mySMARTLife meeting in Helsinki

EU’s Horizon2020 project mySMARTLife arranged the fourth periodic meeting in Helsinki. The venue took place in the brand new Metropolia campus.

Almost hundred project members from Lighthouse cities Hamburg, Nantes and Helsinki and follower cities Bydgoszcz (Pol), Rijeka (Cro) and Palentia (Spa) were participating in the meeting.

The mySMARTLife project aims at making the three Lighthouse Cities more environmentally friendly by reducing the CO2 emissions of the cities and increasing the use of renewable energy sources. More info on the project here.

Salusfin contribution to the project involves:

  • Smart heating solution with district heating demand response functionality, in collaboration with Helen Ltd
  • Smart personal E-vehicle charging solution.
mySMARTLife Cities Network

Renovation Leap member

Salusfin is now part of the Renovation leap consortium!
Renovation leap is a research program that activates ambitious apartment renovations. Quality criteria are defined by target building characteristics and availability of innnovative technical solutions and sourcing processes that can enhance the renovations and help meeting the project objectives. Pilot buildings are located in Helsinki and Lahti.
The consortium has several members, including VTT, a group of renovation companies. The project is funded by the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council , City of Helsinki, Smart & Clean foundation and ARA.

More information on this change project can be found here.

Renovation Leap membership

Improved living comfort

In Merihaka, Helsinki, a housing association decided to install smart heating controls to all apartments. Smart thermostats enable dynamic heating controls, energy savings and added living comfort. Residents can adjust temperatures according to their daily or weekly schedules, e. g. drop temperature during night time or vacation. The thermostats and the wireless solution are provided by mySMARTLife partner Salusfin Ltd.

A first set of thermostats has already been installed in 20 apartments. Info evenings were organised before the installations and additionally residents have been interviewed about issues relating to heating comfort.
The installations enable the local utility company Helen, also partner of mySMARTLife, to start the heat demand response pilot in Merihaka. Link to the original article is here.

Read more on the topic: mySMARTLife – Project News

Helsinki’s 4 smart ways

At the moment, 150 energy saving actions are being carried out in three Lighthouse Cities – Helsinki, Hamburg and Nantes – each solution adapted to serve the needs of that particular city. In Helsinki, there are altogether 4 ways of incorporating smart solutions into energy saving plans.

“As part of the six-year mySMARTLife project, European Lighthouse city Helsinki is looking to urban solutions to cut 70 percent of greenhouse gases. Along with Nantes and Hamburg, Helsinki is part of the mySMARTLife plan to transform cities into “more sustainable places where smart people and smart economy become reality.”

Find out more about Helsinki’s case in particular and how the capital is building on its past to develop its future. Follow the link to read the article: Four ways Helsinki is incorporating smart solutions.

Intelligent energy solution

Helsinki is pioneer in intelligent energy solutions and Salusfin solution is part of the project. Cities globally produce 70% of all greenhouse gas emissions. Helsinki is taking great steps with its people and businesses to make the city carbon neutral. This goal is supported by the mySMARTLife project, which includes an experiment with autonomous electric bus and encourages housing associations in Merihaka to become more energy efficient.

The project is implemented by City of Helsinki, Helen Oy, Forum Virium Helsinki Oy, Metropolia Polytechnic, VTT Technical Research Center, Fourdeg Oy and Salusfin Oy. The European Commission has granted € 18 million funding for a joint project in 2017-2022. Helsinki’s part of the budget accounts for € 5.6 million. The project also includes the cities of Hamburg and Nantes.

Highlights of 2016

The Salusfin Energy Solution is amplified with the “Demand Response” concept. Thus the energy companies are able to regulate the consumption and usage of energy in the consumer’s environment within the framework of the agreement without affecting the standard of living.
Andon Quality System is implemented for the Automation Platform.
mySMARTLife, a EU project began in December 2016. The project has a total of 27 parties. The project started with the lighthouses in Hamburg, Nantes and Helsinki. Salusfin’s share of the project involves the demand management of heat and personal smart electric car charging system. The temperature management by our demand response solution is set to be installed in 12 apartment buildings in Helsinki.