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The 2014-12-19 edition

Three New RYM Programs Under Preparation – It's Not Too Late to Join in!

The strategic research agenda of RYM Oy updated last year produced three themes for new research programs. They are related to user-oriented spaces, a new kind of service competition, and open city models.

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The TO THE NEXT LEVEL Program Invites Leaders for the 2020s

The attraction of the EUE (Energizing Urban Ecosystems) RYM Oy is preparing a research program that will create a new informational base and new business models for the coming growth businesses of the 2020s. The program aims to transform construction into a service for a customer’s core business.

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The HTM Model Reveals Huge Differences in People’s Thermal Sensation

The Human Thermal Model (HTM) developed by the VTT Indoor Environment research program provides unprecedented accuracy in simulating the interaction between the human body and its environment. Identification of the thermal sensations typical of different user groups enables designing buildings that are both energy efficient and best suited for their users.

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New Participatory Methods for Workplace Design

Participatory design approach is created in order to promote energy efficiency targets and to support effective working and well-being of users. New participatory methods were developed and successfully tested in the university context as a part of broad renovation project. The driving forces are sustainability and the workplace needs of the university staff.

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Now Is the Time to Apply for Urban Europe Funding for Urban Development

JPI Urban Europe provides companies and organizations interested in urban development a great opportunity to get involved in European research cooperation. The third call for proposals has just been launched.

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Novel Fibre-Based Light Biomaterials – New SHOK Programme Under Preparation

SHOK company FIBIC is starting preparations for launching a program on novel fiber-based light biomaterials. One application area of the planned 5-year program driven by a group of companies is construction products such as insulations. The kick-off event will take place on Jan. 14, 2015 at Innopoli in Espoo.

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