Welcome to smart houses! Helsinki (Finland)


The first residents moved into the new smart houses in the Helsinki district of Kalasatama at the end of February. This district is the first model in Finland of smart energy systems.
Kalasatama is located on the sea shore at the edge of Helsinki city centre. The district will offer 8,000 jobs and a home for about 20,000 Helsinki residents by the beginning of the 2030s.

The home automation systems enable up to 15 per cent reduction in electricity and water consumption. The saving potential is based on the option of monitoring the consumption data online in real time, also on mobile devices when out and about.

Kalasatama in a nutshell:

  • Construction time: 2009-2030s
  • 20,000 residents
  • 5,000-7,000 housing units
  • 8,000 jobs
  • Housing: 720,000m2
  • Business premises: 535,000m2
  • Services: 45,000m2
  • Travel time to the city centre by metro: 7 minutes

Owing to good transport connections, the area has thousands of jobs, and the redevelopment will bring many new offices and new commercial space to the area. The new residential blocks will offer versatile housing alternatives. The shoreline and canals will be lined by a long promenade. A former power plant in adjacent Suvilahti turned into a cultural centre adds to the charm of the area.

Sources : http://en.uuttahelsinkia.fi/kalasatama
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March 16, 2015