In our facilities, our environmental work mostly focuses on renewable energy and energy efficiency, because they generally have the greatest emissions reduction potential.
In our facilities, our environmental work mostly focuses on renewable energy and energy efficiency, because they generally have the greatest emissions reduction potential. In Finland, we use a facility management system that we are planning to expand to Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. This group-wide management system will include real estate data, consumption data (electricity, water, heating), and waste data.
The majority of Veho’s facilities in Finland and Sweden operate on renewable energy. Veho’s Finnish properties and facilities have operated on 100 % renewable electricity since 2019, and we have been working to reduce our electricity use.
We have ruled that when embarking on new real estate projects, we will account for the building’s environmental footprint as well as renewable energy opportunities throughout the whole planning and construction process. For example, solar power is in use in Finland at our new commercial vehicle centre in Vehkala and the Veho Airport facility. Our facility in Malmö, Sweden, recently received a silver-level Miljöbyggnad green building certificate from the Sweden Green Building Council. The facility scored especially well in the energy, material, and indoor environment indicators.
At our Finnish properties, we have invested for years in energy-saving building technologies such as fans, ventilators, pumps, and lighting. We use automation and optimization of, for example, doors and lighting to reduce our electricity use. With our building performance partner, we continually assess opportunities to improve energy efficiency. Our pioneering Vehkala facility uses geothermal heating to reduce emissions and increase efficiency.