Rental housing needs energy-saving tools
Lappeenrannan Asuntopalvelu Oy observes the principles of sustainable development in building projects and lives up to its environmental responsibilities by guiding the planning of projects in such a manner that environmental aspects are always taken into account and buildings are designed to be energy efficient and low in emissions.
The largest individual expense of residential buildings is energy consumption , which the company tries to affect through repair works and advising tenants on how to make the principles of sustainable development part of their everyday lives.
The consumption of heat and water is individually monitored in each house. Large deviations are addressed by repairing defects, renovating and enacting reforms affecting energy consumption in the apartments. Apartment-specific water meters have been installed in new construction
and renovated sites. The goal is to reduce water consumption, as the water rate will no longer be part of the rent but will be sent directly to the tenant for payment.
The resident’s guide of Asuntopalvelu provides tips on saving energy and recycling. Recycling is already part of everyday life in the apartment buildings.
Lappeenrannan Asuntopalvelu Oy is a company that builds and owns rental apartments and is wholly owned by the City of Lappeenranta. Asuntopalvelu manages 5,000 apartments in apartment buildings, terraced houses and detached houses, with a total of over 8,000 residents. A key principle of Asuntopalvelu is to offer reasonably priced rental apartments for those who need them.