SRV utilizes the modern Geolo geothermal solution in the redevelopment of Jorvi Hospital, significantly reducing construction-related emissions

SRV is constructing a new ward building at Jorvi Hospital in Espoo, in accordance with the HUS environmental program, with a focus on low carbon footprint. To minimize construction-related emissions and energy consumption, the project has selected the Geolo solution from Raksystems Climate Solutions Oy. Geolo enables the safe utilization of geothermal energy during the construction phase, as well as providing high-quality and robust environmental control throughout the year.

The total floor area of the new ward building will be approximately 50,000 square meters, with an estimated completion date in 2026. The five-story ward building will include, after completion, a new main hall, adult and pediatric inpatient wards, pediatric outpatient clinic, maternity ward, imaging facilities, and spaces supporting the hospital campus activities. The project’s environmental goal is to reduce energy consumption and environmental impact. Geolo installation on the construction site will commence in October 2023.

“We visited SRV’s and Raksystems Climate Solutions’ previous collaboration on the Matinkylä High School construction project for the City of Espoo. The site clearly demonstrated good and consistent indoor conditions, which, combined with the achievable emission and energy savings, align with HUS’s sustainability goals,” says Project Manager Lari Warva from HUS Kiinteistöt Oy.

Stable and clean working conditions throughout the construction project

The Geolo geothermal energy solution allows for emissions savings and year-round optimization of conditions. During the summer, the site cools as the geothermal field charges with thermal energy, while winter ensures consistently warm working conditions. This results in efficient work and the installation of materials and structures under stable and appropriate conditions. The solution is separate and brought to the site for the construction period, ensuring that the technology left in the building is new for the end user, and the functionality of the geothermal field is guaranteed for the planned lifecycle.

“In line with our life cycle sustainability goals, we aim for net-zero emissions on our construction sites. Geolo enables the adoption of renewable energy in the project during the construction phase, and continuous environmental monitoring ensures optimal energy use and stable year-round production conditions. Together, these significantly reduce construction-related carbon dioxide emissions and costs. In addition, through good collaboration, we can assist in the progress of the construction process and, in turn, in production efficiency,” says Jani Mäkinen, SRV’s Head of Building Services.

CO2 savings with Geolo equivalent to circling the world 341 times

The geothermal solution used in the Jorvi Hospital project achieves significant carbon dioxide savings. CO2 emission reductions, according to the YM calculation method’s average emissions, during the construction period using Geolo amount to approximately 1,979 tons or about 9.7%. The impact on life cycle emissions savings is approximately 4.3%. This amount of CO2 emissions saved can drive about 13,700,000 km with an average-emission passenger car, equivalent to circling the world 341 times.

“A big thank you to HUS and SRV for their trust in Geolo and our services! The collaboration with SRV is open, and our joint impactful work is goal-oriented. With the diverse expertise of the parties, we are building the hospital of the future, where it is safe and pleasant to work and receive care, taking yet another step in reducing construction-related CO2 emissions and thus mitigating climate change,” says Janne Vanhanen, CEO of Raksystems Climate Solutions Oy.

Press release published in collaboration with SRV, HUS Kiinteistöt Oy, and Raksystems.

Raksystems Climate Solutionsin Geolo-ratkaisua hyödynnetään SRV:n Jorvin sairaalan rakennushankkeessa.

For more information:

Lari Warva, Project Manager, HUS Kiinteistöt Oy, tel. 050 428 7692,
Jani Mäkinen, Head of Building Services, SRV, tel. 040 506 3988,
Heidi Tetteh, Communications Manager, SRV, tel. 040 662 3220,
Janne Vanhanen, Raksystems Climate Solutions, tel. 041 731 4495,

HUS Kiinteistöt Oy in brief

HUS Kiinteistöt Oy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the HUS Consortium, owned by the City of Helsinki and the well-being areas of Uusimaa. We are Finland’s leading provider of hospital property services. Our mission is to provide high-quality and specialized property services and ensure uninterrupted hospital operations in all conditions. We are responsible for the HUS Consortium’s project management, property maintenance, security, and staff housing tasks. Moving towards low carbon footprint is one of our strategic goals.

SRV in brief

SRV is a Finnish developer and innovator in the construction industry. We build a more sustainable and responsible urban environment, valuing economic well-being, as well as the environment and people’s well-being. We call this approach life cycle wisdom. We bring genuine enthusiasm and presence to every encounter, and listening is one of our most important ways of working. Because we believe that only through dialogue can the world change.

Founded in 1987, we are listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. We operate in growth centers in Finland. Our turnover in 2022 was 770.1 million euros. In addition to about 1,000 SRV employees, we employ about 3,600 partners.

 SRV – Your life builder

Raksystems – Europe’s sustainability leader in the built environment

Raksystems Group’s mission is to help property owners keep their buildings in good condition. This promotes the well-being of building users, as well as residents and owners. The environment also benefits when we actively promote sustainable choices and values. With our services, we reduce the environmental impact of buildings and encourage our customers to make better choices.

Founded in 1989, our company employs about 730 experts in Finland and Sweden