Are Sensus® installed in the new multipurpose office space of Kaleva

Are Oy           Press release            14 September 2016 at 9:00 a.m.


Are will provide building services systems for Kaleva’s new multipurpose office space in Oulu. The building has a total of 3,600 m2 of office space on five floors, and it will be furnished with the Are Sensus® technical building system which meets the criteria for clean technology and offers a highly efficient combination of heating, cooling and ventilation.


The project will be implemented through alliance contracting between Kaleva, NCC, Arkins Suunnittelu Oy and Vauhtiviiva Oy. The team chose the alliance model, because they wanted to include the best designers, architects and experts in the project. Area has previous positive experiences of alliance contracting in the Oulu region.


The first floor of the new multipurpose office building of Kaleva will also house a lunch venue. The construction started in August 2016, and the site will be completed in autumn 2017.


Energy calculations support decision-making


“Our goal is to make the new building energy-efficient, which is why technical building services were so important to us. Based on the energy calculations we ordered for the property, Are Sensus was the best choice,” says Jouko Männikkö, Property Manager at Kaleva. 


The client can analyse the energy-efficiency of Sensus with the help of calculations before selecting the technical building system. The client can use the data provided by designers and energy experts to compare different systems in terms of their energy-efficiency and life-cycle effects.


Are Sensus saves energy and improves indoor climate


The system’s low-energy centre controls all the energy flows in a building, reducing the need for purchased energy by 25% compared to conventional technology. Sensus also integrates lighting, electricity and ICT infrastructure into facilities in a manner that allows the facilities to be divided and expanded as necessary. The system keeps indoor air at the building clean and fresh in all seasons.


“We have worked systematically and over the long term to make Are Sensus known across Finland. The Kaleva office building is the first Are Sensus site in Oulu, which makes this an important pioneering project for us in northern Finland,” says Jouni Riikola, Area Manager at Are.


Further information available from:


Are Oy

Jouni Riikola, Area Manager, tel. +358 40 749 6534,

Heikki Mäki, Design Manager, tel. +358 40 300 5606,


Kaleva Oy

Esko Jokelainen, CFO, tel. +358 40 833 8833,

Jouko Männikkö, Property Manager, tel. +358 (0)400 585 588, 


Are is the largest technical building services company in Finland. Our technical building contracting and property maintenance services guarantee energy efficiency and a comfortable indoor climate throughout the entire life cycle of the building. 

We focus on intelligent technical maintenance and our Are Sensus low-energy system in particular. Established more than 100 years ago, the Are Group employs approximately 2,900 people. We serve our customers in 25 locations in Finland and in St Petersburg, Russia. More information:


Kaleva is the largest media company in northern Finland. It offers the latest news, interesting stories and useful services to its customers every day. Kaleva is an energetic, future-oriented and growing company that plays an active role in developing new products and services in its field. The company employs approximately 500 people, and its turnover amounted to EUR 56.6 million in 2014.


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