friends and colleagues at.. for winning Italy's National Prize for Innovation in Services!.. Early user-energy interface developed for Low2No by Experientia and the Design Team.. In Rome, the President of the Italian republic, Giorgio Napolitano, awarded Experientia for their work in the Low2No project as part of Italy's National Day of Innovation.. The award cited Experientia's planning of "a residential area in Finland with low CO2 emissions, using innovative methodologies devised in Italy.. ".. Experientia's President Michele Visciola receives the Italian National Prize for Innovation in Services from the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano [Experientia].. See Experientia's.. press release.. and an.. interview.. with Senior Partner Mark Vanderbeeken.. We are thrilled for Experientia and excited that Low2No has received international recognition for its innovative approach to improving the built environment.. Our congratulations to Jan-Christoph, Mark, Irene and the Low2No team at Experientia!.. June 15th, 2011.. Visit to Katri Vala district heating and cooling plant.. Those embarking on major urban developments often conduct study tours in order to benchmark their plans against current best practice.. As Low2No begins to pick up pace, we re beginning to become a stop on such tours, even though there s only a hole in the ground in terms of tangible progress at Jätkäsaari.. Katri Vala district heating and cooling plant, Helsinki [Dan Hill].. Last weekend, the Low2No team received visitors from a major urban planning project in Melbourne, Australia.. I d worked on that project s initiation stage when at Arup, co-running one of the original design charrettes with Grimshaw Architects, who make up the project s core designers with Field Operations out of New York.. So it was great to see familiar faces at a very different latitude, and lead them through 24 hours worth of download about Low2No and the context of urban development in Helsinki.. The Australian-based team, led by the Victorian State Government, and in particular the State s urban development arm, VicUrban, were particularly interested in our take on energy generation and consumption, including behaviour change and consumer attitudes, in terms of Low2No.. As they d just flown in from Stockholm that morning (previously having seen projects such as Bo01 in Malmö and Orestad in Copenhagen), I woke them up with a brisk walk around Töölönlahti, still beautiful despite the slate grey skies and northerly breeze.. And later that afternoon, we hosted a summit at Sitra HQ, with Sitra project leaders Jukka Noponen and Marco Steinberg.. In between, however, we hosted a tour of Helsinki s best-kept secrets the vast, underground district heating and cooling system at Katri Vala Park in the Sörnäinen district.. Niko Wirgentius of Helsingin Energia was kind enough to give up his Saturday afternoon to show us around this extraordinary facility.. There s more information at the Helsingin Energia website, though it s probably fair to see that this is something you have to experience in the flesh to understand the significance of this scale of investment.. Niko led our team through an unmarked door and down into the plant.. It s around 25 metres underground though there are numerous tunnels leading in and out that go a lot deeper.. The equipment is of course enormous, contained within cave after cave blasted from the firm bedrock that Helsinki sits upon (which is what partly enables the city s extensive network of subterranean infrastructure.. ) Equipment is manufactured all over Europe, with the country of origin represented by a flag stuck on the side.. These plants are connected by energy tunnels and service corridors which run for tens of kilometres, sometimes via underground lakes, in all directions.. Wirgentius is quick to point out that it s the world s largest heat pump, but what the facility does is simple; it just does it at scale.. A high volume of purified wastewater, the heat of which is utilised in district heat production, flows in the wastewater outfall tunnel 24 hours a day.. In winter, heat energy is obtained with heat pumps from purified wastewater, which is led from the Viikinmäki central waste water treatment plant to the sea.. In winter, the necessary district cooling energy is obtained direct from the sea with heat exchangers.. In summer, heat energy is transmitted from the return water in district cooling, in which case the heat pumps produce both district heat and district cooling.. If all of the heat produced in the summer season is not needed, the extra heat can be condensed into the sea.. It s a great example of a form of symbiosis, in which the waste from one system is the input into another, and the plant supplies around 40,000 residents in the district above with heating and cooling, most of whom are oblivious to the infrastructure beneath their buildings (the plant s exact location is secret.. The scale of investment is also impressive the ability of the city to plan for the future by investing in such infrastructure impressed the Victorian team no end.. But, as Wirgentius pointed out, the city is probably going to be around in 20 years, and will probably require some heating; it s not a risky investment in that sense.. With Low2No, we re currently exploring a mixed approach to energy generation, including photovoltaic for partial energy generation as well as geothermal, and with the bulk of heating and cooling requirements handled by a bio-heat product developed by Helsingin Energia.. The Australian team were also interested in our approach to behaviour change and consumer behaviour, which has been developed by Arup and Experientia so far.. More to follow on all that.. You don t have to be an infrastructure geek to be impressed by Katri Vala though those of us in the team who are had to be dragged away from exploring some of the deeper tunnels but the aspects that the Victorian team were still talking about late into evening atop the Hotel Torni were the ability for a city to not only plan sustainable infrastructure requirements into the future, but to make and deliver upon the investment case too.. June 6th, 2011.. 1.. 2.. 3.. Authors.. Categories.. Receive this.. blog via email.. RSS.. Terms of Service.. Low2No Videos.. (on Vimeo).. c/o.. Itämerentori 2.. 00181 Helsinki.. Finland.. T +358 9 618 991.. F +358 9 645 072.. contact us.. Login..

