The Nordic Green Building Council’s Conference 2013 was held in Helsinki last week, bringing together Nordic solutions for sustainable development and providing opportunities to learn about best practices for the renovation, maintenance and use of buildings. The EU’s long-term target is to reach a low-carbon society and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95% below 1990 levels by 2050. The Nordic GBC Conference 2013 provided a unique opportunity to meet this challenge.
According to a presentation by Professor Pekka Pajakkala from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the EU’s energy and climate policy objectives will bring more stringent building regulations but also create many business opportunities for forward-looking companies in the real estate and construction sectors. In particular, there will be great opportunities to develop business and create innovations in the renovation business.
Transformation brings opportunities
The construction sector in Europe is in the middle of a major transformation, according to Pajakkala, who has been active in the field of construction market, business, economy and technology foresights and competitiveness for 35 years. Alongside the focus on new construction, there is now also a strong demand for know-how in renovation and the development of building uses
Invest in Finland is also studying the business opportunities available for international companies in the renovation sector. All international companies interested in business opportunities in this sector are welcome to contact Invest in Finland for more information.