Certified sustainability and green memberships
International building rating system LEED
Technopolis has committed to using the internationally-renowned LEED building rating system for developing and comparing the ecological efficiency of its buildings.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an international building rating system for monitoring the ecological footprint of buildings. The system was created by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
The rating is used to guide us on new constructions (LEED Core & Shell) and the management of existing buildings (LEED EB: Operations and Maintenance). LEED certificates are verified by a third party and include several measurements: Indoor air, energy efficiency, materials and waste, water consumption and innovations.
Technopolis customers can proudly cite the sustainable maintenance of their premises when reporting on their own sustainability.
The sites with LEED certificates are:
- Vantaa 5B (F): LEED Core & Shell, Gold
- Vantaa 6G: LEED Core & Shell, Gold
- Vantaa 7H: LEED Core & Shell, Gold
- Vantaa kampus: LEED EB: O&M, Gold
- Asemakeskus, Tampere: LEED Core & Shell, Gold
- Yliopistonrinne 1, Tampere: LEED EB: O&M, Gold
- Yliopistonrinne 2, Tampere: LEED Core & Shell, Gold
- Yliopistonrinne 3-4, Tampere: LEED Core & Shell, Gold
- Elektroniikkatie 4, Oulu: LEED EB: O&M, Silver
- Elektroniikkatie 6, Oulu: LEED EB: O&M, Gold
- Elektroniikkatie 8 Smarthouse, Oulu: LEED EB: O&M, Silver
- Kontinkangas, Oulu: LEED EB: O&M, Silver
- Peltola 1, Oulu: LEED EB: O&M, Gold
- Peltola 2, Oulu LEED EB: O&M, Gold
- Peltola 3, Oulu LEED EB: O&M, Gold
- Ydinkeskusta, Oulu LEED EB: O&M, Gold
- Innopoli 2, Espoo: LEED EB: O&M, Gold
- Innopoli 3ABCD, Espoo: LEED EB: O&M, Gold
- Innopoli 4, Espoo: LEED Core & Shell, Gold
- Ruoholahti 1, Helsinki: LEED EB: O&M, Gold
- Ruoholahti 2, Helsinki: LEED Core & Shell, Gold
- Ruoholahti 3, Helsinki: LEED Core & Shell, Gold
- Vilnius Ozas, Alfa: LEED EB: O&M, Gold
- Vilnius Ozas, Beta: LEED EB: O&M, Gold
- Vilnius Ozas, Gama: LEED EB: O&M, Gold
- Vilnius Ozas, Delta: LEED Core & Shell, Gold
- Vilnius Ozas, Penta: LEED Core & Shell, Gold
- Lõõtsa 5, Tallinn LEED Core & Shell, Gold
- Lõõtsa 12, Tallinn LEED Core & Shell, Platinum
- Lõõtsa 2A, Tallinn LEED EB: O&M, Gold
- Lõõtsa 2B, Tallinn LEED EB: O&M, Silver
- Lõõtsa 4, Tallinn LEED EB: O&M, Silver
- Lõõtsa 6, Tallinn LEED EB: O&M, Silver
- Lõõtsa 8, Tallinn LEED EB: O&M, Gold
- Lõõtsa 8A, Tallinn LEED EB: O&M, Silver
- Lõõtsa 1, Tallinn LEED Core & Shell, Platinum
BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is a sustainability assessment method for buildings. BREEAM does this through third party certification of the assessment of an asset’s environmental, social and economic sustainability performance, using standards developed by BRE.
The sites with BREEAM certifications are:
- Profil, Oslo: BREEAM New construction: Very good
- Innopoli 3D, Espoo: BREEAM New construction: Good
- Kista 1 (Kolding 3) and Kista 2 (Kolding 4): BREEAM In-use: Very good
Energy saving agreement for premises and managing energy efficiency
In the property sector, the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, the Ministry of the Environment, the Energy Authority, and RAKLI have made an agreement on improving energy efficiency regarding rental and commercial properties.
Companies who join the Energy Efficiency Agreement commit themselves to improving their energy efficiency, in accordance with the actions and targets presented in their specific Action Plan. Companies will report their real estates’ energy consumption and saving targets during the agreement period: a saving of 7,5% by the end of 2025. Technopolis has joined the agreement and reports its real estates’ consumption and saving measures annually.
In addition, Technopolis has a company energy audit document, that is in accordance with the new energy efficiency directive and supports the energy efficiency agreement for commercial premises and energy efficiency audits within the property portfolio.
Green electricity and district cooling
Technopolis offers its customers green electricity produced by 100% renewable energy sources on all its Finnish campuses as well as in campus in Gothenburg, Oslo, Vilnius and Tallinn.
District cooling is used in Finland at the Ruoholahti campus and in Norway at the Oslo campus. Technopolis is considering increasing the use of district cooling at its campuses when the possibilities allow it.
Technopolis is a member of the Finnish Green Building Council. FIGBC is an organization which gathers together sustainability know-how in Finland and represents its members in related issues, both nationally and internationally.
We are also a member of the Association of Building Owners and Construction Clients (RAKLI). RAKLI’s objective is to activate the development of the property and construction industry and to network operators.