Technopolis is the shared workspace expert that provides efficient and flexible offices, workspace design to reception, meeting, restaurant, and cleaning solutions. The company owns 16 campuses that host 1,500 companies and 48,000 employees in six countries within Europe.
The company has partnered with Lassila & Tikanoja and Connected Inventions’ to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions, allowing Technopolis to advance its sustainability reporting and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) goals.
By combining L&T Smartti Automation, which optimises heating, cooling, and ventilation in buildings, with real-time indoor air quality data collected with Connected Invention’s IoT devices, significant savings were already achieved within the first several months of deployment at Technopolis’ properties.
Bringing precision demand-controlled ventilation
L&T Smartti Automation is the building properties’ energy optimisation digital service. Smartti guides and drives the existing building management system and adjusts the ventilation accordingly. Smartti optimises ventilation, and energy consumption based on real-time data, allowing it to consider factors such as changing weather conditions and the thermal mass of the building.
The indoor conditions in the building remained optimal, with no energy unnecessarily wasted. Smartti has been using in Technopolis’ properties in Ruoholahti 3 since the start of 2021.
Additionally, Smartti AI’s integration with Connected Inventions’ AirWits Insight, an indoor air quality monitoring software solution powered by Sigfox 0G technology brings even greater benefits from the building automation system.
The low-power and cost-efficient sensor solutions accurately monitor various parameters such as CO2 levels, temperature, and relative humidity of the building. Ultimately, allowing for better precision control over the building management system and its indoor conditions.
In addition to the devices measuring indoor air quality, Connected Inventions also provides the 0G network communication infrastructure and software solution for data integration and visualisation through FoxerIoT and AirWits Insight.
Lassila & Tikanoja customer relations manager, Vantte Kenttä, says the IoT sensor solutions offer more precise indoor air conditions within buildings, whilst L&T Smartti automation AI can optimise conditions and energy consumption even more effectively than before.
He adds that this combination not only do we get energy savings, but also consistent indoor air and optimal conditions for building occupants.
DCV brings significant energy savings
Demand-controlled ventilation (DCV) Brought significant energy savings to Technopolis
In Finland, Technopolis Ruoholahti 3’s property deployed Smartti Automation and AirWits Insight in winter 2022. Within the first few months, the building management witnessed profound results – an overall savings of over 30% in heating energy and 50% in ventilation energy consumption.
“L&T Smartti Automation and Connected Inventions’ IoT sensors’ pilot project results have been so good, so much so we’ve decided to implement it in other commercial buildings around Finland. In addition to energy efficiency, we were able to also confirm improved indoor air quality in the building property,” says Ismo Myllymäki, head of property management for Technopolis.