Mestaritorppa by Järvenpään Mestariasunnot Oy and a housing block by Rakennusliike Reponen at the Housing Fair in Kivistö, Vantaa have been selected as the most climate-friendly blocks of flats in Finland
Mestaritorppa by Järvenpään Mestariasunnot Oy and a housing block by Rakennusliike Reponen at the Housing Fair in Kivistö, Vantaa have been selected as the winners of the competition organised by the Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries and Green Building Council Finland. The winners of the competition were announced on 24 October 2013 at the annual meeting of the ERA17 programme for an Energy-Smart Built Environment.
The purpose of the Climate-friendly block of flats 2013 competition was to encourage the Finnish construction industry to adopt more environmentally-friendly construction methods. Buildings and construction work make up of approximately 40 per cent of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, decisions made by the construction industry have a great impact on the climate effects of the whole of society.
The competition was open to everyone. Competing projects included both residential and office blocks of flats that had to be at least in the draft planning phase by 30 June 2013 and that had not been completed before 30 June 2012. The projects had to comply with Finnish construction regulations.
Mestaritorppa that is being constructed by Järvenpään Mestariasunnot Oy shared first place in the competition. The project is being implemented by Järvenpään Mestariasunnot Oys subsidiary Mestaritoiminta Oy. The winner was selected based on key figures and consideration by a jury that consisted of the following members: Tarmo Pipatti, the Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries, Matti Rautiola, the Building Information Foundation RTS, Heli Kotilainen, the Green Building Council Finland, and Seppo Mölsä, Rakennuslehti.
“Our common project has received national recognition and part of it also belongs to Lambertsson.”