Business Park Kalasataman Kummeli
Description of the project: Business Park Kalasataman Kummeli, Helsinki
In 2015 a full-service business park Kalasataman Kummeli started its activities at the eastern harbor in Helsinki, Finland. Old premises were completely renovated for a new purpose. Building owner, developer and provider of premises Linström Invest chose ItuGraf radiant cooling system to ensure comfortable indoor air.
- We want to offer our client companies the best working environment and quality indoor air. Our clients feel that outstanding indoor air quality of premises facilitate recruitment and strengthen company’s image, says Mr. Puhakka, CEO of Lindström Invest.
Mr. Puhakka thinks that Itula delivered the best possible indoor air solution which technical characteristics, efficiency and appearance are excellent. Mr. Puhakka also praise Itula for being first-class cooperation partner.
Flexibility of the system is crucial when changes are needed
Before renovation cooling was carried out by supply air cooling which did not meet the modern requirements. Therefore, it was decided to change the cooling system. Existing heating system remained the same because the premises already had well-functioning radiator system. Of course, ItuGraf system could have been used for both cooling and heating of the premises.
Itula’s part of the project was implemented in two phases. First Itula delivered nearly 800 panels to the Business Park. When the needs of the client companies and the final floor plan of offices became clear we made the necessary tailored modifications. ItuGraf can be produced in all RAL colors, with smooth or perforated surface and according to the customer's requirements. In this building, we used panels with both smooth and perforated surface. The panels were installed in three panels modules. Together with the customer we found that this solution was the most suitable for customer’s purpose and needs.
In this type of premises, in addition to the ideal working environment, the flexibility of system is also important. Service life of renovated buildings is long but the tenants change and their needs change too. ItuGraf panels module meets the requirements of flexibility.
Efficient energy use saves the environment
Green values guide Lindström Invest in all decision-making process and that is why they chose energy-efficient ItuGraf radiant cooling system. Energy efficiency and consequent cost savings are the key selection criteria not only for Lindström Invest’s but also its client companies who rent premises. Mr. Puhakka says that feedback from end customers has been extremely positive and premises has received a lot of praise for first-class working conditions. Lindström Invest is convinced of the benefits of panels and ItuGraf panels will be used also in their new buildings.