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Smart built environment

More than half of the world’s population lives in urban environments. In the future cities will be more important than countries. But cities are nothing without people.

That’s why cities should be built for people. The most important principle in designing built environments should be the human perspective. 

Living services should be driven by citizen experience, enabled by smart technologies, and based on circular economy.
Pekka Tuominen

Living environments are built to provide everyday services for their users. We want to make people’s everyday experience the focal point in built environments across the world.

We need smart technologies to improve that experience, while moving towards ways of operating based on circular economy principles. 

Our approach

Our goal by 2025 is to make the first energy-positive districts and circular economy based living environments a reality in Finland together with our partners. We are already working to co-create the living environments of the future which are people-centric, smart and sustainable.

We want you to join us to re-define the built environment with us.

These are the cornerstones of our approach: 

Co-creation together with partners in ecosystems. Concrete pilots and demonstrations in new and re-developed cities and districts.

We make end-to-end-pilots from market to customer to find the right research problems where solution providers can build new business.

Connected systems and services in the built environment. We make data flow across sectors to optimise operations and enable creation of new services.

Concept development to move towards future-proof cities. System-dynamic modelling to detect w. Key Positive-energy buildings and districts. Energy-positive cities. Cities with carbon-neutral energy. Cities with zero climate impact. Circular cities. CityTune.