Smart and sustainable living

Euroopan unionin osarahoittama 2023 Keski-Pohjanmaan liitto Kokkolan kaupunki

The aim of the project is to develop solutions and smart technologies enabled by digitalisation in the design, construction and commissioning phases of housing construction. The resulting virtual 3D design model and physical concept house will serve as development environments that can be used in education, RTD and housing construction. The project is implemented by the Central Ostrobothnia Education Group and the Centria University of Applied Sciences Ltd. and the University of Jyväskylä/Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius (KYC) as sub-organisers.

In its own sub-project, KYC will implement the sensor technologies required for the project and an IoT platform suitable for collecting sensor data from the building and conditions at different stages. In addition, KYC will be involved, together with other implementers, in the communication and other dissemination/dissemination of information on the project.

Measurement/monitoring solutions using sensor technologies

Sensors can be used to measure water and electricity consumption, monitor various quantities in structures (subfloor, top floor, wall structures) and monitor conditions, both indoors and outdoors. Antourism supports the life-cycle thinking of a building. They are also needed to allow for specific needs that arise during the project (security, media, health, etc.). The sub-project will design, implement and pilot the necessary sensor systems in the building under construction. The key to the design of the sensing interfaces is to implement them in such a way that they allow for the desired monitoring during the construction, commissioning and occupation phases. Measurement and monitoring solutions require both the programming of embedded devices and the know-how of the hardware.

IoT platform

A huge amount of measurement data is accumulated from the building and various conditions. The project will build an IoT platform for collecting this data, which will operate as an open data bank. This will require accurate descriptions of the data that is collected and the construction of a kind of metadata description that will allow anyone with the right to access the data through appropriate interfaces. The number of users of such open data can be very large. Possible users include a builder (product development), a resident, an educational organisation (as real-world data for teaching purposes), a research organisation (the data can be used for a myriad of research purposes, e.g. related to energy efficiency, properties of different structures, effects of conditions, etc.).


Petri Jyrkkä, project manager

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Lasse Harjumaa, postdoctoral researcher

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