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  • Title: Block Overview - Low2No
    Descriptive info: This week, a reminder of one of principal motivations for this project: Ruoholahti Coal Delivery.. 27.. 05.. Block Overview.. The Mix.. Carbon.. People.. Energy.. Integrated Team.. Resources.. The first urban-scale iteration of the Low2No model is a city block near Helsinki s city center.. The block combines a 50% energy use reduction onsite energy production with low carbon commercial service offerings to make Finland s most innovative sustainable mixed-use development.. Helsingin Jätkäsaareen vuonna 2013 valmistuva kortteli on ensimmäinen kohde, jossa Low2No-toimintamallia kehitetään ja määritellään käytännössä.. Energian käytön puolittuminen ja energiantuotanto paikan päällä yhdessä matalahiilipalveluiden kanssa tekevät korttelista Suomen innovatiivisimman kestävän kehityksen rakennushankkeen.. Holcim Foundation Awards Low2No Office Design.. Sighting its timber construction and low-to-carbon performance standard, the venerable Holcim Foundation award the project with its 2011 Acknowledgement Prize.. Italian National Prize for Innovation.. 14.. 06.. Experientia wins the prize for their user-centered service and participatory design approach to the Low2No project.. Design of the block begins.. 15.. 04.. 2010.. 40+ people converged on Arup's London offices to kick off schematic design (which in itself is an innovation for Finland's construction industry as design is focused on construction documentation).. Competition Winner Announced!.. 01.. 2009.. Competition teams come together in Helsinki for the announcement.. A consortium of Arup, Sauerbruch Hutton Architects, Experientia, and EcoGalley Capital take first place.. Low2No Jury convenes in Helsinki.. 08.. For two days, 11 people from around the world came together to discuss the future of sustainable development and the merits of the competition proposals.. Competition is launched.. 31.. Sitra, in partnership with the City of Helsinki launched the design competition for a city block in Jätkäsaari district of Helsinki.. An opportunity for something new.. 2008.. Recognizing the need for a new working environment and an opportunity to try something new in the City's old port, Sitra began to develop a sustainable development design competition.. Europe takes a bold step toward efficiency.. 16.. 12.. 2002.. Nearly a decade ago, the EU adopted the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), requiring Member States to take a holistic approach to energy efficiency.. Available in:.. Rendering of block interior looking toward Sitra's office 09.. 2011 © Sauerbruch Hutton.. The block tests our claim that the broader built environment will become more sustainable only through achieving social and environmental objectives with economically viable solutions.. In many of the world's cities, this means navigating an often messy regulatory environment, overcoming the challenges and inertia of legacy and engaging an expanded group of stakeholders to ensure that solutions are possible, impactful and lasting.. To that end, Sitra formed a partnership in 2009 with one of Finland s leading real estate developers SRV, and Finland s largest social housing provider VVO to help develop and invest in the city block.. And we worked closely with the City of Helsinki and Helsingin Energy, among others to co-develop solutions that we alone could not own, but were necessary to making gains on our targets, and enabling others to follow more easily.. Rendering of apartments 09.. What began with a new way of structuring design competitions, grew into 3 year, 60 million euro development and construction process that introduces a new form of sustainable urban development into Finland s built environment.. The block will house as many as 500 residents, low carbon/locally sourced food restaurants and markets, small footprint services such as an eco-laundry, community amenities such as a public sauna as well as Sitra s new headquarters.. These complementary programs make up the soft infrastructure that will help reduce energy demand and carbon emissions by enabling residents and workers to make better choices about their consumption while enjoying a very high quality of life.. The block s hard infrastructure for energy and carbon management include geothermal pre-heating and cooling, building integrated photo voltaics and a carbon neutral bio-heat product provided by the district heating network.. The Low2No team all together in Arup's London Office 05..  ...   