Office building with the lowest energy consumption in Finland
Completed in September 2011, the energy-efficient office building is used by the City of Helsinki Environment Centre and the University of Helsinki.
Total energy consumption of the building is only half of what is required by construction standards. Low energy consumption is implemented mainly by means of commonly-used technical solutions. For example:
• The structures are energy-efficient
• Bedrock-based cooling is used to cool the premises
• The south façade has been designed for the efficient utilisation of solar panels, which also shade the façade to prevent an excessive heat load in the summer.
• Natural daylight is utilised by means of, for example, light shafts.
The design and construction were managed by the City of Helsinki’s HKR-Rakennuttaja. The head designer of the building was Architect and Doctor of Technology Kimmo Kuismanen / Ab Case consult Ltd.