The Aspo Group’s headquarters in Helsinki are located in the Lintulahdenvuori office building, which has been granted a platinum LEED environmental certificate. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a global environmental certification for the design, construction, use, and maintenance of buildings.
It is estimated that eco-efficient buildings consume 30–50 percent less energy than ordinary buildings. Their carbon dioxide emissions are lower. Furthermore, eco-efficient construction and use reduce waste volumes. Eco-efficiency also leads to lower building operating costs.
The plot of Aspo’s office building was once polluted. The remediation and use of this plot fixed a gap in the urban fabric, improving its cohesion. This is an excellent location for an office building, as it has good access to public transport. Metro, streetcar, and bus stops are close by.
The offices rely on district cooling and the water fixtures have been designed to minimize water consumption. The building gets plenty of sunlight and thus requires less artificial illumination than an ordinary office building, saving on energy.