PRE Results Report
Result- Workpackage

Building Occupancy and Energy Efficiency

Methods to monitor building occupancy were tested, the effects on energy consumption evaluated and indicators of energy efficiency taking occupancy into account compared. Occupancy sensor technologies are an emerging field with fast development, and reliable and cheap solutions can be expected soon. Once occupancy data is easily available, people related energy metrics would be recommended in orde... [Read More]

New Ways of Working for Judicial Administration

Several Finnish government administrations have created nationwide workplace concepts for their network of agencies. These concepts give guidelines for designing and managing workplaces for modern knowledge workers as well as service channels for the customers – citizens and organizations. Here the focus is on possibilities of ICT and new ways of working in judicial administration. Six completed... [Read More]

Optimaze.net Snapshot – An All-inclusive Service to Guide Decision-making in Work Environment Development

Rapal participated in the RYM SHOK New Ways of Working research project in order to explore what information is needed to guide fact based decision-making in work environment development. We developed, tested and evaluated different tools and methods focusing especially on different space utilization measurement techniques. These techniques were combined with expertise in environmental calculation... [Read More]

System for Effective Space Utilization Management

In the market, there are several solutions for property cost management. However, the space efficiency of properties has thus far drawn less attention. Alongside the RYM PRE research program, Rapal independently developed a patented invention for space efficiency management.... [Read More]

The Success of a New Concept to Support Distributed Work – The Office of Choice

A new office concept was designed at ISS to better support open and collaborative new ways of working at ISS Lahti office. The goal of the space design was to create an office of choice; a functional and engaging work environment, where employees may choose the space according to the task at hand and the desired individual or team process. The new office concept included open mobile and tea... [Read More]

User Profiles as Tools for Developing Sustainable Services and Solutions

Several Finnish government’s administrations have created nationwide workplace concepts for their network of agencies.  These concepts give guidelines for designing workplaces for modern knowledge workers as well as service channels for the customers – citizens and organizations. One aim of these concepts is to have more sustainable governmental workplaces. One step towards this is communicat... [Read More]