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Facts about Lappeenranta

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It is no wonder that Lappeenranta was selected as this year’s National Earth Hour Capital of Finland.
We strive to use a greener approach in everything we do and
to achieve even our most ambitious environmental targets.

It's a Fact

The world’s

most energy efficient

hybrid bus

CAMBUS

Cycling City

of the Year

2015

Carbon dioxide emissions down by

38%

Among the

18 best cities

in the Earth Hour City Challenge by WWF

 Sammonlahti School is the first school in Finland to have received the Eco-Schools Green Flag award and the environmental certificate granted by the Okka Foundation

Neo-Carbon Energy is the most extensive

renewable energy research project in the history of Finland,

with 100% emission-free energy

Bioverno, the world’s first

second-generation biorefinery, began operations in

2015

Kaukaan Voima’s biopower plant

is one of Finland’s largest

users of biofuels

7

constructed stormwater wetlands

for restoring the Pien-Saimaa lake region

In the Holiday Housing Fair area in Rauha,

60%

of the energy for the buildings is

based on renewable energy sources

Finland’s first and

largest inland wind farm,

21 MW

The Muukko wind farm

produces enough electricity to heat more than

2,000

detached houses

More than

70% of district heating

is CO2-free

More than 40%

of the electricity used

in Lappeenranta

is CO2-free

8.2%

of Finland’s solar power plants

are located in Lappeenranta

80%

of Lappeenranta’s district heat is produced at

Kaukaan Voima’s biopower plant

82

collection points for biodegradable and reusable waste

8 manned waste transfer stations

80%

less emissions

by 2030

Skinnarila has Finland’s 

greenest campus

2013

Sustainable Campus

Excellence Award

275 km 

of bicycle paths

 

40% of

Finland’s energy research and

education takes place at LUT

Public transportation

grew in 2010–2014

by 17%

National

Earth Hour Capital

2016

 

The world’s first city to switch to EKOenergy-certified electricity

60%

of the district heating in Lappeenranta is based on forest biomass

In 2016, the installation of solar panels increased by

33%

90%

of all waste in Lappeenranta is recycled

Lappeenranta has

the highest number of

solar panels per resident

of any city in Finland