in Finnish building practices by reintroducing multistory timber construction to large scale, commercial projects while utilizing concrete where most efficient.. Our early studies demonstrated that a total timber solution would have helped to reduce embodied carbon especially when compared to Finnish norms.. But the Low2No model is designed to deliver solutions that are viable given market conditions.. Multi-story timber construction is advancing across much of Europe, but is untested in Finland since the 19th century and only recently became supported by local regulations.. As an owner/occupier, and well positioned to absorb some added economic risk, Sitra was able to pursue a timber-concrete hybrid for its office.. As a first iteration of Low2No,the block represents a big step forward toward sustainable, low carbon transformation of our cities.. With future iterations, we will push the practice of city making forward from low carbon to no carbon and beyond.. Last edited on March 28th, 2012.. Korttelin.. Rakennettu ympäristö voi muuttua kestävämmäksi ainoastaan saavuttamalla sosiaaliset ja ympäristölliset tavoitteet taloudellisesti kestävin ratkaisuin.. Kaupungeissa kestävien ratkaisuiden löytäminen vaatii selviytymistä monimutkaisesta säännöstöviidakosta, pääsemistä yli olemassa olevien käytäntöjen ja perinteiden taakasta sekä laajan yhteistyöryhmän sitouttamista, jotta varmistetaan, että tehtävät ratkaisut ovat mahdollisia, vaikuttavia ja kestävät aikaa.. Tätä taustaa vasten Sitra aloitti vuonna 2009 yhteistyön SRV:n ja VVO:n kanssa tarkoituksenaan kehittää ja toteuttaa kestävän kehityksen kortteli.. Matkan varrella kehittelyyn osallistuivat mm.. Helsingin kaupunki ja Helsingin Energia, joiden kanssa luotiin ratkaisuja, jotka olisivat olleet liian mittavia ratkaistaviksi yhden korttelihankkeen puitteissa, mutta välttämättömiä laajempien tavoitteidemme saavuttamiseksi.. Luodut ratkaisut ovat monistettavissa myös tulevaisuuden vastaavissa hankkeissa.. Uudesta tavasta järjestää suunnittelukilpailuja muodostui yli 60 miljoonan euron kehitys- ja rakennushanke, jossa toteutetaan uutta tapaa tehdä kestävän kehityksen periaatteiden mukaisia rakennusprojekteja.. Low2No-kortteliiin tulee asuntoja noin 500 asukkaalle, matalahiili- ja lähiruokaan erikoistuvit ravintola ja kauppoja, matalahiilisyyteen keskittyviä palveluita kuten ekopesula ja kaikille avoin yleinen sauna sekä Sitran uudet toimitilat.. Energiankulutusta ja hiilipäästöjä vähentävät toiminnot muodostavat korttelin pehmeän infrastruktuurin , joka mahdollistaa ekologisemmat kulutusvalinnat ja lisää elämänlaatua.. Korttelin kova infrastruktuuri energian ja hiilipäästöjen vähentämiseksi koostuu erilaisten energiaratkaisujen yhdistelmästä, kuten maalämmöstä, aurinkosähköstä ja biopolttoainein tuotetusta kaukolämmöstä.. Kortteli on mittavan monialaisen suunnitteluprosessin tulos.. Sen toteuttivat yhteistyössä suunnittelukilpailun voittaneet kansainvälinen insinööritoimisto Arup, berliiniläinen arkkitehtitoimisto Sauerbruch Hutton sekä Torinossa sijaitseva Experientia, joka vastasi suunnittelun käyttäjälähtöisyydestä.. Low2No:n kestävän kehityksen viitekehyksen mukaisesti tilankäytöllisille, sosiaalisille ja ekologisille osatekijöille on asetettu yhtä paljon painoarvoa läpi koko suunnitteluprosessin.. Koska kyseessä on perinteistä rakentamista ja suunnittelua laaja-alaisempi projekti, monialaisen osaamisen hyödyntäminen on ollut ensiarvoisen tärkeää kestävyystavoitteiden saavuttamiseksi.. Energiastrategiamme tavoitteena on saavuttaa EU:n energiatehokkuusdirektiivin (EPBD) vaatimukset sekä nopeuttaa niiden toteuttamiseksi tarvittavien ratkaisujen kehittämistä.. EPBD määrää EU:n jäsenmaat asettamaan vähimmäistason energiatehokkuudelle rakennuksissa.. Vuoden 2020 loppuun mennessä uusilta rakennuksilta vaaditaan lähes nollaenergiatasoa, jonka saavuttaminen edellyttää sekä energiatehokkuutta lisääviä toimenpiteitä että korttelikohtaista energiantuotantoa.. Low2No-hanke pyrkii täyttämään direktiivin vaatimukset jo ennen vuotta 2020 kehittämällä teknisiä ratkaisuja, jotka sovittavat yhteen sekä taloudelliset että ympäristölliset näkökohdat ja voivat toimia referenssinä direktiivin edellyttämää kansallista lainsäädäntöä laadittaessa.. Aiemmin energiatehokkuus ja kestävyys tarkoittivat elämän laadusta luopumista.. Low2No:n tarkoitus on muuttaa perinteisiä asumiseen liittyviin käsityksiä ja synnyttää uudenlaista kaupunkikulttuuria.. Erilaiset käytännön ratkaisut kuten älykkäät ohjausjärjestelmät, vähähiiliset palvelut ja liikennejärjestelyt, kaupunkiviljely, tilojen moni- ja yhteiskäyttö mahdollistavat elämäntapojen muutoksen ja kestävämmät kulutustottumukset, jotka lisäävät ihmisten hyvinvointia ja säästävät ympäristöä.. Korttelin rakenne- ja materiaalivalinnat perustuvat hiilidioksidipäästöjen vähentämiseen sekä materiaalien tehokkaaseen käyttöön ja uusiutuvuuteen.. Suuri osa korttelista rakennetaan betonista, mutta Sitran toimitalo tullaan rakentamaan puusta.. Hankkeessa haetaan myös mahdollisuutta käyttää vähähiilisempää betonia.. Monikerroksisia puurakennuksia ei toistaiseksi ole juurikaan käytetty tämän mittaluokan kaupallisissa projekteissa.. Puunkäyttö koko korttelin rakentamiseen olisi mahdollistanut vielä suuremman materiaalitehokkuuden, mutta Low2No-mallin tarkoitus on luoda ratkaisuja, jotka ovat kaupallisesti kannattavia vallitsevissa olosuhteissa.. Monikerroksisten rakennusten puurakentaminen lisääntyy Euroopassa koko ajan, mutta sitä ei juurikaan ole toteutettu Suomessa 1800-luvun jälkeen; lainsäädännön muututtua hiljattain puu on jälleen ajankohtainen rakennusmateriaali.. Low2No-mallin ensimmäisenä toteutettavana projektina Jätkäsaareen rakennettava kortteli edustaa suurta harppausta kohti kestävää, matalaenergiatason kaupunkiasumista.. Toimintamallin painotukset kehittyvät ja muuttuvat vuosien varrella kun suuntaamme tavoitteemme nollaenergia-asumiseen.. By The Numbers.. 500+.. Residents.. 7.. Businesses.. 5.. Buildings.. 60M.. Investment.. 50%.. Energy Reduction.. 22.. 000+.. Square Meters..

