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Eco-efficient operations


Aalto participating in the energy saving week 9-15 October 2017

Aalto University and the university’s real estate company Aalto CRE participate again this year in the national energy savings week organised by Motiva. The aim of the week is to stimulate discussion about ways to make energy consumption efficient as well as to achieve savings in workplaces, schools, businesses […]


Show support for action on climate change – Earth Hour on 25 March 2017

This Saturday, Aalto CRE will again participate in the WWF Earth Hour campaign, together with Aalto University and the Aalto University Student Union (AYY). The event, already an established tradition in the Aalto community, will turn off indoor lighting between 8.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. in Otaniemi, in the […]


Aalto CRE to continue as a Green Office

The office of Aalto University Properties obtained the WWF Green Office label in 2013. Every year, the office’s sustainable development practices have been developed and improved and, after the most recent audit in June 2016, Aalto CRE received the right to continue as a GO office. The right to […]


Earth Hour turns lights off at Aalto Campus 19.3.2016

Aalto University, the Student Union and Aalto University Properties encourage everyone to participate again in WWF Earth Hour on Saturday, 19 March 2015, at 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Earth Hour is a worldwide climate event organised by the World Wildlife Foundation where individuals and communities turn off their […]


St1 Deep Heat project in Otaniemi

St1 Deep Heat geothermal power plant project in Otaniemi is progressing to drilling operation on deep holes. Preparations for the drilling will start immediately by extension the construction site. Sähkömiehentie is completely closed for pedestrian and car traffic.

Deep hole drilling begins in April 2016 and lasts about six months. All […]


Green electricity at all sites

Aalto University Properties Ltd uses electricity generated with renewable electricity in all of its properties. The procurement of green electricity generated with bioenergy and wind power has reduced annual carbon dioxide emissions by up to 40%. Similarly to the previous year, Aalto University Properties has acquired green electricity certificates […]


Energy Awareness Week begins – Aalto University also participating

The nationwide campaign week raises awareness of Aalto University’s energy savings goals and completed projects. The objective of Aalto University is to have a self-sufficient Otaniemi campus in terms of energy by 2030. As a result, we promote regionally renewable energy, and have already taken our first steps to […]


Encouraging results for improving energy efficiency from elasticity of demand pilot project

Fortum and Aalto University Properties Ltd. implemented a pilot project, which aimed at steering the heating of a property towards times of the day beneficial with regard to costs and emissions.  The new intelligent heat control system was used for 6 months during winter and spring in Aalto University’s […]


Several interesting entries submitted to energy efficiency competition

Aalto University organised an Energy Efficiency & Low Carbon Competition in cooperation with the Aalto  University Student Union (AYY) for the first time in autumn 2014. The role of the Aalto University Properties Ltd is to utilise the results of the contest and it has actively participated into the ongoing […]


Earth Hour to be celebrated again on the final Saturday in March

Aalto University, the Student Union and Aalto University Properties encourage everyone to participate in WWF Earth Hour on Saturday, 28 March 2015, at 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Let us give a breather to ourselves and the earth by switching off our lights for the climate. This year, Aalto […]