Caverion and property companies owned by Keva have signed an agreement on energy management services. The service will cover a total of 110 property companies in Finland, comprising a total floor area of more than 1.2 million square meters.
Energy management services are a completely new addition to the property industry in Finland. The purpose of the service is to manage the usage and modernisation of technical solutions used within buildings and to systematically drive the use of remote building automation. Remote building automation allows for more effective maintenance as all the properties can be monitored from the Caverion control room and assessed using analytics technology.
“We decided to look for an expert partner to support us as we develop the energy management arrangements for our property companies and help us to implement our environmental strategy and achieve our energy efficiency targets,” explained Petri Suutarinen, Head of Real Estate at Keva.
A new model for energy management
Caverion’s energy managers will offer support to the property managers as well as Keva’s real estate and environmental managers.
”This contract concentrates to reduce the environmental impacts of properties and is extensive in scope. At the same time, we will be developing the properties’ technological dimension, which will further help to support Keva’s real estate operations, throughout the properties’ entire life cycle,” says Jarno Hacklin, Executive Vice President & CEO, division Finland of Caverion.
Energy management service to improve energy efficiency and reduce environmental impacts
Keva’s investment properties are committed to a new Energy Efficiency Agreement (ETS) that sets out the objectives for energy efficiency improvements up to the year 2025. In addition to these objectives, the Energy Act of 2015 places a statutory requirement on large businesses to continue to improve their energy efficiency performance. The energy management agreement is designed to ensure that Keva’s entire real estate portfolio achieves the objectives set out in the Energy Efficiency Agreement by 2025.
Caverion provides a range of energy efficiency, financial and technical solutions under its advisory service offering, for the benefit of building users and owners alike. Key areas include property energy efficiency and remote monitoring. The energy management activities focus on reducing the environmental impacts of large property portfolios and managing property in the most economically advantageous manner by promoting the implementation of the latest technological innovations.
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