Responsibility and environment
For Tripla, environmental issues are close to our heart. The construction of Tripla has been awarded a platinum-level LEED environmental certificate. The energy efficiency rating is B and part of the roofs are green roofs. Tripla also recycles actively. There is a Triplan Ekopiste recycling point for customers on the P3 parking level.
The Ekopiste recycling point for Tripla customers is located on level P3 of the Tripla car park. There, you can recycle, for example, metal, glass, plastic and cardboard free of charge.
Mall of Tripla was awarded the LEED Platinum-level certification, which is the highest level of international environmental certification
Obtaining the certification was in particular based on construction solutions that promote the energy efficiency of the shopping centre and take into account the environment. Compared to similar new buildings in general, the shopping centre consumes approximately 40% less energy and clean water. Energy efficiency saves not only the environment but also costs.
One criterion in the LEED assessment is the processing of stormwater. At Tripla, the stormwater system has been built so that stormwater is either absorbed in the ground or recycled, for example, for washing at the car wash. The green roof area constructed for additional greenery and attractiveness and in order to manage stormwater takes up approximately 41% of the entire roof area of Tripla. After the completion of the flats, business premises and hotel facilities, the green roof area of the entire Tripla will amount to approximately one hectare.
Furthermore, the cleanliness of the indoor air has been a key consideration. Carbon dioxide sensors are constantly measuring the quality of air to an exceptionally large extent throughout the shopping centre.
In addition to the requirements of the LEED certification, Tripla has been constructed so that it complies with the requirements set by the City of Helsinki concerning sustainable development and the environment. In the view of the City of Helsinki, improving the facilities for pedestrian and bicycle traffic is also important. Of all the shopping centres in Finland, Mall of Tripla has the highest number of bicycle parking spaces.
The LEED assessment considers the building's location in a dense urban environment with good public transport connections and services, all of which will be comprehensively implemented at Tripla: regardless of the transport method, Pasila is estimated to be the most easily reachable part of Helsinki, with its train station becoming the busiest in Finland in terms of the number of passengers once the construction of Central Pasila has been completed by 2040.
Mall of Tripla and the environment in a nutshell:
The average energy consumption of the shopping centre is approximately 40% lower and its water consumption approximately 40% lower than in new buildings on average.
Only LED lighting is used for lighting, and the lighting of the car park is controlled by motion detectors.
Green roof area amounts to a total of 40% of all roof area.
Waste is collected via a centralised vacuum waste system. The intention is that neighbouring buildings will also be connected to the system at a later point. Tripla's Ekopiste also serves the customers.
Construction materials comply with the strictest M1 material classification 2008.
Tripla comprises more than 3,000 bicycle parking spaces, some of which are in locked facilities and equipped with an electric bicycle charging station.
The car park has nearly 300 charging stations for electric cars.
Heating and cooling take place via the City of Helsinki's district heating and cooling network..