Smart Retro

The Smart Retro project is about finding new ways and co-operation models for developing urban areas

The Smart Retro research project, of which Granlund are a partner company, began in spring 2014. The aim of the project is to consider what the future holds for our cities and the key focus is on the combination of building refurbishment and service development. The project also aims to create new services, valuable partnerships, and to test the most promising services in real city environments.

Two innovation camps have been held to in order co-create the potential service models. The first was held in Lahti last November and can be read about here and the second was held in Stockholm in January and can be read about here.

Granlund is participating in Smart Retro to discover and test innovations that will enhance the offering of Granlund Manager. We are interested in developing tools, insights and business models so that Granlund Manager can continue to help our users to live sustainably in the buildings and communities that they inhabit. The core focus of Granlund Manager is to reduce costs for our customers by promoting energy efficiency in the built environment. As part of Smart Retro, Granlund aim to harness the power of the individuals when aiming to make buildings and communities more sustainable and more efficient. Instead of just monitoring from afar we are interested in using tools such as gamification platforms and reward systems to motivate users to provide feedback and hints as to how operations could run more smoothly.

Our baseline report entitled Smart Retro – Novel Way to Develop Cities has already been downloaded over 10,000 times and can be downloaded here.