Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 09:15
It is challenging for small growth companies to get investments – and this also applies to the cleantech sector. Lack money and the resulting short-term planning impede growth.
Valopaa is situated in the core of cleantech, works in a growth industry and manufactures products that are profitable investments to clients. We develop and manufacture extremely energy-efficient LED lighting solutions and intelligent LED lighting systems.
Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 12:30
Sewage sludge is accumulated during wastewater treatment as different solid and dissolved contaminants are separated.
These contaminants include a variety of different chemical compounds such as inorganic salts, clays, carbohydrates, fatty acids etc. Many of these substances have a sort of offensive character: there are concerns towards heavy metals, hygienic quality and lately also organic micropollutants.
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 10:00
Metal industry was one of the forerunners of eCommerce and digitalisation in many countries including Finland 15 years ago.
It was thought that digitalisation will revolutionise the way of conducting business. Companies were heavily investing in eCommerce and building up digital customer interphases to ERP systems. However, what happened to all those applications that were developed during digital hype of 1990s?
Monday, February 11, 2013 - 11:00
Many people say energy efficiency is difficult. I do not agree. You need only two steps to be efficient.
First, to run processes efficiently in metal or any other industry, you need efficient equipment, e.g. motors and drives. Second step is more personal, you need to use your brain – every day. It is that simple.
Friday, February 8, 2013 - 12:00
The assets of Finnish waterworks have been literally buried underground in the form of pipes and wells.
Friday, February 1, 2013 - 14:45
Why should we save energy? From a global viewpoint, the key goal when saving energy is reducing greenhouse gas emissions in a cost-efficient manner.
The EU has set its goal to make energy savings of 20% by the year 2020. However, climate policy is not the only reason why we should all try to reduce the amount of energy we consume. Other reasons include reduced energy costs, securing the availability of energy etc.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 12:30
The primary function of a building envelope is to provide protection against weather and to enable satisfactory indoor climate conditions.
Temperature control requires always use of energy and when talking about energy efficiency in construction, subject is usually energy used for heating or cooling. The path towards energy efficiency has been a story of lessons learned. Construction is heavily regulated industry. Target of the regulation is of course to ensure safety and quality.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 15:15
There are three ways to react to change: one can pretend it’s not happening, one can whine about it, or one can do something about it. All of us in the construction sector have to ask ourselves which path we will take regarding the changes with energy efficiency and sustainability.
Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 13:00
Waste is often synonym for something negative, unwanted and useless. And zero reflects to none, nothing often also having a negative shadow. But as we have been taught in math lessons, minus times minus equal a plus, so I really see also these two small words “zero” and “waste” multiplied together creating only positive results!