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  • Title: A New Direction for Transport Planning - Low2No
    Descriptive info: basecamp is blowing up The last three weeks have had a pace that is at times.. A New Direction for Transport Planning.. There is a better way forward that will deliver better results despite resource constraints.. Realities of Today.. The Car and the City.. The impact of private vehicles on the urban fabric is undoubtedly a well-known issue.. The space that through the years has been dedicated to the car has often modeled the new form of growing settlements or profoundly affected historic city centres.. During the first years since the appearance of the car, the social innovations introduced by Henry Ford minimum wage, shorter working hours and affordable cars made it possible for thousands of workers to become car owners and commuters.. Considering the generally poor living conditions of the overcrowded cities at the beginning of the century, especially in the United States and in the UK, the car offered the simplest in that it is individual solution towards moving away from these congested environments of.. bad housing.. Hence the subsequent generation of the low density suburbs.. A Typical Example of Knowledge Silos Traffic Engineering.. Due to the incredibly steep growth of vehicle ownership early in the last century in the States and after the war in Europe, a car-centered urban vision grew and strengthened, flourishing in the 60s with the Modernist vision.. Roads and buildings weren't meant to communicate anymore, their relationship was broken and so was any inter-disciplinary approach to urban planning.. What Marshall describes as the.. schism of Modernism.. , produced the consequent schism of professions.. Fig.. 1a, b "The Scism of Modernism" (Marshall, 2005).. The identification of a "traffic flow" as a discipline led to the birth of a very specific professional figure to whom the study and design of the "movement channel" was entirely assigned: the traffic engineer.. The hyper-specialisation of this professional figure, together with an inward looking approach based on quantitative issues alone, generated detrimental urban interventions that are now dotted throughout cities around the world.. Traffic engineering is possibly the clearest example of a "knowledge silo": the simplification of vehicular movement into mathematical simulations (often generating spectacular failures) and the inability to establish a dialogue with other disciplines has proven to be a major issue when facing complex problems typical of the contemporary world.. The growing importance of sustainability issues has brought up a set of problems of unprecedented complexity and interdependency (on this topic see this HDL link).. A Car-centred Approach.. The approach that has characterised transport engineering since the 60s in Europe, as in the rest of the western world, has been centered on giving maximum capacity to the road network, in order to respond to the continuous growth of traffic.. More and more urban space has been given to the automobile.. Moreover, because the car is a land-hungry transport system as well as being energy intensive and an emitter of pollutants, the "Faustian bargain" evoked by John Whitelegg.. 4.. the willingness to give away urban quality in order to ensure as much vehicular movement as possible is evident in most cities worldwide.. Some western cities have witnessed the expansion of space dedicated to the car on the road network until very recently, as well as the construction of major urban motorways in dense city centers.. The space given to the automobile in the new suburbs has generated diffuse urban patterns with a major role played by car movement and parking.. Without lingering on the issue of whether the car has determined the demise of urban public life or on the contrary the car has given a technological answer to desires already embedded within society.. , it appears clear that the overall result of the car-centred approach has proven disastrous to urban quality.. Towards Reducing Infrastructure.. Peak Traffic in the Western World.. Since the first Ford Model T, traffic and car ownership (and more precisely the mileage travelled by car) have constantly been growing in the western cities and are now expected to grow very steeply in the emerging countries, where the car industry is focusing most of its sales in the upcoming years.. Nevertheless, we are recently witnessing (or becoming aware of, since some first signals had already emerged in the 90s.. 6.. ) a decrement in car usage.. It has been shown.. that vehicle miles travelled (VMT) have finally peaked in the western world and the inversion of this trend is related to a complex combination of causes.. The worldwide economic crisis with the associated rise in fuel prices is the unifying element underlying technological and social factors: limited travel time budget, diffusion of transit-centred policies and a re-urbanization bias both for young and older people who are less and less attracted by the car.. 8.. 2 from left: U.. S.. VMT per capita, annualized and Real Gasoline Pump Prices, Jan 1991 - Sep 2008 (Puentes and Tomer, 2009).. 3 Estimated car passenger km per capita (FY1990-2008) (Newman and Kenworthy, 2011).. 4 Car use growth trends in developed cities from '60 to '05 using Global Cities Database (European cities included in the study are: Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Munich, Paris, Stockholm).. (Newman and Kenworthy, 2011).. The Real-time Revolution.. Changes in social habits that directly or indirectly influence car usage are already taking place.. The development of ICT as a general trend within our society now allows thinking of integrated management systems, where mobility-related data is collected in real time and analyzed in order to improve service efficiency (see.. IBM Smarter City site.. ).. Examples could apply to the management of a public transport network, of a multimodal mobility network, of a car park management system at the city scale or the real-time update of a dynamic pricing policy.. The great potential of information technology as an instrument of optimisation is mostly due to the fact that the improvements are both to the managements' and the users' benefit.. Systems that are currently becoming more and more popular especially among young generations such us car sharing or bike sharing are supported by and based on this kind of technology.. In the framework of the re-urbanisation that has been registered as one of the causes of the peak car phenomenon, these sharing habits can also be read as a progressive separation from the idea of the car as a symbol to posses, returning it to the realm of the instrument to be used.. New Policies for the Car in the City.. As cars become tools to use and share rather than objects to desire and possess, it appears clear that a new awareness is emerging when it comes to understanding the impact of the automobile on the city fabric.. In this sense, traffic containment policies such as congestion charges or high hourly rates for car parks in city centres are becoming in the western world increasingly accepted by the population, which is therefore starting to internalise the externalities of the car that have traditionally not been associated with a cost.. The introduction of congestion charges, starting from Singapore some 25 years ago and following with Oslo in 1990 and London in 2003, has been shown to be a feasible route; the shift towards a different way of thinking about the presence of the car in the city has proved to be evident even in traditionally car-dominated environment, as shown in a recent referendum on the city in Milan.. 9..  ...   