EcoFellows Ltd.
Ekokumppanit Oy

EcoFellows Ltd provides information, consulting, training and expert services, which aim to promote and develop sustainable actions and way of life in the Tampere Region. The companyt was established in 2003. Our owners are the City of Tampere, Tampere Regional Solid Waste Management Ltd. and Tampereen Sähkölaitos.

Tampere Energy Agency is one of the business lines of EcoFellows Ltd. We promote sustainable energy actions at local and regional level. EcoFellows Ltd. is a member of Climate Alliance and represents City of Tampere in Energy Cities network.

EcoFellows Ltd. operates in the heart of the city in Moreenia, Center for Urban Environment with beautiful views over the Tammerkoski rapids. Our address is Valssipadonraitti 3 and our office entrance is located on the bridge crossing the rapids.

Getting to our office is easiest on foot, by bicycle, or by bus from the bus stops in Koskipuisto, Finlayson or Lapintie.


Our Mission

We promote responsible actions and way of life.


Customer Promise

We help our customers turn their responsible values into inspiring actions.


Our Values

  • Expertise
  • Partnership
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Effectiveness
  • Continuous development


Our Board

Representatives of the City of Tampere:

Chairperson of the board Miisa Karjalainen

Seppo Silvennoinen

Inna Rokosa

Chief Development officer Pasi Muurinen, Tampereen Sähkölaitos

Chief Communications officer Suvi Suomalainen, Tampere Regional Solid Waste Management


Ongoing Projects with EU Funding

TARMO+ – Low Carbon Housing

Low Carbon Housing Tampere Plus (TARMO+) is a three-year project run by Ekokumppanit Oy that focuses on
promoting low-carbon solutions in residential housing and urban structures. TARMO+ has been designed to help meet strategies set forth at the regional, national and EU level to implement climate, energy and land use policies.

As part of the project, renewable energy usage will be encouraged and users given support; together with companies and othercities the supply of and demand for energy services will be enhanced; assistance will be given to infill development schemes to help them get off the ground; and stakeholders will be encouraged to make low-carbon choices regarding housing. The project’s international partner is the City of Malmö, located in the Swedish province of Scania, with whom solutions will be devised to challenges different parts of the Tampere Region face in relation to their future development and use of carbon.

nZEB – Near Zero Energy Buildings

EU Energy Efficiency Directive for Buildings requires local action and public participation in energy politics for building energy saving. Because buildings use 40 % of the total energy use, new buildings are near zero energy buildings (nZEB) in the future. Those buildings are energy effective, and the need for energy is produced by renewable energy sources including near-by produced renewable energy. All new public buildings are near zero energy buildings after 2019 and all other types of buildings after 2021.

nZEB buildings requires new solutions in planning, equipment choices and energy use and codes. To reach the nZEB
target means that building architecture and structures must be designed energy effectively. Also HVAC and electrical building services systems must be planned to operate right and unity of equipment must be chosen to function together. The unity of equipment must be controlled and measured. The solution has to be economically valid and buildings have to stay healthy and safe to use. The buildings and HVAC and electrical systems have to be build carefully and residents must know how to use and maintain them.

RETU – Resource-Efficient Renewable Energy

RETU – a resource-efficienct renewable energy is a one and a half year long project administered by EcoFellows Ltd.
Its goal is to promote business related to renewable energy sources and strengthen the use of renewable energy, lowcarbon solutions, and bio economy in the Tampere region. The project consists of two work packages. In these two
work packages concrete examples from various target locations are used to develop low-carbon products and
services, and enable centralised small-scale local energy solutions. The RETU project helps various regions to
accomplish the goals set by regional climate and energy strategies and low-carbon agreements by assisting the region in speeding up significant structural changes. This is all done within the limits of the environment.

Pirkanmaa Lake Trails

Pirkanmaa Lake Trails is a development project funded from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). Project duration is from September 2015 to August 2018. Ecofellows Ltd is the main partner in the project with Research and Education Centre Synergos as a co-partner.

The main goal is to create a bicycle route network around two great lakes Pyhäjärvi and Näsijärvi mainly for leisure and tourism. These Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi Lake Trails combine the best authentic local specialities with beautiful lake nature and other great things the area has to offer. You can enjoy gorgeous landscapes, local cuisine and culture, serenity of the nature and great variety of interesting sights and services.

Suvi Holm
CEO, Ekokumppanit / Ecofellows Ltd.
+358 40 704 4099

Street Address:
Valssipadonraitti 3, 33100 Tampere, Finland

PL 487, 33101, Tampere, Finland

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