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Wihuri Oy Aarnio

Wihuri Oy Aarnio conducts indoor air management reflecting its values with the aid of the 720° Solution

In Wihuri Oy Aarnio’s new logistics centre, the desire was to invest in indoor air management, but the practical tools were lacking. The permanent indoor environment management solution offered by 720° and the precise indoor air analytics have served as an excellent tool for the property manager, increased the satisfaction of the users of the premises, as well as facilitated processes pertaining to the LEED certificate.

Wihuri Oy Aarnio’s need: a modern tool for indoor environment management

At Wihuri Oy Aarnio, continuous development and innovativeness represent essential values. In the maintenance of real estate and quality assurance, the desire was to invest in continuous improvements and to take advantage of modern solutions. In addition, the company had already commenced its application process for the LEED environmental certificate, in connection with which the indoor environment quality monitoring and the means for same were surveyed in more detail.

“Extracting raw data from the real estate automation would have, however, required investments in new technology, and despite this we would still not have been able to obtain data concerning all of the factors required by LEED”, states Wihuri’s Property Manager Marko Räisänen.

The indoor environment analytics provided by 720°, on the other hand, coincided perfectly with the LEED certification. Wihuri Oy Aarnio’s management was pleasantly surprised that the one and the same solution allows both for the obtaining of analytics concerning the indoor environment of the real estate and communicating the quality of the indoor environment of the real estate to the users of the premises.

“Definitely suits our needs, strategy and values extremely well”, says Räisänen.

The 720° Solution has proven an excellent tool for Wihuri Oy Aarnio

720° has been an outstanding tool in the practical real estate management work. Thanks to the analytics, the most pivotal challenges and areas for development have been identified with ease. The comprehensive and unambiguous reports ordered automatically into one’s email have rendered indoor environment monitoring and development effortless: there is no need to separately retrieve data from several different systems. This saves the property manager time and facilitates working time optimization.

“We have retained GBP (Green Building Partners) as our partner carrying out our certification and the related application, and they have commented that they think this is a brilliant system”, says Räisänen.

With the aid of the 720° Analytics, Wihuri Oy Aarnio has been monitoring, whether the indoor temperature remains constant regardless of weather fluctuations, and how the actions of the users of the premises impact the indoor environment; for instance, it is possible to isolate speech from the other sounds of the premises, making it easy to address the causes of noise. By agreeing common ground rules, the company has been able to demonstrably improve the acoustical environment of the premises. Users of the premises have provided positive feedback regarding the fact that the indoor air quality is being monitored with a permanent solution, which means that matters can also be factually addressed, when the need arises:

“The personnel have noticed that there is continuous monitoring being conducted on the premises and are pleased that amenity is being monitored”, reports Räisänen.

Wihuri Oy Aarnio on the 720° Solution: the results speak for themselves

With the 720°, the property manager is now able to evidence the quality of the indoor environment with the aid of the reports generated by the solution, and to demonstrate the performance as concerns the applicable standards. At Wihuri Oy Aarnio, indoor environment monitoring has generated positive news.

“We were initially aiming at achieving the LEED certification level, but we actually reached Gold level immediately. This constant monitoring will also assist us in applying for the Platinum level in three years’ time”, says Property Manager Marko Räisänen happily.

These days the optimization of the real estate settings is easier, since the effects of the adjustments on the indoor environment quality can be verified from the analytics. Working time is no longer being expended on investigating the feedback of the users of the premises, since it has been possible to communicate the issue to them objectively and openly. The 720° Communications solution has reduced the shortcomings in indoor air reported by the property users and has increased satisfaction with the premises.

“Users of the premises are also able to see that we are invested in the quality of the indoor environment, and that we consider it a priority”, concludes Räisänen.

Wihuri Oy Aarnio

“We were initially aiming at achieving the LEED certification level, but we actually reached Gold level immediately. This constant monitoring will also assist us in applying for the Platinum level in three years’ time”

Marko Räisänen, Property Manager

About Wihuri Oy Aarnio

Wihuri Oy Aarnio is part of the Finnish family-owned company Wihuri Oy, in charge of its daily wholesale goods operations segment. Wihuri is a Finnish family-owned company, with its history spanning over 100 years. The extensive experience and deep-rooted traditions comprise a significant part of the day-to-day lives of the people at Wihuri. The company’s number of employees worldwide already exceeds 5000 people. Wihuri’s employees are working in four different segments with quite varied work tasks. People working at Wihuri share a strong skillset, hardworking mentality and take pride in their work.

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