is another fundamental planning instrument related to the overall mobility scenario.. The masterplan is conceived as a zero-emission environment.. Therefore the only cars allowed to enter the city limits are zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs): electric taxis, residents and visitors' e-vehicles or the car sharing system's fleet.. Those driving a fossil fuel car or even a low-emission vehicle (LEV) park it at the interchange car park located on the level west side of the site and connect to the internal public transport system.. 8a, b and c Residential and visitors car park layout.. Within the city limits, small parking structures are evenly distributed across the city fabric, one every 150m, providing public parking spaces for the residents.. One every two parking structures hosts some public parking for visitors; very limited car parking is planned at destinations such as retail outlets or offices, thereby discouraging the use of private vehicles.. As a result, a150m buffer from the parking facilities is maintained for the residents and a wider 300m buffer for the other functions and users.. The parking infrastructure has basically been.. unbundled.. from the land use functions, removing the concept of dedicated car park and spreading it across the urban fabric.. Another aspect of the proposed parking system begins from the concept of pricing strategy that in recent years has started to be fully understood in its potential for managing traffic flows, and pushes it further.. A dynamic pricing strategy would force users to internalize the externalities related to car usage, making the car trip still possible but less appealing.. Depending on the chosen trip timeframe and on the distance between origin and destination, the e-park management system will propose a parking fee to the user.. This pricing will be variable and, for instance, will be higher for peak hour or very short trips and proportional to the traffic volumes registered on that specific part of the network.. As a consequence the system itself could divert the user's trip destination, offering a more distant car park location to prevent the desired area from becoming too congested.. The parking strategy therefore aims to define a demand-responsive management system that constantly ensures a better match between demand and supply.. Public Transport.. The project represents a best-case example of a transit-oriented city where an efficient and therefore attractive public transport system, which has the competitive advantage over the private car, is the main planning guideline.. As an adaptive city.. , there is a strong relationship between its urban shape and characteristics, and the public transport system.. The city presents a linear form that hosts the spinal light rail transit (LRT) system, where the areas in proximity of the transit stops are characterised by higher densities.. The LRT provides a fast connection through the development, integrated with a series of local bus lines which guarantee the distribution throughout the urban fabric.. The line runs on a dedicated path that designates the city's main connector, flanked by pedestrian routes to guarantee pedestrian connectivity.. Moreover, motor vehicles are not allowed to circulate on the main spine and the exclusive use of the dedicated lanes by public transport enhances the system's efficiency.. A transit oriented development (TOD) is defined as an area located within a limited buffer from a public transport stop, therefore constituting a transit line linking a series of discrete areas.. For the project's public transport network, the buffer radius of the LRT stops has been conceptually expanded to a distance that can be covered by feeder routes bringing users to the main line.. The result of this shift is that the stop buffers overlap, creating a continuous area rather than discrete points along a link.. In this definition, the transit corridor is no longer linear but effectively becomes a network.. 9a, b Evolution of the transit corridor: from discrete to continuous configuration.. The expansion of the area of analysis yields a synergic system where feeders provide ridership and reinforce the role of the TOD as a hub, thereby placing emphasis on pedestrians and interchange.. The second level local transport system is formed by as a series of mostly one-way bus routes looping between two or three LRT stations, where transport interchange is available.. Similarly to what Paul Mees.. 18.. analyses of the TTC's.. 19.. system, aside from linking with the spinal system, the bus routes link to each other to cater for cross-urban travel and easy transfer becomes the key to achieve the maximum flexibility for public transit trips.. The bus route length guarantees a maximum travel time of 10 minutes and a system average headway of 4minutes.. The transfer-based system, along with the integrated network's high frequencies, guarantees the efficient coverage of the whole masterplan area.. 10a, b LRT and bus isochrone analysis.. 11a, b Private and public transit isochrone analysis.. Increasing public transport stop buffers leads to the inclusion of another key element to the transit scenario: soft mobility or.. non-motorized transport.. (NMT).. The public transit stop becomes a point of interchange between one mode of transport and the next, where, as described by Paul Mees, "every transit user is also a pedestrian".. 21.. As stated above, this points to the need to consider the microenvironment within the study area to create pedestrian and bicycle-friendly environments.. The improvement of the urban context through which soft mobility moves becomes a key part of the conception of a livable transit corridor.. 12 Masterplan's overall public transport network.. The presence of this urban quality in the project, along with an integrated management system, allows the planning of a mobility on demand system within the overall transport framework, offering a third level of service that further enhances the system's flexibility.. In this project, mobility on demand not only provides a solution to the well-known last mile problem.. , but also offers a true alternative and self-standing mode of transport that is integrated with the rest of the public transport network.. Mobility Management System.. The parking dynamic pricing strategy, the dynamic signaling at the road network's junctions, the public transport and MoD real-time management system, all fall under the key element of the sustainable mobility plan: an integrated mobility management system that can coordinate and optimize both the multi-modal public network and the city's private mobility.. Allowing a constant exchange of information between the provider and the users will create a synergy between network and demand, defining the systems' adaptivity and its demand-responsive characteristic.. The mobility management system will allow the dynamic resolution of issues related to insufficient parking availability as well as possible congested areas, always ensuring efficient movement of private and public transport.. It will also guarantee the management of energy stored in the vehicles' batteries; the consistent storage capacity provided by the vehicle fleet will be used to address peak demand by feeding energy back into the grid (when allowed by the vehicle owner).. 13 Mobility Management system.. Essay by.. Federico Parolotto & Francesca Arcuri.. Federico Parolotto is Senior Partner at MIC which he co-founded in 2009.. He has been a transport consultant in numerous complex building and urban planning projects worldwide.. Francesca Arcuri has worked as a transport planning consultant at MIC on several international projects with town and regional scale.. Her expertise includes sustainable planning and mobility on demand systems.. Posted on.. September 13th, 2011.. Other Essays.. Making Sustainable Cities Investable.. by David Wood.. Green Markets Must Be Created By You.. by Tuuli Kaskinen & Roope Mokka..

