Making cities more sustainable and supporting climate-wise living

The mySMARTLife project aims at making the three Lighthouse Cities of Nantes, Hamburg and Helsinki more environmentally friendly by reducing the CO2 emissions of cities and increasing the use of renewable energy sources.

Activities are focusing on ”Inclusive Cities”, offering a high quality of life to residents. ”Smart People” are playing a vital role in city’s development. ”Smart Economy” is an innovative and dynamic economic concept aiming at guaranteed employment and an adequate income, attracting talents and providing goods and services according to the actual requirements.

The interventions planned and carried out in the three Lighthouse Cities also include innovative technological solutions in connection with refurbishments of buildings, usage of renewable energies, clean transport and supporting ICT solutions.


Years of operation
12/2016 – 9/2022

Project coordinator
Maria Uusitalo
+358 40 623 7081

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731297.

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mySMARTLife activities in Helsinki

In Helsinki area, four zones of intervention for the 47 mySMARTLife actions can be identified as:

Zone 1 (”Merihaka & Vilhonvuori” retrofitting area) is the residential retrofitting zone where large retrofitting actions are taking place, including smart metering and control for heat demand response. This service will also be connected to the urban platform  through IoT allowing a performance evaluation and  thermal imaging e.g. to pinpoint heat loss and management and optimisation of the district heating and cooling.

Activities in Zone 2 (”Kalasatama” new construction area) are focusing on the construction of a high-performance residential zone with smart home solutions, smart meters in all flats, the integration of renewable energy sources for example to the e-mobility charging network and utilising waste heat from individual sources.

Zone 3 (Viikki environment house) comprises a high performance office building where the contribution of renewable energy sources will be maximised through a better control and power management.

Zone 4 covers the entire district and even city level. Several interventions, mainly mobility actions, will be implemented.


Maria Uusitalo
mySMARTLife project coordinator in Helsinki
tel. +358 40 623 7081