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Technopolis Best Nordic Company in GRESB Benchmark

TECHNOPOLIS PLC        PRESS RELEASE          September 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

Technopolis Best Nordic Company in GRESB Benchmark

A first-time participant in the GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) survey, Technopolis scored the highest total points of all Nordic property companies in the office category. With a total score of 76, Technopolis was awarded the Green Star status. When benchmarked against its Nordic peers, Technopolis scored highest in a number of survey aspects, such as Policy & Disclosure, Risks & Opportunities, Monitoring & EMS, and Management & Policy.

In terms of total score, Technopolis ranked fourth of the 39 FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Europe Index companies that participated. Of all the 326 European companies included in the survey, Technopolis ranked 13th. The survey covered 637 companies and funds with a global portfolio of 56,000 buildings in total.

“Being a first-time participant, we were positively surprised to find out we had performed so well,” says Virve Valonen, Concept Development and Sustainability Manager at Technopolis. “But we are, of course, very pleased to be recognized for our determined efforts to improve sustainability, transparency and reporting.”

In 2013, Technopolis achieved five LEED building ratings, and our office in Estonia was the first in the country to receive the Green Office label. In 2014, Technopolis has achieved five new LEED certifications and launched two new construction projects that will seek LEED certification.

“We have an excellent team in sustainability reporting, and company management and stakeholders show a growing interest in the work we do to promote sustainability. Our joint efforts and input reflect on the results,” Valonen concludes.

More information:
Virve Valonen
Concept Development & Sustainability Manager
Tel. +358 50 467 6014

Technopolis provides the best addresses for companies to operate and succeed in five countries in the Nordic-Baltic region. The company develops, owns and operates a chain of 21 smart business parks that combine services with flexible and modern office space. The company’s core value is to continuously exceed customer expectations by providing outstanding solutions to 1,700 companies and their 40,000 employees in Finland, Norway, Estonia, Russia and Lithuania. The Technopolis Plc share (TPS1V) is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

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