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Lujatalo Oy and Sweco construct Finland’s first BREEAM-certified Residential building for Real Estate portfolio managed by Premico

Espoon Zeniitti is the first Finnish residential building to obtain a BREEAM New Construction ‘Very Good’ certificate at the design stage. The certificate recognizes the building’s sustainable design features, including installation of onsite- solar PV, high-efficiency water fixtures and use of low-emitting M1-rated indoor materials. The building also has an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of ‘A’.

The rental residential project has 57 units in Finnoo Espoo and will be move-in ready for tenants by September 2022. Premico Consulting Oy oversees the development project on behalf of a fund advised by Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing (MSREI), the global private Real Estate investment management arm of Morgan Stanley. “We believe that the BREEAM certification scheme provides a credible foundation for sustainable construction and property management”, says Markku Kainulainen, Project Director at Premico.

BREEAM, one of the world’s leading sustainability assessment methods is developed by BRE Group, is one of the most widely used building sustainability certification schemes across Europe. To obtain a BREEAM certification, a building is assessed on a range of criteria, including energy efficiency, water usage and selection of construction materials. “We’re thrilled that Espoon Zeniitti can support Lujatalo’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals including eco-friendly construction and sustainable Real Estate offerings”, says Tero Saanisto, Business Area Director at Lujatalo Oy.

Espoon Zeniitti’s BREEAM certification process was led by Sweco. The asset plans to pursue the second stage of the BREEAM certification upon completion of development. “It is encouraging to see that sustainability assessments are becoming more common for the construction of residential buildings and that tenants are interested in improving the environmental performance of their homes”, said Riina Ahola, Group Manager at Sweco Finland.

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Premico is a real estate investment, development and management company specializing in residential assets with an emphasis on decarbonizing the residential sector and constructing affordable multifamily properties ensuring comfortable housing for all.


Sweco plans and designs the sustainable communities and cities of the future. Together with our clients and the collective knowledge of our 18,000 architects, engineers and other specialists, we co-create solutions to address urbanization, capture the power of digitalization, and make our societies more sustainable. Sweco is Europe’s leading engineering and architecture consultancy, with sales of approximately SEK 22 billion (EUR 2 billion). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Lujatalo Oy

Lujatalo Oy is a versatile building contractor with experience in the construction of residential, commercial and public buildings such as apartment buildings, shopping centers, business parks, schools and hospitals. Since 1970, Lujatalo has grown to be one of the most reputable construction companies in Finland.


For further information, please contact:


Markku Kainulainen, Project Director, Premico Group Oy, +358 44 745 4930, markku.kainulainen@premico.fi


Riina Ahola, Group Manager, Sweco Finland, +358 40 557 4815, riina.ahola@sweco.fi

Tim Karike, Head of Press, Sweco Finland, +358 44 507 5562, tim.karike@sweco.fi

Lujatalo Oy

Tero Saanisto, Business Area Director, Southern Finland, Lujatalo Oy, +358 44 585 2092, tero.saanisto@luja.fi

Janne Sihvonen, Planning Director, Lujatalo Oy, +358 44 585 2899, janne.sihvonen@luja.fi


Picture: F6 Arkkitehdit Oy