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  • Title: 04. Week in Review - Low2No
    Descriptive info: 04.. This week our design team has been working frantically to finalize the concept phase documents to reflect the decisions that have been taken by the client team.. The project needs to quickly move into the design development phase if we are going to meet our permitting targets later this year.. Timber framing sketch for Sitra Office.. Sitra's project team has been working closely with Sauerbruch Hutton and Arup to further develop our timber office solution.. It seems that we have found a good way to deal with the limitations imposed by fire classifications and now massing and interior layout studies are in full swing.. We hope to reveal a fairly comprehensive schematic design during the February 8th event!.. Timber cassette sketch for Sitra Office.. Jukka brings word from the Low2No Board that we will be naming the block something other than Low2No a decision that  ...   also hosted the.. Nordisk InnovationsCenter.. as they visited Sitra on Thursday.. Sustainable buildings are coming on to their agenda and Low2No seems to be an interesting benchmark for them.. Hopefully we will have a chance to share Low2No with them in the coming months.. February 2nd, 2011.. cheap mac makeup.. Wholesale professional online store welcome you! We always stand in our Gods-customer's position to provide clients with the most satisfactory cosmetics.. We are a large factory that provides compelling quality and the lowest makeup price that specially in.. mac makeup wholesale.. !.. mac cosmetics wholesale.. online store gives you professional.. mac makeup.. , includes mac foundation,eyeshadow,blush,blush,lipstick,brush,mascara,eyeliner,makeup of benefit,chanel,dior,lancome ,Max Factor and so on.. posted by.. fake oakleys.. 12 days ago.. LEAVE A COMMENT.. An account is required.. If you've already registered,.. please log in.. Log in.. Or if you haven't already done so,.. register for an account..

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  • Title: Helsinki Street Eats: a book about everyday food - Low2No
    Descriptive info: A guest post by Outi Kuittinen of Demos Helsinki reporting on this week's Low2No Camp round.. 23.. Helsinki Street Eats: a book about everyday food.. Street food.. can.. do all of these things, but it doesn't necessarily.. We see that the history of Helsinki's street food is inextricably tied to food in Finland in general, and so it is caught up in deep currents of regulation, politics, commerce, national identity and culture.. As unlikely as it may seem, when viewed from this historical and cultural perspective, street food might be a powerful force for shaping everyday life.. It also presents an economic opportunity.. The Low2No project is interested in understanding these systems of everyday life, in order to assess how best to support,  ...   space.. Take a bite - download a PDF or order a print-on-demand copy - and get in touch if you want more.. By Bryan Boyer and Dan Hill, with contributions from Ville Tikka, Nuppu Gävert, Tea Tonnov, and Kaarle Hurtig.. This book is offered under a.. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.. 0 license.. Please make it your own.. Tweet.. Download your free copy here.. This book is available in four flavors.. The contents are the same, but the covers are different.. Choose your favorite.. Download PDF (8mb).. or.. buy a printed copy.. with this cover image from the 1950s.. with this cover image from a night in 2011.. Download PDF (7mb).. with this cover image from Ravintolapäivä in 2011.. with this cover image from 1901..

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  • Title: The Model - Low2No
    Descriptive info: Happy New Year! Week 01 of 2011 was surprisingly busy, but mostly with internal processes that are.. 09.. 01.. When cities can't be torn down or built from scratch, another path toward carbon neutrality is needed.. Low2No engages the messy, difficult conditions that shape our cities and proposes.. a way to get from here to there.. Kun kaupunkeja ei voida purkaa tai rakentaa täysin uudestaan, tarvitaan toisenlainen keino, jonka avulla kaupungit voivat siirtyä kohti hiilineutraaliutta.. Low2No-malli tarttuu vaikeisiin haasteisiin ja viitoittaa tietä kohti hiiletöntä tulevaisuutta.. The Model.. Recent attempts to tackle the carbon challenge from through city-making have tended to use one of two predominant models.. Ground up cities that take advantage of near tabula rasa and therefore a lack of legacy conditions to contend with, and pilot districts that exist on the fringes of cities.. Ground-up Cities:.. new cities typically sanctioned by governments in un- or underdeveloped areas built from scratch; often in developing countries with high economic and population growth.. Timelines for completion average two decades.. Examples include Masdar, Dong Tan and New Songdo City.. Pilot Districts:.. Areas within or at the margins of existing cities that have become available for redevelopment due to changes in land use (e.. g.. decommissioned military or logistical facilities).. New districts are typically high profile projects that give city leadership an opportunity to rebrand and reorient the city s economy.. Examples include Treasure Island, Hammarby Sjostad, etc.. These  ...   living environment.. Furthermore, it aims at enhancing sustainable ways of living, and societal urban environment.. One of the goals is to constantly monitor carbon emissions, and to reduce energy consumption.. Among the main characteristics of the model is a holistic development and design which combines the traditional planning at the construction phase with plans for actual living and use.. The points of emphasis of the Low2No model will evolve over the years, and may vary from one project to another.. Development of the Low2No model consists of energy-efficient and low carbon design and construction which result in sustainable built environment.. However, energy-efficiency related to buildings and techniques is only one aspect sustainable urban planning: Creation and adoption of sustainable ways of consumption which increase the well-being of inhabitants also has a central role.. The goal is therefore to alter people's conceptions regarding the surrounding they live in, and establish new forms both for construction and living.. The development project will generate these new models and new type of urban culture.. Low2No approaches the city from the side, oblique, bottom and top.. Policy, finance and culture are the Low2No designer's central capacities.. Over the coming months, Sitra will be further developing the Low2No model as a new focus area of our work.. In the mean time, please visit our Essays section to read more about the sustainability, carbon and the built environment.. Last edited on September 19th, 2011..

