Development projects

ARA's Onnelanpolku is Finland's first Passive House apartment complex 2017-02-15
Lahti-based assisted living centre Onnelanpolku has been granted Finland's first certification from the German Passive House Institute. Certification is awarded to buildings that meet the consumption criteria for heating energy, cooling, insulation and primary energy.
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Accessibility and communality meet in the innovation block of Jätkäsaari 2013-08-09
The block concept functions as a platform that emphasises communal spirit. The intention is to keep the block's inhabitants as heterogeneous as possible.
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Onnelanpolku – turning the old into something new and energy-efficient 2013-08-09
A new, nearly zero-energy building suitable for special-needs groups will be constructed, in place of an old sheltered home at the end of its life cycle.
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Finland's first zero-energy blocks 2013-08-09
Top-quality design and construction as starting points. Free energy, elevators that collect braking energy, solar energy and ground heat make for zero-energy buildings.
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The Lantti house heralds zero-energy buildings 2013-08-09
In the Lantti house, traditional Finnish engineering skill meets the latest science and technology. The goal was to create an example of an energy-efficient single-family home, whose solutions could be modified for use in semi-detached and detached houses and low-rise buildings.
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The suburban Innova block of flats is being renovated into a passive house 2013-08-09
Under the Innova passive renovation project, the aim is to renovate a suburban block of flats from the 1970s and to study the potential for energy renovation. The goal was to discover a replicable renovation model for blocks of flats, particularly those built in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
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