Case study

Energy-efficient home in Pappila, Tampere, Finland, Finland

Energy-efficient home in Pappila

In 2012, Petri and Tiina from Tampere, Finland, bought a detached house in the Pappila area of the city. The house was built in 1950 and was in poor condition. Renovation began shortly after the transaction was completed. In addition to cosmetic renovations, the couple decided to overhaul all of the technical solutions to make them more energy efficient

Project facts

Tampere, Finland, Finland
Single family home
Radiant heating and cooling, Pre insulated pipe systems, Multilayer pipe systems
Completion: 2014

Uponor Involvement

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Following negotiations with Vesitek Oy, geothermal energy was chosen, along with heat distribution via a water circuit. A Nibe geothermal energy system was purchased to replace the electric heaters and water-based Uponor underfloor heating was installed on the ground floor of the house, along with a radiator network for the cellar and loft based on Uponor composite pipes. Autumn 2014 saw the construction of an outbuilding, which had featured in the original plans to replace the original sauna building, and the structure was also connected to the geothermal system. The pipe systems of the buildings were connected to each other using sunken Quattro and Aqua pipes with Uponor insulation.

Vesitek installed the new heating system in phases in late autumn 2012 and early winter 2013 in accordance with the timetables of the other renovations taking place in the house. A 190-metre-deep geothermal energy well was drilled in January 2013 and geothermal energy was taken into use in early spring 2013. Underfloor heating and tap water pipes were installed in the outbuilding in autumn 2014.

Energy-efficient home in Pappila

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Project information

Project information

Country
Finland
Completion
2014
Project Type
Renovation
Building Type
Single family home

Partners

Partners
Contractor:
Vesitek Oy
Tel: +358 10 321 8585
www.vesitek.fi
asiakaspalvelu@vesitek.fi

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