High-quality recycled materials have been used in the construction of the Sortti Station. The facades of the buildings are covered by WPC panels (wood plastic composite panels) which have been manufactured from surplus materials generated by the paper industry. The foundation structure consists of cellular glass. The majority of the cellular glass used here originates from glass bottles and jars sorted as waste by the residents in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area.
The station is designed based on low-energy construction principles. The thermal insulation of the reception building meets the thermal insulation requirements set for a low-energy house.
Buildings at the Sortti Station have green roofs. Green roofs are a part of the treatment system for stormwater, i.e. rainwater and melt water directed away from the earth's surface and roofs. Thanks to the green roofs, the purification process of stormwater takes place organically. We collect rainwater gathered in the area and utilise it for cleaning the yard area.
Green roofs serve to mute the noise and save energy. Green roofs also bind fine particles and increase the useful biodiversity of the biome.
Solar energy is used for producing electricity at the Ruskeasanta Sortti Station. We are looking into the possibility of using terrestrial heat at the station.
LED lamps are used for outdoor lighting at the Sortti Station. We utilise an energy-saving automation technique for lighting control.