Ambitious goals for sustainability
What does sustainability mean to us? There are many things Technopolis is doing to make the planet a better place to live and work in.
We are not only acting for our own goals, but for our customer companies and their employees. We want to be a pioneer by offering customers the opportunity to act responsibly.
Sustainability for us stands for fewer square meters, smart and safe office planning, and more shared services. Starting with the construction of our buildings, Technopolis premises are designed to utilize space in the most efficient and comfortable way possible. This is a constant work in progress, and we will continue to find new ways to improve the wellbeing of people and minimize our environmental footprint.
"Technopolis has set ambitious goals for sustainability, including being carbon neutral by 2030."
“Businesses need to do their share to tackle climate change. The real estate sector is currently responsible for one third of total carbon dioxide emissions, so we think going carbon neutral is a must in our industry. Real estate players need to commit to concrete action and start leveraging new innovations to reach this goal. Technopolis has set ambitious goals for sustainability, including being carbon neutral by 2030” explains Johanna Kivelä, Concept Development and Sustainability Manager at Technopolis.
Energy efficiency is a top priority in property maintenance and we naturally set goals for it with results measured regularly. Here are a few projects we have been working on:
- Technopolis premises in Finland, Gothenburg, Oslo, Vilnius, and Tallinn use green electricity, while roof solar panels are becoming more common in our premises.
- Eco-efficiency is a top priority in the maintenance of our properties, as it leads to big savings in both emissions and euros. We develop the efficiency of our buildings with active optimization measures and investments.
Recently we started using Ines, an intelligence built into our energy consumption follow-up system EnerKey that automatically finds energy saving potentials in properties. It, for example, analyses properties based on hourly consumption profiles and detects the properties where e.g. the ventilation time programs are not optimized.
- Technopolis uses LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building certificates as management, minimization, and measurement tool of environmental impact. The rating is used to guide us on new construction projects and the management of existing buildings. LEED certificates are verified by a third party and include several measurements: Indoor air, energy efficiency, materials and waste, water consumption, and innovations. Currently around 65 % of Technopolis’ building portfolio has been certified.
Technopolis sends a light signal for the climate
This year Technopolis takes part in Earth Hour by sending a light signal for the climate. Our promise for the planet is: Technopolis commits to carbon neutral energy in its buildings by 2030.
WWF invites you to be a part of Earth Hour history by joining their first-ever Earth Hour Virtual Spotlight on Saturday 27th March at 8.30 pm (your local time). Join us this Earth Hour with millions of people from all over the planet to speak up for nature.
Find out more at: https://www.earthhour.org/take-part/virtual-spotlight