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  • Title: Dossiers - Low2No
    Descriptive info: It's been a busy four weeks: The design team delivered the schematic design document set.. The.. 25.. Sustainability is complicated and touches on nearly every area of knowledge in one way or another.. These dossiers will help introduce you to the issues without overwhelming you with the details.. Kestävyys on moniulotteinen käsite.. Alla olevat sisällön kuvaukset havainnollistavat kestävyyden keskeisiä elementtejä eri näkökulmista menemättä kuitenkaan kovin syvälle yksityiskohtiin.. Updated 19 March,  ...   and innovative as it is low carbon?.. Read More.. Intro textStreet food describes systems of everyday life.. In its sheer everydayness we discover attitudes to public space, cultural diversity, health,.. instructionsDownload your free copy here This book is available in four flavors.. Carbon emissions are the key metric for building a sustainable city in the 21st century.. Here are some of the issues uncovered during the Low2No project and from elsewhere..

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  • Title: Essays - Low2No
    Descriptive info: Carefully measured compromise has been the name of the game this week.. Deep in the DNA.. We do not have all the answers, but many of them are being worked on by experts around the world.. This collection of original essays have been written with Sitra's support to explore the realities of delivering sustainable development.. We will publish 6-8 articles per year.. Vähähiilinen rakentaminen ja elämäntapa ovat aiheita, joissa monet kysymykset ovat toistaiseksi  ...   joissa lukuisat asiantuntijat maailmanlaajuisesti pohtivat kestävän kehityksen mahdollisuuksia.. ja haasteita yhteistyössä Sitran kanssa.. FEATURED ESSAY.. CONTRIBUTED BY.. Making Sustainable Cities Investable.. David Wood.. Cities can only be made sustainable with private investment in addition to public sector activities.. Here's why.. Read More.. Green Markets Must Be Created By You.. Tuuli Kaskinen & Roope Mokka.. We need more than mere sustainable versions of everyday products.. We need new products and services based on behaviour change..

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  • Title: Competition Overview - Low2No
    Descriptive info: Those embarking on major urban developments often conduct study tours in order to benchmark their.. 06.. Competition Overview.. Challenge.. Process.. Outcomes.. Case Study.. Low2No began with an innovative design competition that foregrounded strategy and the formation of a diverse team.. Here's how we did it.. Low2No alkoi suunnittelukilpailulla, joka nosti korosti strategian ja monialaisen suunnitteluryhmän merkitystä.. Näin me sen teimme.. In the fall of 2008, Sitra inked a letter of cooperation with the.. City of Helsinki.. to explore new means of urban development on a city block in the City's harbor reclamation project soon to break ground.. In its early form, this exploration was to be housed under the umbrella of Sitra's.. and was to be managed at some distance, allowing consultants to largely shape the project.. But it was quickly realized that the opportunities and needs were much greater and that the built environment was a challenge that demanded Sitra's resources and leadership.. The built environment is the largest negative factor in the stability of ecosystems and the climate.. As populations become increasingly urbanized, the evolution of cities will largely shape the outcome of our long dependence on natural resources.. Two pathways of evolution are evident: an urban society that is in balance with the environment, or one that has depleted available natural capital.. The decisions that will direct this evolution are being made now by politicians, financiers, designers and builders.. Helsinki's emerging Jätkäsaari district as seen in the winter of 2008.. It is clear that no  ...   no ready-made team.. First we asked "who?".. We believe that identifying the best team and approach is the key factor impacting the robustness of the final solution.. Then we asked "how?".. Our competition was designed to seek approaches for four central objectives applied at the scale of a city block:.. low- and one day no- carbon emissions.. energy efficiency.. high architectural, spatial and social value.. sustainable materials and methods.. Last edited on September 29th, 2011.. Kilpailun Kuvaus.. Rakennettu ympäristö on suurin ekosysteemiin ja ilmastoon vaikuttava haittatekijä.. Kaupungistuminen kuitenkin jatkuu ja kaupunkien kehitys ratkaisee luonnonvarojen kohtalon.. Kehityspolkuja on kaksi: yhteiskunta, joka on tasapainossa luonnon kanssa ja yhteiskunta, joka on käyttänyt luonnonvarat loppuun.. Päätökset, jotka ohjaavat kehitystä seuraavat 50 100 vuotta, tehdään tänään.. Sitran Energiaohjelma järjesti uudenlaisen kestävän rakentamisen suunnittelukilpailun nimeltään Low2No yhteistyössä Helsingin kaupungin kanssa.. Suunnittelukilpailu etsi vastauksia kestävän rakentamisen kehittämistarpeisiin.. Lyhenne Low2No tulee sanoista "from low carbon to no carbon" sisältäen ajatuksen hiilettömästä elinympäristöstä sekä haasteesta, joka liittyy tähän muutokseen.. Kestävä kaupunkikehitys on vielä alkutekijöissään, eikä ole olemassa valmiita malleja, joilla olemassa olevia kaupunkeja voidaan muuttaa hiilineutraaleiksi.. Tarvittavat ratkaisut voivat syntyä ainoastaan monialaisesti, sillä onnistuakseen ne vaativat laajan paletin toimenpiteitä, esim.. matalahiiliset rakennusratkaisut, kestävien taloudellisten mallien luominen, kestävä energia- ja kaupunkipolitiikka jne.. Niinpä tärkeimmät kysymyksemme kilpailussa olivat: kuka ja miten?.. KUKA: Uskoimme, että parhaan tiimin ja lähestymistavan valinta on keskeistä laadun ja kestävyyden kannalta.. MITEN: Kestävän rakentamisen suunnittelukilpailussa haimme neljän tärkeän tavoitteen toteuttamistapoja korttelitasolla:.. energiatehokkuus.. vähäpäästöinen tai päästötön rakentaminen.. korkea arkkitehtoninen, tilankäytöllinen ja yhteiskunnallinen arvo.. kestävät materiaalit ja työtavat..

