Name Seppo Junnila
Senior Scientist / Adjunct Professor
Fields of expertise
Life-cycle technologies and management
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Dr Seppo Junnila is Senior Scientist at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. He holds an Adjunct Professor position in Real Estate Life Cycle Management and Doctor of Science, Licentiate of Science and Master of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology. In addition, he has a 1-year diploma in Environmental Management from the Helsinki School of Economics, Finland. Dr. Junnila has also worked several times as a visiting scholar in the University of California at Berkeley.

Before joining the academy, Dr. Junnila worked in several positions in consulting industry as Head of Business Development and Department Manager.

Dr Junnila's research focuses on life-cycle technologies and management in construction and services industries. He has initialized and managed three major research projects with more than twenty industrial partners. Currently he is an instructor of three Ph.D. students.

He is a recipient of the Young Scientist Center of Excellence award from HUT. He has also recieved the Best Dissertation of the Year grant from the Association of Finnish Civil Engineers and the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation Fellowship, the Association of Finnish Civil Engineers Fellowship, the Research Foundation of Helsinki University of Technology Fellowship, and the Real Estate Education and Training Institute Fellowship.


Areas of Interest

Major Research Projects


Journal Articles

Junnila, S. (2007) The potential effect of end-users on energy conservation in office buildings. Facilities. Accepted March 2007.

Junnila, S. (2006) Empirical Comparison of Process and Economic Input-Output Life Cycle Assessment in Service Industries. Environmental Science and Technology. Vol. 40, Iss. 22, pp. 7070 -7076 .

Junnila, S. (2006) Environmentally Significant Processes of Services Industry Companies in Europe and U.S. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. On line, December 2006.

Junnila, S. (2006) Alternative Scenarios for Managing the Environmental Performance of a Service Sector Company. Journal of Industrial Ecology, Vol 10, Iss.4. pp 113-131.

Junnila, S., Horvath, A. & Guggemos, A. (2006) Life-cycle assessment of office buildings in Europe and the U.S. Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp 10-17. ASCE.

Junnila, S. (2004) The environmental significance of facilities in service sector companies. Facilities, Vol. 22, Iss. 7/8, pp. 190-198. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Junnila, S. (2004) Life cycle assessment of environmentally significant aspects of an office building. Nordic Journal of Surveying and Real Estate Research (NJSR) Special Series, Vol. 2, pp. 81-97.

Junnila, S. & Horvath, A. (2003) Life cycle environmental effects of an office building. Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Vol. 9, Iss. 4, pp. 157-166. ASCE.

Conference Papers

Junnila, S., Nousiainen, M., Louhi, J. and Ahonen, S. (2006) Accounting based LCA of an ICT network product. Market Opportunities in Life Cycle Thinking, First symposium of the Nordic Life Cycle Association, October 9-10, Lund , Sweden .

Nousiainen, M. & Junnila S. (2006) Customer Requirements for Sustainable Facility Services. Changing User Demands on Buildings. Need for lifecycle planning and management. CIB W70Trondheim International Symposium. NTNU 12-14 June.

Nousiainen, M & Lehtonen, T. & Junnila, S. (2006) Increasing the Value of Facility Management by Environmental Management Services. 6th Hawaii International Conference on Business, May 25-28.

Junnila, S. & Nousiainen, M. (2005) Applying life cycle assessment to determine the environmental potential the existing facilities offer to the user organization. World Sustainable Building Conference SB05Tokyo. September 27-29, 2005 .

Junnila, S. (2005) Implication of a Service System Approach in the Life Cycle Assessment of Buildings. Augusti, G., Shuëller, G.I. & Ciampoli, M. (eds.) 9th International Conference On Structural Safety And Reliability, June 19-23, 2005. Rome , Italy .

Nousiainen, M. & Junnila, S. (2005) The Growth of Environmental Requirements in International Facilities Management. In: Tulla, K.: Facilities Business and its Management, Combining Forces Advancing Facilities Management & Construction through Innovation Series. 11th CIB International Symposium, Combining Forces, Helsinki , June 13-16. Finland . VTT-Technical Research Centre of Finland , RIL-Association of Finnish Civil Engineers. pp. 560-572.

Junnila, S. (2005) Applying life cycle assessment to determine the environmentally significant activities of a service company. Korhonen, J. (ed.) 11th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, June 6-8, 2005 Finlandia Hall, Helsinki , Finland .

Nousiainen, M. & Junnila, S. (2005) The Potential of Facility Management to Encourage Facility User's Environmental Work - a Case Study. In: The European Facility Management Conference 2005 Proceedings. Frankfurt , April 19-21. Berlin . VDE Verlag GMBH. pp. 553-563.

Junnila, S. & Nousiainen, M. (2004) The environmental contribution of an office building to the user organization's environmental impact. In Then, D., Jones, K. & Hinks, J. (eds.) Facilities Management and Maintenance, Human Elements in Facilities Management Understanding the Needs of Our Customers. CIB W70 Symposium, December 7-8, 2004. Hong Kong 2004.

Nousiainen, M. & Junnila, S. (2004) Environmental management of facilities in service and light industries. In Bröchner, J. & Haugen, T.I. (eds.) The Third European Research Symposium in Facilities Management, Copenhagen , 12-14 May 2004. pp. 131-138.

Junnila, S. & Horvath, A. (2003) Environmental sensitivity analysis of the life cycle of an office building. In: Sarja A. (ed.) Proceedings of integrated lifetime engineering of buildings and civil infrastructures, ILCDES 2003. Kuopio , Finland . December 1-3, 2003. Association of Finnish Civil Engineers. pp. 215-220.

Junnila, S. (2003) Identification of environmental impact of office buildings by building element and material groups. In: Sarja, A. (ed.) Proceedings of integrated lifetime engineering of buildings and civil infrastructures, ILCDES 2003. Kuopio , Finland . December 1-3, 2003. Association of Finnish Civil Engineers. pp. 433-438.

Junnila, S. (2003) Estimating the environmental aspects of an office building's life cycle. In: Bontempi, F. (ed.) Proceedings of the second international conference on structural and construction engineering, ISEC-02. Rome , Italy . September 23-25, 2003. Lisse, the Netherlands . Balkema publisher. pp. 1685-1690.

Junnila, S. & Rintala, T. (2002) Comprehensive LCA reveals new critical aspects in offices. Sustainable Building 2002. International conference 23.-25. September. Oslo . Norway . CD-ROM.

Only abstract reviewed

Junnila, S., Turkulainen, T. & Oesch, H. (2006) Transforming sustainability costs to sustainability business in property management. The European Facility Management Conference 2006 Proceedings. Frankfurt , March 7-9.

Vahala, K. & Junnila, S. (2002) Environmental service product package for real estate sector. Sustainable Building 2002. International conference 23.-25. September. Oslo . Norway . CD-ROM.

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