A quantum leap towards better and more productive indoor environments

A quantum leap towards better and more productive indoor environments

The RYM Indoor Environment Program implemented in 2011–2015 produced dozens of solutions based on multidisciplinary research which enhance the wellbeing, productivity, comfort and learning of space users in an ecologically sustainable way. Studies have shown that a good indoor environment and energy efficiency increase considerably the value of a property. Continue Reading

Participatory design leads to sustainable result

Participatory design leads to sustainable result

An indoor environment design model has been developed within the framework of the Indoor Environment Program. The different parties from designers to space users participate in the related workshops at every phase of the project. This Human&Green operational model produces an indoor environment that is energy efficient and promotes wellbeing. Continue Reading

Infra FINBIM boosted the breakthrough of infrastructure modeling

Infra FINBIM boosted the breakthrough of infrastructure modeling

The ever wider introduction of BIM in the Finnish infrastructure sector rests on three factors: General Infra Model Requirements and Instructions, the open Inframodel data exchange format developed in Finland, and the InfraBIM Classification System that supports BIM. All have been developed and tested in tens of pilot projects across Finland. Continue Reading

Sustainable energy-use guide: Ask, observe and enable learning learn

Sustainable energy-use guide: Ask, observe and enable learning learn

Schneider Electric’s energy management training programs received media visibility in Finland and the rest of Europe last year. The company’s Energy University, a free online educational program designed to enhance knowledge of sustainability and energy efficiency, achieved first place in the Learning Category for the 2014 Sustainable Energy Europe (SEE) Award. The game-like LEARNergy program… Continue Reading

Urban development and city models have wind in their sails

Urban development and city models have wind in their sails

The attraction of the EUE (Energizing Urban Ecosystems) research program that focuses on sustainable urban development and the regional innovation ecosystems, services and business models supporting it is growing. At the start of the third season, the number of participants is double that of the previous season. The program aims e.g. to develop and introduce… Continue Reading

The results of leading-edge BIM research must be put to effective use

The results of leading-edge BIM research must be put to effective use

– BIM can improve radically the quality and productivity of construction and facilities management. The multidisciplinary and diverse research conducted in the RYM PRE (Built Environment Process Re-Engineering) program has strengthened Finnish BIM skills in many ways. The big challenge is applying the research results effectively to practice, according to Ilkka Romo, Vice President, R&D… Continue Reading