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Ground-source heating reduces the carbon footprint of office buildings

Finnish pension insurance company Elo focuses on responsible property business, which includes improving energy efficiency and increasing the use of renewable energy sources, recycling materials, and property and urban development that take environmental impacts into account. Swing House in Keilaniemi reduces its carbon footprint by using, for example, partial ground-source heat, electricity from domestic wind power, and a rainwater system to irrigate the green wall.

Partial ground-source heating saves up to 279 MWh of heating energy per year, which reduces the carbon footprint of the property annually by some 43.2 tCO2e. The unit used for calculating the carbon footprint, tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e), indicates the impact of greenhouse gas emissions from human activities.

“The estimated reduction of emissions is equivalent to 16 people driving their cars for a year, ten holiday flights to the Canary Islands by a family of four or the entire annual carbon footprint of four people,” says Vikke Niskanen, Design Director for Granlund, the company behind Swing House’s HVAC and building automation design.

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Merja Rikkonen
Elo office leasing
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