The construction industry may play a significant role in building a more sustainable society.
The decisions made during construction have a broad and lasting impact on the environment and the lives of many people. Therefore, the focus should be on the entire life cycle of buildings when considering construction projects. With regards to environmental issues this includes, for example, the location and planning of projects, which in REDI’s case is visible in its excellent location at the intersection of the city’s key routes.
“REDI also highlights the significance of services, both in the residential buildings and the shopping centre. The aim is to create a favourable environment for a true sense of communality that could give rise to, for instance, concepts supporting the sharing and borrowing economy,” says SRV’s Sustainability Director Anne-Maria Flanagan.
The communal aspect has also been present in the planning of REDI’s first residential tower building, Majakka, where the future residents have been part of the process from the very beginning.
According to Flanagan, the significance of sustainability will increase along with tightening demands. Interest groups expect operators within the industry to be upfront and to implement concrete actions in order to answer to sustainability challenges. If successful, the construction industry could, in many aspects, play a significant role in building and enabling a more sustainable society.
”In many ways SRV is already a forerunner in the construction business. Our aim is to be a top company also with regards to sustainability, and we will continue to challenge ourselves in order to reach this goal. Our development work involves listening closely to our stakeholders. #REDIHACK is a great example of this type of engagement.”