Demolition of Haapaniemenkatu 4, Helsinki

Concern over carbon footprint changing attitudes at demolition site. During its demolition work at Haapaniemenkatu 4 in Sörnäinen, Helsinki, Delete is measuring the carbon footprint of the demolition. For the calculations, Delete is using its carbon footprint calculator, the only one of its kind in Europe. The measurements carried out by the calculator include emissions caused by the energy used at the site, the processing of construction waste, and transport.

All in all, the building contains eight floors and two basement floors. There is about 33,000 square metres of structure in total to demolish.

“On the basis of the masses and materials investigated in the demolition calculations of the building, we predicted that the carbon footprint of the demolition work will be negative, i.e. the demolition will prove to be beneficial to the environment.”

Kimmo Palomäki, Business Director, Demolition Services, Delete Finland Ltd.