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Peikko signed an agreement with the City of Lahti, Finland, to promote low carbon construction

Peikko Group has signed an agreement with the City of Lahti regarding cooperation with Carbon Neutral Construction Development Center. The center has been created to continue the city's work for environmental protection and development. It aims to find new ways and technical solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of construction and enable the related pilot projects to take place in Lahti.

As part of this cooperation, Peikko will continue to develop its DELTABEAM® Green product offering. Peikko’s goal is to manufacture at least half of the Finnish DELTABEAM® production as low carbon products and thus, decrease the amount of emissions by 25% by 2025. In addition, the parties will be the main organizers of the Construction Goes Circular conference, to be held in Lahti in October 2021. The conference is part of the official program of the Lahti Green Capital year.

“We are pleased to start cooperation with the City of Lahti and its Carbon Neutral Construction Development Center. Peikko wants to do its share to reduce CO2 emissions and promote circular economy related innovations. This kind of cooperation in our home city is a fantastic opportunity that meets well our goals”, says Topi Paananen, CEO of Peikko Group Corporation.

“We are excited to start cooperation with Peikko, a company that is firmly rooted in our city but at the same time very international. We are looking forward to a very practical cooperation as simple solutions are the ones that change the world for the better”, says Juhani Pirinen, Director, Carbon Neutral Construction Development Center.

Further information:

Topi Paananen, CEO, Peikko Group Corporation
Tel: +358 50 384 3001, email: topi.paananen@peikko.com

Juhani Pirinen, Director, Carbon Neutral Construction Development Center, the City of Lahti
Tel: +358 44 482 0808, email: juhani.pirinen@lahti.fi

Peikko Group in brief: Peikko Group Corporation is a leading global supplier of slim floor structures, wind energy applications and connection technology for precast and cast-in-situ construction. Peikko’s innovative solutions offer a faster, safer, and more efficient way to design and build. Peikko has sales offices in over 30 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and North America, with manufacturing operations in twelve countries. Peikko generated a turnover of EUR 239 million in 2020. Peikko is a family-owned and managed company that employs about 1,900 professionals. Peikko was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Lahti, Finland. Further information: www.peikko.com.

Lahti is the first Finnish city to win the European Green Capital Award. A sustainable future calls for action, which is why Lahti will achieve carbon neutrality by 2025. Lahti sees its year as the European Green Capital as an opportunity to showcase the best of European green innovation, promote Finland’s climate targets, launch a range of ambitious partnership projects and make life better for local residents. Lahti is a City of Makers that tackles future challenges together. Lahti – Enduring change.