EkoGrad: konseptsija stroitelstva ekologitsheski effektivnogo rajona v Sankt-Peterburge

Translated title of the contribution: EcoGrad: Development of a concept for ecological city planning for St. Petersburg, Russia

Åsa Nystedt, Mari Sepponen, Seppo Teerimo, Johanna Nummelin, Mikko Virtanen, Pekka Lahti

    Research output: Book/ReportReport


    The aim of the research project, EcoGrad, was to develop a concept for ecological housing areas that would fit in St Petersburg. In this report the EcoGrad concept is defined and the criteria list for the concept is presented. The results of a questionnaire that was made to inhabitants in Russia was utilised in this work. The project included three pilot residential areas locating in St Petersburg. A rough city plan was drawn and different energy systems were modeled and calculated. Also emissions of energy production scenarios were calculated. In addition, suitable public private partnership business models were studied. Based on findings from the pilot studies and negotiations with the local authorities, a criteria list for an ecological city plan was made, presented, and iterated. The EcoGrad concept consists of many aspects, which are: dense structure of the urban area, local environment and basis, energy efficient buildings, energy production mainly from renewable energy sources, sustainable transportation solutions, waste and water management and social issues.
    Original languageRussian
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Number of pages110
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7706-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes



    • city planning
    • energy efficiency
    • Russia

    Cite this

    Nystedt, Å., Sepponen, M., Teerimo, S., Nummelin, J., Virtanen, M., & Lahti, P. (2011). EkoGrad: konseptsija stroitelstva ekologitsheski effektivnogo rajona v Sankt-Peterburge. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes, No. 2580 http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/tiedotteet/2011/T2580.pdf