Helsinki Smart City

Helsinki uses smart building technology to become the smartest city in the world

Helsinki is aiming to become the world’s most functional city and to be CO2 neutral by 2035. Nuuka is helping the City of Helsinki to achieve these objectives.

Watch the interview with Tiina Kähö, CEO of Helsinki Smart & Clean foundation, to find out why.

All Helsinki’s building data into one platform

The City of Helsinki has a broad variety of buildings, including residential buildings, office buildings, schools, libraries and hospitals. Every day, thousands of data points for energy and water consumption, indoor climate, occupancy and HVAC process performance from the buildings are collected and analyzed in real time in the Nuuka SaaS platform.

With all data consolidated into one single user interface, the Nuuka software then makes it easy for the City of Helsinki to analyze, understand and control the key factors for energy efficiency, optimal indoor air quality and sustainability.

Helsinki connects its public buildings as part of achieving sustainability targets

According to a Green Building Council Report, buildings and construction together account for 36% of global energy use and 39% of energy-related CO2 emissions. Most of these emissions come from the combustion of fossil fuels to provide heating, cooling and lighting, and to power appliances and electrical equipment.

A big part in becoming carbon neutral is to know where and how you spend energy. Therefore, the City of Helsinki is connecting all their buildings to the Nuuka Platform.

The different sensors and systems in the buildings that are connected to the Nuuka platform are for example building automation systems, indoor air sensor systems, waste, energy and water meters as well as camera technology for tracking the people movement and occupancy of the buildings. The platform also receives subjective data feedback from building users and from 3rd party systems such as billing maintenance systems.

Our Nuuka Platform is technology and hardware agnostic and does not only collect data but it can also control building processes.

Nuuka - a Smart building platform with applications for many purposes

In the City of Helsinki, Nuuka provides energy reporting for entire portfolios, buildings down to single submeters. This enables real-time reaction to consumption deviations and is used to improve and analyze the energy efficiency of the buildings.

Nuuka also provides HVAC and indoor air condition analytics. This is used to check that the heating and air ventilation processes are working as they should in the buildings, and at the same time making sure that the indoor climate (temperature, humidity, CO2 levels etc.,) in different rooms in the buildings across Helsinki are good.

Nuuka also provides different software options related to space efficiency, waste and sustainability reporting, and demand response, which means we can adjust the buildings energy usage based on the electricity supply.

How Nuuka’s Smart Platform works for your business

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Helsinki advances towards the smart city era

"The city of Helsinki is taking a big step as its buildings are shifting from tracking energy consumption to the smart building era. Finland offers market leading technology within this sector and Helsinki wants to be a trendsetter. It’s important to be able to track indoor air quality as it directly affects human well-being, and therefore the productivity of employees and inhabitants. Going forward, Helsinki aims to be the world’s leading city in digitalization. The choice of Nuuka as our partner is part of Helsinki’s determined advancement towards the smart city era."

Jan Vapaavuori, Mayor of City of Helsinki

A Smart City:

  • Guarantees good indoor climate and well-being for the citizens
  • Improves the energy efficiency of public buildings
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions in order to reach carbon neutrality
  • Manages and improves space efficiency
  • Shares data transparently to different public stakeholders