YIT awarded a BREEAM certificate in Russia

YIT CORPORATION News, September 20, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

Sovremennik1 YIT
Sovremennik1 YIT

YIT’s residential building in Russia has been awarded the BREEAM certificate. The building is part of the Sovremennik residential development in Kazan.

According to the certification criteria, the building has an excellent balance between energy efficiency and comfort of living, thanks to several different factors:

  • the use of occupancy detectors and daylight sensors to automate the lighting of corridors and staircases, along with energy-efficient lights
  • energy-efficient outdoor lighting
  • efficient building services equipment, including heat recovery
  • the use of solutions that conserve water and energy
  • excellent finishing materials
  • modern environmental construction and taking environmental impacts into consideration
  • excellent public transport connections.

“For YIT, this is the first certificate of its kind in Russia. At the Sovremennik residential building, we have implemented a wide range of technological solutions and materials that improve energy efficiency. This significantly improves the comfort of living, and we intend to continue to implement new energy-efficient solutions in our projects in Russia,” says Teemu Helppolainen, Head of the Housing Russia segment.

BREEAM was developed in 1990 as a method for assessing the ecological efficiency of buildings by the UK-based company BRE Global. Today, BREEAM is one of the most highly respected certification systems in the industry. The assessment involves evaluating the building from the perspectives of human safety, environmental impacts and the comfort of living. The scores are multiplied by weighting coefficients that take into account the significance of the aspect in question for the property being evaluated. The scores are then added up to determine the final grade. This is the first building in the Kazan property market to be awarded the BREEAM certificate.

YIT Kazan

YIT Kazan is a subsidiary of YIT. It started operating as a developer in the Kazan market in 2006. The company’s references include renovation projects for significant cultural landmarks including the Kazan Kremlin, the city hall and the sports palace. YIT is currently carrying out construction work on the Sovremennik residential complex in Kazan. Sovremennik will consist of 11 residential buildings and three parking buildings. YIT is the most significant Finnish housing developer in Russia. The Group began operating in Russia in 1961 and currently has regional units in Moscow, the Moscow region, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Rostov-on-Don and Kazan.


For further information, please contact:

Hanna Malmivaara, Vice President, Communications, YIT Corporation, tel. +358 40 561 6568, hanna.malmivaara@yit.fi

Teemu Helppolainen, Head of Housing Russia segment, YIT Construction Ltd,  tel. +7 915 316 8216, teemu.helppolainen@yit.ru

YIT creates sustainable cities and a better living environment by building apartments, business premises, infrastructure and entire areas. We focus on providing a first-class customer experience, high quality and continuous development of our diverse expertise. Our operating area covers Finland, Russia, the Baltic countries, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. In 2015, our revenue amounted to nearly EUR 1.7 billion and we currently have around 5,300 employees. Our share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. www.yitgroup.com