Landlord in pursuit of greener housing
LAPPEENRANNAN ASUNTOPALVELU OY WANTS TO TAKE ITS RESIDENTS AND HOMETOWN TOWARDS A CARBON-NEUTRAL TOMORROW.
Approximately 200 properties, 300 buildings, 5,000 rental apartments and 8,000 residents – these figures describe the operations of Lappeenrannan Asuntopalvelu. The company is a large landlord and major property owner that wants to be actively involved in reducing emissions from housing.
– As a company, we are committed to reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 50% by 2025 and by 80% by 2033, says Martti Mäkelä, Managing Director of Lappeenrannan Asuntopalvelu Oy.
Asuntopalvelu’s first geothermal project, a new apartment building at Liesharjunkatu 6, was completed in the summer of 2020. The company also took a big step in the autumn of 2020 by switching the heating of seven apartment buildings located in the Pulp area in Joutseno from natural gas to pellets. Asuntopalvelu has also committed to completely giving up oil heating in its buildings by 2025.
The company strives for sustainable quality in new buildings and renovations.
– We also seek to continue the life cycle of buildings with continuous maintenance and adequate repairs. Reducing vacant dwellings is part of environmentally friendly thinking as well.
However, residents play a key role in everyday energy savings.
– We encourage them to use water smartly and to sort waste, for example. This way we can save natural resources together with residents, Mäkelä says.