Environmentally positive residential area
Environmentally positive residential area maximizes environmentally positive impacts and creates well-being. The starting point for the concept was the notion of "plus energy", i.e. when the area generates more energy than it consumes. The model goes further, however, and takes into consideration not only energy but also other aspects, such as quality of life, convenience in everyday life, water consumption and waste management. The experts were found through the Solved expert pool and the work was carried out using the digital collaboration platform Solved.fi. "We examined the ecosystem of the entire residential area. The results included many interesting ideas regarding, for instance, new sharing economy applications", says Santtu Hulkkonen, EVP, Solved. The concept of an environmentally positive residential area is not a collection of definitions but an approach. It is not science fiction. "The initial idea was that an environmentally positive residential area could be achieved with current technology", says Juha Kostiainen, Senior Vice President, Urban Development, YIT.