EduCity, Turku

Platinum environmental certificate
Modern campus building was built to be energy efficient
Are Sensus is environmentally friendly and can be used to reduce a property’s carbon footprint and to support the environmental goals of the property.
Olli Rosenberg, Property Director, kiinteistöjohtaja Olli Rosenberg, Turku Technology Properties

EduCity is a modern centre for learning, research, development, innovation, and working life.

Are Sensus® low-energy system provided the building with a comprehensive and sustainable solution for the management of indoor conditions and energy consumption.

– Building services technology for the regulation of heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting plays a key role when it comes to improving the energy efficiency of buildings. The Sensus low-energy centre controls all energy flows in a building in a centralised manner. The system utilises the building’s waste heat and the coolness of the outdoor air. As a result, the amount of purchased energy is reduced by about a quarter compared to a traditional building services system, says Design Manager Heikki Mäki.

Well-functioning building services create pleasant conditions for the teaching, teamwork, office and conference facilities. Their sizes and uses can later be changed with small adjustments to the building services.

Energy sources were connected to the Are Sensus® system, which utilises the building’s free energies

Lot of heat is generated by people, lighting, equipment, and sunlight. This heat is utilised in the Are Sensus® system. At the same time, the spaces are cooled without drafts by free cooling with outdoor air controlled by Are Sensus® system panels and the low-energy centre

EduCity was awarded the LEED Platinum-level certification

EduCity was awarded the LEED Platinum-level certification which is the highest level of international environmental certification. It is testimony to the building’s excellent energy, material, and water efficiency.

– Are Sensus is environmentally friendly and can be used to reduce a property’s carbon footprint and to support the environmental goals of the property. In addition to the Sensus system, a responsive LED lighting system and good thermal insulation contribute to the energy efficiency. Solar panels installed on the roof of the building, materials produced nearby and the sedum green roofs on the terraces, which act as carbon sinks, are all factors in favour of EduCity as it applies for the LEED Platinum certificate, explains Olli Rosenberg, Property Director at Turku Technology Properties.

Project name: EduCity (Koy Kupittaan Asemankulma)
Location: Joukahaisenkatu 7, Turku, Finland
Developer: Turku Technology Properties
Constructor: YIT
Are’s role in the project: Design and implementation of the piping, ventilation, electrical, automation and sprinkler systems based on the Are Sensus building services system
Contract model: Turnkey
Size: 26,900 m² gross floor area
Years: 2018–2020

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