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Technopolis building in Vantaa received LEED Gold Level Certification

TECHNOPOLIS PLC                                          PRESS RELEASE        November 23, 2011 at 10:30

Technopolis building in Vantaa received LEED Gold Level Certification

Phase 5B of Technopolis Helsinki-Vantaa was completed in May, and the project is the first Technopolis project to receive LEED certificate. It qualified for Gold certification level in a third-party evaluation, which indicates excellent environmental performance. Only three new construction projects have previously qualified for Gold or Platinum certification level in Finland. Pöyry Finland Ltd. was the LEED consultant in the Helsinki-Vantaa phase 5B project.

”LEED-compliant design and construction management can be seen in the building’s enhanced energy efficiency, including Are Sensus® low-energy system, presence- and time-controlled lighting, extended commissioning and purchase of 100% green electricity. The building also features water-saving plumbing fixtures, and the health and activity of the users is promoted in various ways. The contractor’s operations were also monitored in accordance with the LEED requirements at the site,” says Virve Riihonen, Concept Development and Environmental Manager at Technopolis Plc.

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is originally an American certification system for evaluating the ecological footprint of buildings. The system was created by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED-certified buildings are divided into four categories: Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.

In addition to the completed Vantaa 5B(F) building, Technopolis has several LEED Core & Shell 2009 building rating projects: Ruoholahti phase 2 (Helsinki), Yliopistonrinne phase 2 (Tampere), and Innova phase 2 (Jyväskylä).

Technopolis Plc

Virve Riihonen
Development and Environmental Manager
Tel. +358 50 467 6014

Kari Kokkonen
Director, Real Estate Operations
Tel. +358 40 534 6629

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