Business Facilities reduces real estate costs by means of sustainable development
Lappeenranta Business Facilities is looking for sustainability innovations suitable for real estate development through the Greenreality Network.
In total, Lappeenranta Business Facilities Ltd manages more than seven hectares of various business premises. One of the main expenses for the properties is energy.
– We monitor consumption and conditions with different variables. The variables must be such that the measurement results can be converted into euros, says Real Estate Director Timo Hämäläinen.
Building services engineering software and software for measuring conditions are used to monitor, for example, heating, lighting, indoor air temperature and quality as well as noise levels at the premises. In the process, factors impacting the carbon footprint, ecological footprint, material losses and the well-being of tenants at the properties are discovered.
Measures that reduce consumption and costs are used to reduce the environmental load of the buildings, as well. Through these measures, the company also aims to significantly improve the usability as well as the working and operating environments of the business premises.
– The use of solar energy is also being considered, but it is still in the early stages, says Hämäläinen.
Business Facilities is involved in the Towards Resource Wisdom pilot project, through the City of Lappeenranta. The goal of the national pilot is to develop an operating model through which cities can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, waste and the use of natural resources, while simultaneously strengthening the region’s economy and competitiveness.
Business Facilities is involved in the implementation of the Resource-wise City programme through the City of Lappeenranta. The goal of resource-wise cities is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, waste and the use of natural resources while simultaneously strengthening the region’s economy and competitiveness.