Lemminkäinen to build advanced eco-building in the Viikki district of Helsinki

LEMMINKÄINEN CORPORATION	PRESS RELEASE 24.3.2010, 9.00


LEMMINKÄINEN TO BUILD ADVANCED ECO-BUILDING IN THE VIIKKI DISTRICT OF HELSINKI 

Lemminkäinen has been chosen to build a new ecological office building in the
Viikki district of Helsinki. The advanced and highly energy-efficient building
will be used by the City of Helsinki Environment Centre and the Department of
Environmental Sciences of the University of Helsinki. 

Construction work of the eco-building will begin on 1 April 2010, and the
building will be completed by June 2011. The value of Lemminkäinen Talo Oy's
fixed price contract is approx. EUR 10.5 million. Lemminkäinen's client is
HKR-Rakennuttaja. 

With over 6,000 square metres of floor area, the five-storey building will have
office space for 240 workers as well as meeting rooms, exhibition spaces and
cafeterias, and will be built on the outskirts of the Viikki district. The
eco-building was designed by Architect Kimmo Huismanen, Ph.D. of Ab CASE
Consult Ltd. 

The energy consumption of the building will be significantly less than that
required for inclusion in the highest energy efficiency class (class A). The
design energy consumption of the building is 70 kWh/m²/year, which is less than
half the energy consumption rate of a conventional office building. The design
value will be achieved by means of efficient heat recovery, a tight building
envelope and minimised consumption of electricity. The building will obtain
geothermal cooling energy from heat pumps installed in on-site boreholes. The
technical building systems will be automated so that energy consumption is
reduced at night after the workers leave. 

The building will have a double façade, the outer skin being equipped with
solar panels. Additional panels will be installed on the roof as well. Part of
the building's energy needs will be met by locally produced wind power.
Environmental friendliness has also be emphasised in the materials selected for
the eco-building. 



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Lemminkäinen Group operates in all areas of the construction sector. The
Group's business sectors are Building Construction, Infrastructure
Construction, Technical Building Services, and Building Products. Net sales in
2009 were approx. EUR 2.0 billion, of which international operations accounted
for about one fifth. The Group employs about 8,600 people. Lemminkäinen
Corporation's share is quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. www.lemminkainen.com