Energy Resilience in Buildings in Extreme Cold Weather Conditions in Finland

Project: Academy of Finland project

Project Details


Due to climate change and increase in the ambient temperature, occurrence of multiple natural phenomena events such as extreme temperatures, heavy rains etc. have increased. With the rapid urbanization and evident natural disasters, this can cause grid loss/blackouts, which will ultimately impact the building’s energy system and its occupants in Finland. Hence, the aim of the project is to provide technical and economic framework for the energy resilient single family and apartment buildings in extreme cold climatic conditions of Finland. This is needed to ensure the minimum performance of the building’s energy system to support occupants’ comfort, habitability and survivability during grid loss along with the transition towards sustainable solution. The outcome of the project will provide guidance to the consumers, policy makers and businesses to improve the building regulations in order to adapt to the issues of the climate change.
Effective start/end date1/09/2231/08/25

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


  • Energy resilient buildings
  • Climate change
  • Natural disaster
  • Cold Climatic conditions
  • Grid loss
  • blackouts
  • Sustainable development
  • Multi-objective optimization