Metropolia’s Myllypuro Campus achieves GOLD Smart Building Certification

20.9.2023 - 10:00

Scholars design an empathetic building. Smart Building Collective awards GOLD level Smart Building Certification to Metropolia Myllypuro Campus. The first University Smart Building Certification, showcasing a true revolution in real estate education.

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In a smart building first, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences has designed their campus from the emerging and exciting perspective of empathetic technologies. And everyone is part of the experience. Not only has Metropolia University of Applied Sciences embarked on a journey to transform the landscape of real estate education by integrating cutting-edge smart building technology into its curriculum but also its space. This visionary approach has earned the institution the historic distinction of being the first university in the world to achieve Smart Building Certification at the Gold Level from Smart Building Collective. This achievement highlights Metropolia's commitment to innovation and sustainability but also signifies a quantum leap in the evolution of real estate education.

Imagine a university where the very buildings themselves become interactive learning environments, responding dynamically to the needs of students and faculty. At Metropolia Myllypuro Campus, this vision has become a reality. The Smart Building Certification at the Gold Level is a testament to the institution's pioneering spirit, where traditional classroom boundaries are redefined, and educational experiences are enhanced in ways previously thought impossible.

Jorma Säteri, Head of School at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, enthused, "Our achievement of Smart Building Certification at the Gold Level marks a transformative moment for real estate education. We have embarked on a journey that deviates from conventional boundaries, harnessing the power of technology to create an educational environment that is dynamic, sustainable, and immersive. The Smart Building Certification is a great tool to help us navigate this journey of continuous development and learn from our peers. We are excited to see which universities will follow and join this community so we can grow together."

The journey began within the School of Real Estate and Construction, where the smart building concept was embraced and championed by Harri Hahkala, technology manager, and his team. It is now spreading throughout the entire institution, amplifying the benefits of a smart building to students, faculty, and facility management across various disciplines. This transformative shift signifies Metropolia's collaborative and forward-thinking nature, where innovation and sustainability are at the heart of the educational experience.

Nicholas White, Managing Partner at Smart Building Collective, echoed the sentiment, saying, "We are always excited to champion exciting evolution within smart buildings. Metropolia University of Applied Sciences’s Myllypuro Campus is rewriting the playbook for real estate education. The integration of smart building technology not only enhances the learning experience but also serves as a global model for the educational sector. We are proud to be part of this pioneering effort, and excited to see what these students contribute to smart in the future."

The Myllypuro Campus, with its Gold Level Smart Building Certification, symbolizes a brighter, more productive, and sustainable future for education. This achievement exemplifies Metropolia's commitment to not only educating the leaders of tomorrow but also leading in innovation, technology, and environmental responsibility.

"Building this innovative educational space over the last 10 years has been an awe-inspiring journey, one that has merged our vision for the future with the limitless possibilities of technology. The Myllypuro Campus stands as a testament to our commitment to pioneering education through smart building solutions, creating an environment that empowers our students to shape a brighter, smarter world. The Smart Building Certification is a well-received validation of our decade-long endeavor, affirming the transformative impact of our work on education and sustainability", says Harri Hahkala, Technology Manager at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences’s Myllypuro Campus is now on the path to achieving Platinum Level certification, further solidifying its position as a global leader in smart and sustainable educational facilities.

Read the original news on Smart Building Collective’s website.

More information

Jorma Säteri
Head of School, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Jorma.Sateri [at] (Jorma[dot]Sateri[at]metropolia[dot]fi)

Nicholas C White
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Smart Building Collective | Certification
nicholas [at] (nicholas[at]smartbuildingcertification[dot]com)