Telia and Danfoss Leanheat have partnered up in Finland to develop a heating optimization solution for the real estate industry. A joint IoT service can help Finnish property owners reduce energy consumption by up to 10 percent, although some properties have achieved reductions of twice as much under optimal circumstances.
Danfoss Leanheat, which offers smart solutions for buildings, today have a district heating optimization service that is already used in 200,000 apartments. As Telia and Leanheat now cooperate, it will be possible to reduce energy consumption in more than a million Finnish homes. Telia's Indoor Climate Monitoring sensors are installed in each of a building’s apartment to collect temperature and humidity data. The sensors are connected to a cloud service that stores and then analyses the data for visualization in the user portal’s digital interface. The collected indoor climate data can be combined with weather forecasts, outside temperature data and historical heating consumption information to automatically optimize the building’s heating. Managing the district heating by using the service Telia Heating Optimization makes it all easy and cost-effective.
"Three-quarters of Finland's residential building stock is insufficiently regulated according, to Motiva. Our joint service works like the building's own artificial intelligence: it optimizes the building's energy consumption and produces data, which you can then use to take the right actions to continuously improve the energy efficiency of the building and the tenant’s comfort,” says Kimmo Ahvenlampi, IoT specialist at Telia.
Lauri Hiekkanen, Sales Manager at Danfoss Leanheat in Finland, sees further benefits.
"With energy optimization, the housing associations can quickly start saving on heating energy and collect data to support other energy-saving measures. Telia's strong position with the housing associations is very valuable to succeed in reducing energy consumption for more sustainable building operations," he says.
The EU has estimated that buildings account for 40 percent of urban energy consumption and 36 percent of greenhouse emissions.
“Optimizing energy consumption is important for both cities and property owners, with fluctuating energy prices and sharper climate targets. Buildings play a key role in making cities more sustainable – and it is great that Telia is part of the solution," says Kimmo Ahvenlampi.
Read more about the solution here (Finnish)
Learn more about Telia's Building Monitoring here.