Eco-friendly and sustainable housing is a sum of many factors. On one hand, it derives from the small everyday choices. How much time do I spend in the shower? How do I wash my clothes? What kind of products do I buy? On the other hand, Turku Student Village Foundation (TYS) as a housing provider offers eco-friendly and energy-efficient student housing through various housing solutions.
Saving energy is important in mitigating climate change, securing the availability of energy, reducing the need for imported energy and the cost of the energy, as well as in protecting the environment. Housing and related energy use constitutes nearly one third of the carbon footprint of households. For this reason, it is essential to focus on energy saving in reducing the environmental impact of housing.