YIT’S AVIA LINE 3 AWARDED LEED PLATINUM CERTIFICATION

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Helsinki, 2014-03-19 09:00 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Avia Line 3 office building located in Vantaa’s Aviapolis has been awarded LEED Platinum environmental certification. This is YIT’s first LEED Platinum certification. There are only about ten properties in all of Finland that have been awarded LEED Platinum certification.

Avia Line 3 was designed according to the principles of sustainable development, resulting in an environmentally efficient and user-friendly solution. The energy class A office building was completed in 2013 and its floor area is approximately 3,300 m². The tenants of Avia Line 3 include Fastems Oy, LVI-Dahl Oy and Intelle Innovations Oy, among others.

Avia Line 3 is unique particularly with respect to its energy efficiency solutions and the efficiency of water use, which achieved all of the environmental objectives set. Part of the building’s energy consumption is covered by solar energy collected via photovoltaic panels. The factors behind the building being awarded LEED Platinum environmental certification also included advanced indoor air solutions, water fixtures that reduce water consumption, and the property’s location in an urban area with comprehensive services and transport links. YIT’s consulting partner in the LEED certification process was Pöyry Finland Oy.

“LEED Platinum certification is testament to Avia Line 3 meeting the highest efficiency standards for ecological construction. We are pleased to be able to offer our customers a pleasant and high-quality working environment that satisfies the most demanding requirements for environmental responsibility,” says Vice President Matti Sarikkola from YIT.

For further information, please contact:
Matti Sarikkola, Vice President, Business Construction Services, YIT Construction Ltd, tel. +358 40 519 5676, matti.sarikkola@yit.fi 
Hanna Malmivaara, Vice President, Communications, YIT Corporation, tel. +358 40 561 6568, hanna.malmivaara@yit.fi

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YIT is a construction industry leader. We create better living environments in Finland, Russia, the Baltic countries, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Over 100 years of experience have secured for us a strong market position: We are the largest housing developer and one of the largest business premises and infrastructure developers in Finland, and the most significant foreign housing developer in Russia. Our vision is to stay one step ahead – while caring for our customers, partners and personnel. We have more than 6,000 employees in seven countries. In 2013, our revenue amounted to approximately EUR 1.9 billion. Our share is listed on Nasdaq OMX Helsinki. www.yitgroup.com.