Electricity and water
As Soihtu’s tenant, the electricity bill is included in your rent. Moreover, in Kortepohja Student village and Soihtu Vehkakuja, the usage of water is included in the apartment rent. Although energy costs do not directly increase your own living expenses, the most responsible way of life for the climate and society is to use electricity and water sparingly.
As a landlord and real estate developer, we at Soihtu make sure that the electricity and water we use are as environmentally friendly as possible. On this page you will find information about the energy we use and tips for saving energy in everyday life.
Kortepohja Student Village & Soihtu Vehkakuja
In January 2021, Alva’s Green Heat has been used in Soihtu’s apartment buildings. Emission-free Green heat is produced at the Rauhalahti and Keljonlahti power plants with environmentally friendly, provincial wood fuel and Mustankorkea biogas.
In Soihtu Vehkakuja, we have introduced an intelligent heat control system in 2021, which uses artificial intelligence to learn the behavior of properties in different seasons and it takes into account variations in weather conditions. As a result, the apartments have more even thermal conditions throughout the year and consumption is optimal. Energy savings arise when consumption peaks can be cut off, and so-called overheating does not happen.
In addition, Fiksuvesi remote monitoring service is used in Soihtu’s apartment buildings. In the remote monitoring service, the main water meter is monitored in real time in order to analyze changes in water consumption and the system alerts the consumption deviation immediately. This quickly catches up to potential leaks and extra water costs.
In Soihtu Korttelikylä, the tenants are invoiced for the water consumption. Solutions have been made in Korttelikylä to support the realization of sustainable development in the construction and housing of Soihtu. Measuring water consumption per apartment reduces consumption and balances billing. Soihtu Korttelikylä produces solar energy using solar panels placed on the roof, and the site uses all the electricity it produces itself.
As a tenant, how can I influence to water and electricity consumption?
- Report any leaks in taps and the toilet bowl to property maintenance as soon as possible.
- Do not wash dishes under running water.
- When washing laundry, only wash full machine.
- Spend as little time as possible in the shower and prefer general sauna shifts.
- Turn off the lights and other power devices when you don’t need them.
- Do not place furniture or refrigeration equipment in front of radiators to allow warm air to flow into the apartment.
- Make sure that air can flow around the refrigeration equipment in the apartment.
- When charging electrical appliances, disconnect the charger from the wall after use when charging is complete.
- With energy-efficient appliances, you save water and energy.
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