YIT chosen for Prize winner of “the most energy efficient building in Latvia”

The competition is organized by the Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia and the magazine Buvinzenieris. The competition was organized for the 4th time.

This year total of 44 applications was submitted for the contest. The main evaluation criteria included sustainable solutions for total heat and hot water consumption, innovative ventilation systems and overall quality of a building. The main goal of the contest is to promote energy efficient solutions, raise awareness of heat resistant high quality buildings and inform about opportunities to reduce greenhouse gases.

“Energy efficiency is one of the most important issues for our clients nowadays and this is a factor which is a priority for us and for our customers”, Andris Boze, Managing Director of YIT Celtnieciba SIA says.

Akacijas is a 9-storey building with 62 apartments centrally located in area called Imanta, not far from Riga’s centre. The area has good public transport connections and it is also easily reached by car. Akacijas project was finalized in 2012.

Photos of the project can be found here:

Further information
Tom Sandvik, Head of the Baltic Countries and CEE division, YIT Construction Ltd, tel: +358 400 617 807, tom.sandvik@yit.fi
Hanna Malmivaara, Vice President, communications, YIT Corporation, tel. +358 40 561 6568, hanna.malmivaara@yit.fi


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YIT is the largest Finnish and significant North European construction company. We develop and build apartments, business premises and entire areas. We are also specialised in demanding infrastructure construction and paving. Together with our customers our 10,000 professionals are creating more functional, more attractive and more sustainable cities and environments. We work in 11 countries: Finland, Russia, Scandinavia, the Baltic States, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. The new YIT was born when over 100-year-old YIT Corporation and Lemminkäinen Corporation merged on February 1, 2018. Our pro forma revenue for 2017 was over EUR 3.8 billion. YIT Corporation's share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Oy. www.yitgroup.com