The Lintulahti office building in Helsinki was the first project in Finland to receive a Gold LEED preliminary certification and is registered with the European Union’s GreenBuilding Programme.
The Lintulahti office building is situated 2 km northeast of Helsinki city centre. The building has a redbrick and glass façade and was constructed on a brownfield site close to Helsinki’s eastern harbour. Tenants include Aspo plc and the IT Services department of the Finnish Tax Administration.
The US$ 31.6 million project was constructed by Skanska Finland for Skanska Commercial Development Finland (CDF), which is a subsidiary of Skanska Commercial Development Nordic (CDN). The 8-floor Lintulahti building has 10,700 m2 of office space and is planned for completion in the summer 2009. Each floor has around 1,360 m2 of office space, which can accommodate up to 100 workstations. Facilities include a main reception area, restaurant and negotiation rooms on the ground floor, and two levels of underground car parking.
The Lintulahti building was the first project in Finland to receive a Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) preliminary certification and is registered with the European Union’s GreenBuilding Programme. LEED is a voluntary U.S. GreenBuilding Council certification intended to encourage and guide the construction of more sustainable and energy efficient buildings. The GreenBuilding Programme is a voluntary initiative aimed at improving the energy efficiency of non-residential buildings in Europe.
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