City of Tampere

Tampere is a city in Pirkanmaa, southern Finland. It is the most populous inland city in the Nordic countries.

Tampere has a population of 235,615 with the urban area holding 334,112 people and the metropolitan area, also known as the Tampere sub-region, holding 385,301 inhabitants in an area of 4,970 km2. Tampere is the second-largest urban area and third most-populous individual municipality in Finland, after the cities of Helsinki and Espoo. It’s also the most populous Finnish city outside the Greater Helsinki area and a major urban, economic, and cultural hub for central Finland.

Tampere is wedged between two lakes, Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. Since the two lakes differ in level by 18 metres (59 ft), the rapids linking them, Tammerkoski, have been an important power source throughout history, most recently for generating electricity. Tampere is dubbed the “Manchester of Finland” for its industrial past as the former center of Finnish industry.

A city in full economic and demographic expansion, Tampere has chosen to invest in cogeneration, high buildings efficiency standards and integrated data, in order to achieve its 2050 carbon neutrality goals.

Source: Wikipedia


City of Tampere is a member of Energy Cities since 2010


260 000 Inhabitants


Low energy and carbon solutions in housing cooperatives

Tampere in Finland brings stakeholders together

Low Carbon Housing Tampere Plus (TARMO+) is a three-year ERDF funded project run by the energy agency of Tampere for the promotion of low-energy and […]

How compatible is the Finnish soul with citizen participation?

Suvi Holm, City of Tampere

In this episode, we speak with Suvi Holm from the Finnish city of Tampere. Suvi is CEO of the non-profit environmental company Ekofellows (Ekokumppanit Oy). Ekofellows is owned by the municipality and advises citizens and companies on energy efficient measures and renewable energy.

Integrated city systems for increased efficiency

A city in full economic and demographic expansion, Tampere is looking into how it can reduce its energy consumption and CO2 emissions in order to […]

Accelerating Condominium Energy Retrofitting

“Energy Expert” training, a real multi-stakeholder approach in Tampere

The City of Tampere has been actively supporting condominiums (limited liability housing companies) with “Energy Expert” training courses since 2000. Between 2015 and 2017, this […]