TECHNOPOLIS PLC PRESS RELEASE November 15, 2012 at 3.45 p.m.
Technopolis Receives Two New LEED-Certificates
Technopolis has received two new LEED-certificates in Finland for our internationally outstanding environmental performance. The second phase of Innova in Jyväskylä received a platinum certificate in October and the second phase of Ruoholahti earned a gold certificate in November. Innova 2 is the first building in Finland to use geothermal energy harnessed with energy piles in the ground.
Ruukki Construction and Uponor provided energy piles, and Are Ltd. provided the Sensus low-energy panels which helped Innova 2 to achieve the LEED platinum-level. It is the second building in Finland to do so.
To reach the platinum level, a building must excel in energy efficiency and location. In addition, Technopolis invested in further efficiency measures: water-efficient fixtures, efficient waste management, renewable energy, and electric vehicle charging stations. It has been estimated that approximately 50% of heating energy and as much as 40% of cooling energy will be saved in Innova 2, with a subsequent reduction in the building’s carbon footprint of almost half.
- Building ratings help manage maintenance costs throughout the life cycle of a building. LEED-rated buildings consume less energy and water, and have better indoor air quality than standard buildings, explains Virve Riihonen, Technopolis Environmental Manager.
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Technopolis Plc is a listed real estate company that specializes in leasing space and providing services. Its core business idea is to combine business support services with modern, flexible, multi-user business environments. There are approximately 22,000 people and almost 1,400 companies and organizations in Technopolis premises in Finland, Russia, and Estonia. The company’s net sales for 2011 totaled EUR 92.8 million, and its EBITDA was EUR 47.5 million. The Technopolis Plc share (TPS1V) is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.