Energy Growth Lab

Salusfin takes part in Energy Growth Lab by Epicenter and Smart Otaniemi!
Energy Growth Lab is a 5-week growth program created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. A EU funded growth project is a program that aims to generate new business activities in city regions and support growth oriented companies to better access networks and innovation ecosystems that support their needs.
Looking forward to a great series of events!

Energy Growth Lab

EV charger tests

We have tested our E-vehicle smart charger pilot with a BMW electric car i3 and a BMW 3-series hybrid at the Merihaka housing area in Helsinki. The results turned out quite positive! Looking forward to more tests to come.

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

Service delivery to Oulu

Salusfin is set to deliver an IoT/ cloud-based measurements-made-visible solution to the City of Oulu.

The solution is part of the CityIoT Project. More information on the project can be found here.

The Salusfin measurement solution involves electricity usage measurements (whole building and sub-metering) and environmental sensor values. Users have access to consumption and sensor data with their mobile devices using a QR-code. Users can also report their alertness through their mobile devices, alertness being mapped with CO2-levels. The visualization solution uses traffic light type of tower light and a buzzer. Service delivery may be extended triggering one or more options.

Solution Landscape with visualization

mySMARTLife Helsinki info

A new video on mySMARTLife is now available! Please check out the new video here.

The smart city project mySMARTLife is part of the EU Horizon 2020 program, which tests new solutions to mitigate climate change in cities. In this video you can learn what City of Helsinki has done in the field of energy renovations, urban mobility and ICT solutions.

Learn more on mySMARTLife project here.

Visit the project’s Facebook page: Mysmartlife Helsinki.

Merihaka covered by YLE News

YLE News did a detailed coverage on mySMARTLife project in Merihaka, Helsinki.
Salusfin solution with smart thermostats was installed to enable dynamic heating controls, energy savings and added living comfort. Residents are able to adjust temperatures according to their daily or weekly schedules, e. g. drop temperature during night time or vacation. The installations enable the local utility company Helen, also partner of mySMARTLife project, to start the heat demand response pilot in Merihaka.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No 731297.

Check out the coverage and the complete article by YLE here (in Finnish).

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

Salusfin and Helen

Once again we are happy to announce another cooperation! Helen Ltd (Helsinki Energy) and Salusfin have signed a cooperation agreement for demand response service related to district heating. Salusfin contribution involves integration, smart heating controls and reporting capabilities. The agreement is related to EU’s Horizon 2020 project mySMARTLife.

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.