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RYM Oy refocuses activities as public funding ends

RYM Oy refocuses activities as public funding ends

RYM Oy – which has been a Strategic Center for Science, Technology and Innovation since 2009 – is going to change its operating strategy and business model. It must do so because the new Government Program Guidelines prevent Tekes from funding research programs of SHOK companies in the future. RYM Oy has 53 shareholders that… Continue Reading

A productive real estate sector through creative destruction

A productive real estate sector through creative destruction

The enormous potential of the real estate business has remained hidden for long. As the RYM Indoor Environment Program analyzed in depth market-based housing funds, the modern method quickly unearthed 10–20 percent of unaccounted for value. – The mathematics of real estate appraisal dates back to the 20th century, says Seppo Junnila, Professor of Real… Continue Reading

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

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

The HTM model reveals huge differences in people’s thermal sensations

The HTM model reveals huge differences in people’s thermal sensations

The Human Thermal Model (HTM) developed by the VTT Indoor Environment research program provides unprecedented accuracy in simulating the interaction between the human body and its environment. Identification of the thermal sensations typical of different user groups enables designing buildings that are both energy efficient and best suited for their users. Continue Reading

RYM Award 2014 goes to Professor Kirsti Lonka

RYM Award 2014 goes to Professor Kirsti Lonka

Kirsti Lonka, Professor of Educational Psychology at University of Helsinki, was the recipient of the RYM Award 2014. She and her research team have introduced world-class behavioral science and pedagogical expertise into the development and planning of different learning environments. Continue Reading

Cooperation across SHOK boundaries benefits all

Cooperation across SHOK boundaries benefits all

Efforts are underway to make cooperation between SHOK’s more efficient. The joint event of RYM Oy’s Indoor Environment Program and CLEEN Oy’s MMEA Program in Otaniemi in November showed that the parties have many things in common and all can benefit from them. – The programs have many common elements. As both programs will end… Continue Reading