The Natural Step Helsinki creates climate smart practices and incentives by combining real-time carbon footprint data, everyday choices and sharing economy opportunities. All the candidates were assessed by council of experts, which consisted mainly of Smart&Clean foundation members, Solved Co. and Forum Virium representatives.
Outdoor green walls are used to control storm water and to increase biodiversity while providing greenness to urban blocks.
Elwedo – revenue from the grid
The Finnish startup Elwedo conducts an experiment based on the solar-power generation technology installed in Kalasatama residential buildings. Elwedo’s solution allows buildings to feed their excessive solar power to the grid and distributes the revenue among the residents.
Parkkisähkö: The Smart Minigrid experiment
The Smart Minigrid experiment upgrades electrical outlets for car block heaters into smart electric car charging stations remote-operated by smartphones. Smart Minigrid stations can use locally generated solar power.
Witrafi: Rentapark is a parking-space sharing-economy service that takes away the trouble of finding parking in the city by putting available spaces into productive use. A digital app allows drivers to book a space and pay for it in advance. There is no more driving around looking for a space. Traffic in the city is reduced by 30% and CO2 emissions by 10%.
Peer fitness service for seniors
KuntoKaverit aims to increase physical activity, exercise and participation of elderly by combining peer coaching and technology. In Kalasatama, the piloting starts with recruiting the peer coaches. Coaching is supported by a digital tool by Movendos. >> Read more
Digital services for wellbeing and happier life
Auntie provides easy access digital tools for mental support in different life crisis. Auntie Solutions aims to revent serious mental problems by easy access tools and help to tackle most common life crisis. In Kalasatama, Auntie experiments with different service packages for gaining understanding on user experience and the effectivity of different digital channels. >> Read more
Agile piloting goes Climate Street
In the fall 2016, the Programme of Agile Piloting is replicated on Climate Street. The aim of the Climate Street project is to create the city of the future that is low carbon and adapted to climate change in the already built urban environments in Iso Roobertinkatu. The agile pilots, Sustainable Meal, Resource Efficient Existing Buildings and Zero Food Waste, concentrate on sustainable solutions and resource-wise use of energy.
Reducing food waste
Foller reduces food waste with automated real-time pricing and communication. In the spring 2016, the Foller application was experimented with households in Kalasatama. Foller reminded about products reaching their expiry date, encouraged to use expiring food and helped the users to share extra food in Facebook.>> Read more
Social media for neighbourhoods
Nifty Neighbor is a map and location based social web service. In Kalasatama, Nifty Neighbour explored how the service can help residents of Kalasatama to generate and test ideas to improve the neighbourhood and to enable initiatives by crowdfunding (Mesenaatti.me). >> Read more
Smart trash bins and waste data
Smart trash bins and waste logistics were tested with housing companies in Kalasatama. Sensors in trash bins were used to collect data on waste flows and levels. A mobile feedback service for the residents using RFID tags was also tested. >> Read more
Different mobility services into one application
In Kalasatama, Tuup was looking into how to impact mobility choices of residents and increase the use of shared vehicles. A group of Kalasatama’s residents took part in the experiment. The pilot focused on the user experience and collaboration with partners of rental and shared cars and cargo transport services. >> Read more
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