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DNA – Wattinen intelligent heating service

DNA’s intelligent heating service Wattinen helps housing associations reduce climate emissions from home heating.

Reduced heating energy consumption (%)
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Reduced heating energy consumption (%)
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Total impact 23 See all »
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Project Director, Sustainable Everyday Life at Sitra
Markus Terho
Managing Director - Sustainability Transformation at Solutions4Impact
Corina Radu
Senior Consultant at ZAZI Nordic Business
Ada Bacalum
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A corporate responsibility veteran, with over two decades in the industry. He has held several notable positions, among them, he has served as the global sustainability chief at Nokia. There he has managed global corporate responsibility activities, environmental and social responsibility, social investment portfolios as well as disaster relief and charity donations.
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Providing new, easy to use and automated solutions for people to optimise and save energy in homes is a relatively underutilized area for saving and reducing CO2 emissions. This act is scalable to user, but as a service it scals in the tecnology sector as it requires specific competences in technology, usability, automation and housing.

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About Corina
I am a sustainability business expert at the crossroad of technology, innovation, and partnership, with the focus on helping companies transform their sustainability strategies, advance SDG's implementation, and share the common B Corp business philosophy. I am part of EIT Climate KIC Network of Coaches and a mentor at the Global Women Network for Energy Transition programs.
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For me, smart heating puts consumers in the driver's seat.

And that is the most important thing when talking about sustainable housing, sustainable offices and so on.

I believe there is also an education part in this, people learning more about how they can manage their costs better and using the app that makes this possible. I strongly see this as a very useful and replicable step, easy to grab by consumers who value living responsibly as part of their life every day and managing the costs of an entire building, while maintaining its facilities.

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About Ada
Green circular economy enthusiast, with 20+ years of expertise in promoting and representing the Finnish and Nordic expertise in the energy, environment, and infrastructure sectors, currently working as a consultant at Zazi Nordic Business.
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The project DNA Wattinen intelligent heating solution is very interesting since it offers the client the affiliation to the zero carbon world, a green impact that each of us could make for a better world. The impact is clear and it offers the control of each of the user to the heat consumed in the apartment. The houses are big consumers of energy and being in control of the heat energy/carbon footprint, will allow us to become more intelligent users.

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Purpose

Heating buildings is one of the biggest causes of climate emissions. By optimizing the heating of homes to suit just the right way, climate emissions from heating can be reduced.

Results

With the help of Wattinen housing associations can balance the consumption of heating energy and at the same time reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Residents can do everyday climate actions themselves by adjusting the heating of their apartment according to their own daily rhythm. With the help of Wattinen, housing companies can achieve 15-30% savings in the consumption of heating energy used for indoor heating.

Implementation

In 2019, DNA introduced the Wattinen intelligent heating service to apartment building companies, which reduces climate emissions from home heating. With the help of Wattinen, homes always have the right temperature during the heating season and living comfort is improved while saving energy.

Wattinen is easy to put into operation and do not require large investments. In apartments, it is enough to replace smart thermostats (adapters for different needle valves). Wattinen simplifies the work of the property manager and the daily life of the resident as it optimizes and balances the heating system. This saves energy and heating costs and at the same time increases living comfort. Wattinen automatically refreshes the radiator valves all year round so that the valves do not jam and no maintenance visits are required. The resident has access to Wattinen’s own mobile application, which makes it easy for him to control the heating of his own apartment.

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