"The most functional smart city in the world. " Helsinki's ambition is a mighty one... but has real potential. The Finnish capital wants to align new technologies with usages suited to the lives of its residents.
Work has got underway on Floatgen, the France’s first offshore wind turbine!
Linkcity projects highlighted at MIPIM
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Worksites made more sustainable with recycled concrete
Building and Civil Works generates 250 million tonnes of waste per year. Today, only 40% of this waste is reclaimed, yet the Energy Transition Act imposes a threshold of 70%, to be reached by 2020. Transitioning from a traditional, linear economy toward a circular economy means entirely rethinking how we manage a worksite’s materials in order to produce in a more sustainable and sensible way.
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