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  • Title: Team & Partners - Low2No
    Descriptive info: Other than the Low2No conference covered in the previous post, this week's big news: work is.. Low2No is a platform for initiatives aimed at sustainability and decarbonization.. Many organizations and individuals have contributed to its beginning and continued development.. A partial listing is here.. Team & Partners.. Low2No Client Team:.. Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund.. Jukka Noponen, Director of.. Marco Steinberg, Director of Strategic Design.. Cook, Sustainable Design Lead.. Team:.. Annemaria Ojanperä (Communications), Dan Hill, Bryan Boyer, Olli Jokinen, Janika Skaffari, Markku Inkeroinen, Johanna Kirkinen, Jarek Kurnitski, Tuula Sjöstedt.. We'd like to hear from you: firstname.. surname@sitra.. SRV Group.. Juha Toimela, Director.. Team:.. Pasi Haakana, Jyrki Suhonen, Reijo Harmaajärvi, Anne Tiainen, Timo Kokkila.. VVO Group.. Niina Savolainen, Researcher.. Urpo Koivusaari, Kimmo Rintala.. International Design Team:.. Adrian Campbell,  ...   Adrian Passmore, Lidia Johnson, Jack Wilshaw, Michael Velders, Andrew Sherratt, Andrew Lawrence, Jessie Hsu.. Sauerbruch Hutton Architects.. Matthias Sauerbruch, Founding Partner.. Louisa Hutton, Founding Partner.. Juan Lucas Young, Director.. Carlos Alarcón Allen, Andrew Kiel, Sebastian Massman, Remi Jalade, Jonas Luther, Patrick Unger, Peter Rieder, Mareike Lamm.. Jan-Christoph Zoels, Senior Partner.. Mark Vanderbeeken, Senior Partner.. Irene Cassarino, Camilla Masala, Taru Hynynen, Yosi Bercovich, Dorington Little IV, Arthur Bodolec, Takumi Yoshida, Piermaria Cosina, Erin O'Loughlin, Cristina Bianchi, Shadi Lahham, Nicola Vittori, Adriana Rivas.. Helsinki Design Team:.. SARC Architects.. Sarlotta Narjus, Architect.. Tommy Lindgren, Tommy Lindgren, Jan Soderlund.. Vahanen Group.. Tero Aaltonen.. Juha Rantanen, Vesa Peltonen, Kari Lemettinen.. Granlund.. Piia Sormunen, Energy Environment.. Tom Sundman, Erkki Finni, Ken Dooley.. Other Partners:.. Timo Laitinen, Jätkäsaari Project Manager.. Matti Kaijansinko, Project Leader..

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  • Title: A New Phase for Low2No - Low2No
    Descriptive info: 03.. 10.. The replica watch industry has completely grown, while it is very easy to find a place where you can purchase fake watches, it is a challenge to find a decent one where you can get good quality replica watches.. If you are thinking of purchasing a fake watch, here are some tips.. replica hublot watches.. to aid you in identifying the best fake watches:.. Stay away from stores that claim that their watches have Swiss or even European movements, it is completely a lie.. Most of the time, imitations come from Asian countries like China and Japan.. Try to find ones that.. discount watches.. come from Japan as these are better in quality and precision.. Chinese made movements are often very unreliable.. Just like any other online shop.. replica marc jacob watches.. you come across, always evaluate the integrity of the store.. Check for reviews and feedback from customers, this will help you in determining the quality  ...   about the goods you have received.. Be wary of online stores who claim to use top quality materials and steel such as 904L steel.. 904L steel is very expensive and is commonly used to manufacture authentic Rolex watches, a fake watch manufacturer would never use such an expensive material.. A.. bell ross watches.. lot of fake.. replica bvlgari watches.. watch stores display photos copied from an authentic watch website to entice more customers.. This could mislead people from thinking that they will receive an item just as shown by the photo.. We supply only the best grades and quaility replica watches,.. rolex fake.. o ring seals, machined screw threads, sapphire crystals, best jeweled, adjusted, tested, high quality stainless steel.. Movements are best.. cheapest replica watches.. grades too.. We offer best warranty on the net.. People shop.. replica bvlgari.. with us and come back.. The relevant information on.. fake omega watches.. ,can enter http://www.. pearwatches.. com.. chip.. 26 days ago..

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