Honkarakenne, Glulam factory

The airtight walls save energy, but also balance the indoor climate - humidity. The extra cost of the energy panels compared to ordinary panels is quite minimal and will be rapidly recouped in energy savings.
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In 2012, Honkarakenne, a Finnish designer and manufacturer of log houses, decided to concentrate its production operations on Karstula . The municipality of Karstula ensured Honkarakenne could continue  production locally by building production facilities and renting them to Honkarakenne. In the new building, which totals about 5,000 square metres, glue-laminated timber (glulam) is processed and completed for use in house construction. 

A total of 2,700 square metres of Ruukki Life energy panels have been installed on the building’s façade. Energy panels form an airtight wall structure that saves energy costs. The airtight walls both save energy and balance the indoor climate.

The extra cost of the energy panels compared to ordinary panels will be rapidly recouped in energy savings.

"The humidity of the building needs to remain high and constant all year round – not to mention dry during the winter season. The airtightness of the walls keeps warmth and moisture inside, preventing them from escaping outside or into the structures,” Juhani Koponen managing director of PTS Kiinteistötekniikka emphasises.