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Our energy saving actions


Energy competition

POAS is carrying out an energy-saving project, which aims to save water and electricity as well as increase the waste recycling rate in our housing complexes. In the pilot phase of the project, we organize an energy competition in selected housing complexes.

We have selected three housing complexes to participate in the energy competition. Water and electricity consumption as well as the amount of mixed waste will be monitored for three months in the following complexes: Ristinarkuntie 18, Mekaniikanpolku 6 and Vaahterakuja 1. The competition period: 28 November 2022 – 19 February 2023. Tenants can follow the consumption statistics of their own housing complex from display screens. There are few interactive functions on the screen. Tenants of the housing complex, which have saved the most energy and reduced the most mixed waste, will be rewarded!

Our energy saving actions

POAS will take actions to save energy, and we hope that all our tenants will do their part to keep the rents reasonable next year as well. In this article we introduce our energy saving actions. The representatives of tenant committees have been involved in planning of these measures.

There are various nationwide energy saving campaigns aiming to encourage everyone to participate in energy saving and thus affect the total consumption. POAS takes part in the nationwide energy campaign called “Down a degree”. The campaign is organized by Motiva, Energy Authority, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland, Ministry of the Environment, Prime Minister’s Office and The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra. Read more information and see the energy saving tips from the campaign website.

In November 2022, we had a sauna-free month. The common saunas of all our buildings were out of use from 31 October to 27 November 2022. The sauna-free month saves about 37,000 kWh of electricity. During the sauna-free month, tenant committees reviewed the utilization rates of the common saunas. Tenant committee of each housing complex has planned the new sauna shifts considering the utilization rates. We aim that the sauna stoves do not heat up unnecessarily when the shifts are not reserved.

More information on saving water and energy in POAS apartments.

More information:
Johanna Järventie
Tenant manager, POAS