Inauguration of the first near zero-energy hall in the Nordic countries

Sep 07, 2015

The first near zero-energy hall for commercial and office premises was inaugurated on 4 September at Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK) in Hämeenlinna.

Built for R&D and teaching use, the new hall will be occupied by HAMK and Ruukki Construction.

After the opening of the academic year at HAMK, more than 120 invited guests attended the inauguration ceremony in the new hall. Jarmo Havula, director of the Sheet Metal Centre, opened the event by shedding light on the background and history of the partnership between HAMK and Ruukki. Mirja Pöhö, HAMK’s Director of Finance and Administration, told about the importance of collaboration between university and working life. Ruukki’s speaker was Petteri Lautso, Sustainability Director, who spoke about how the unique building became a reality.

The hall is the only one of its kind and opens up new possibilities in the construction and real estate sectors. In his final words, Jarmo Havula pointed out that Finland currently needs new openings such as this.

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