In Soihtu Korttelikylä, the overall sustainability is key

Low emission housing in Soihtu Korttelikylä

Soihtu Korttelikylä, literally “Block Village”, is Soihtu’s new housing location in Mäki-Matti District. “The completed local service infrastructure and environment are rewarding for the resident and the developer. As soon as the site is finished, you can start living there to the fullest. A genuinely car-free housing location is also possible in the proximity of the city centre, which promotes JYY’s sustainability goals”, Chief Real Estate Officer Kimmo Moilanen.

Soihtu Korttelikylä’s tenants have easy access to campus services, such as the library, restaurant Ilokivi and Ilokivi Venue, as soon as the building is completed. Upon the completion of the KOAS’s project at the other end of the block, the residents of the entire Korttelikylä will have access to the tenants’ exclusive community facilities.

“New, neat apartments, a central location and the services included in the rent are commonplace in Jyväskylä for many larger landlords. In Soihtu Korttelikylä, the overall sustainability of the location is key,” says Jenni Kirkkomäki, the Service Manager of Soihtu Housing.

Jari Pihlajasaari, Soihtu’s technical supervisor, confirms this is the case. “The price of energy never comes down, so it’s important to develop the real estate properties so that the pressure on the rents is the lowest possible.”

Soihtu Korttelikylä has been implemented in the highest possible energy class A. This was required by Soihtu of the contractor from the beginning of the design. There are solar panels on the roof of both houses in Soihtu Korttelikylä. The electricity from Soihtu’s solar power plant is used both as the real estate electricity in the location and, depending on the availability, also for the residents’ own electricity needs. Real estate electricity is consumed by the building ventilation machines, heat exchangers and automation, lighting in the common areas and courtyards, elevators, sauna and laundry room.

Jari Pihlajasaari says he is excited about the introduction of solar electricity. “Solar power can cover up to a fifth of the electricity needs of the Soihtu Korttelikylä, and we learn a lot about the use of solar power in a housing location.”

The Soihtu Korttelikylä tenants will pay for their water use according to their consumption, as required in new constructions by the law. Jari Pihlajasaari believes this will significantly reduce water consumption. “Hot water has a big impact on the carbon footprint of living. The consumption-based billing will certainly increase residents’ awareness.”

Apply for a Soihtu Korttelikylä apartment by 30.4. at soihtu.fi/asuminen

Jari Pihlajasaari, Soihtu’s technical supervisor

“The price of energy never comes down, so it’s important to develop the real estate properties so that the pressure on the rents is the lowest possible.”

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