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New York 11.-14.9.2023

Low carbon built environment trade mission to New York City

Register no later than 18 August 2023!


Further information 


Mr. Bart Kotlarek
Senior Advisor
+1 646 384 0091 (time difference -7 hours from Finland)


Mr. Kari Laine
Head of Low Carbon Built Environment Program
+358 50 444 9151


Ms. Maria Westerholm
Senior Director, Delegations
+358 40 343 3431



In New York City, buildings account for approximately two-thirds of greenhouse gas emissions. America’s largest city is committed to transforming its existing skyline into high performance low carbon buildings.

With the passage of New York’s Climate Mobilization Act’s (CMA) Local Law 97 (LL97), in April, 2019, to curb carbon emissions, the city is eager to adopt low-carbon built environment solutions. Finland’s stronghold in energy efficiency, low carbon materials, and digital infrastructure makes this an optimal time to explore the New York City market. 

In May of this year, Team Finland network conducted its first low carbon built environment trade mission to the city of Los Angeles, resulting in several success cases. On 12-14 September, 2023 Business Finland will arrange a trade mission to New York City. This upcoming trade mission will meet with some of the most innovative architecture, engineering, construction, and real estate firms in Manhattan. The program will also include an exclusive opportunity to engage with the developers of the new climate center on Governors Island.

Who should attend?

The visit is aimed for Finnish companies that have export solutions for low-carbon built environment and want to pursue New York as a strategic market or partner. The participating companies should have products/solutions/services for

  • energy efficiency and the optimization of energy use
  • low carbon building materials
  • digital design, construction, and operation processes
  • data and tools for managing both the built environment lifecycle and smooth everyday life

Kindly note that participation is limited to 10 companies on a first come – first served basis.

Preliminary program 

Participation fee

To cover the expenses of arranging the program in New York, Business Finland will charge a participation fee of:

  • Major companies: EUR 1950 + 24% VAT per person
  • SME's and Micro businesses: EUR 1660 + 24% VAT per person

Business Finland will invoice the participation fee after the visit based on the actual costs. The invoiced fee will not exceed the amounts mentioned above. Kindly note that the participation fee does not include flights, accommodation, meals and transportation outside the business delegation program.