Sello Shopping Centre gains recognition for its ecological efforts
As the first building of its kind in Europe, Sello Shopping Centre in Espoo, Finland has been awarded the Gold “LEED for Existing Buildings” certificate as recognition of its ecologically sustainable actions. Pöyry provided the LEED consulting services needed to acquire the certificate. Sello gained green building points for, among other aspects, its excellent public transportation connections, its use of green electricity, the management of its energy use, efficient water usage, and its use of recycling and sorting bins for both on-site entrepreneurs and customers.
“There are thousands of buildings which have received an environmental classification, but only very few shopping centres have received the LEED classification for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance. Therefore I consider this very remarkable achievement even globally”, says Mr Tuomas Suur-Uski, LEED accredited professional and Project manager at Pöyry.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognised environmental classification system created to acknowledge green designs, green building and the responsible use of buildings. Certification is based on an independent, third party assessment.
Sello Shopping Centre is jointly owned by The Local Government Pensions Institution, Pension Fennia, and Etera Mutual Pension Insurance Company.
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