AYY is preventing the energy crisis - saunas closed for the winter season

Personal sauna reservations of Aalto University Student Union residents will be discontinued and saunas in rental facilities will be closed for energy saving reasons from 1 January to 31 March 2023. AYY also saves energy by lowering the temperature of staircases and storage spaces, for example.
A huge snowy tree in the cold winter snow.

AYY decided to discontinue residents’ personal sauna reservations for the coldest months from 1 January to 31 March 2023. In addition, AYY decided to close saunas in rental facilities from 1 Jan to 31 Mar 2023.

AYY must restrict the residents’ sauna reservations due to the impending energy crisis. AYY wants to contribute to saving energy in the coldest months in order to ensure that there is enough electricity for everyone and to avoid rotating power outages. However, residents can go to the sauna during public sauna shifts. Residents' wishes for the timing of public sauna shifts have been heard at the residents’ meetings.

In addition to energy saving reasons, saunas in rental facilities are closed due to economic reasons, such as the high price of electricity and hot water. However, the facilities are available without saunas and there will be no change in the rental prices of the facilities. At the request of the Representative Council, AYY will investigate the possibility of keeping one sauna facility in use during the winter. More information about this opportunity will be available at the beginning of 2023 at the latest.

AYY also saves energy by monitoring the energy and water consumption of its residential properties, which helps us to detect leaking plumbing fixtures quickly, for example. In addition, building automation controls are optimized to reduce overheating and energy loss. There will be no change in the temperature of the apartments, which will remain at 21-22 degrees. The temperature of stairways and storage spaces is lowered to 18 degrees.

You can read more about energy saving in AYY properties in the article AYY participates in national energy saving efforts as a property owner.

More information

Decisions about the rental sauna facilities:
Antti Ilmavirta, Executive director
[email protected]
+358 50 329 1165

Decisions about tenant sauna shifts:
Monika Kivimäki, Financial Director
[email protected]
+358 40 052 4014

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