Cent­re of Exper­ti­se in Buil­ding Health

This pro­ject establis­hes a Cent­re of Exper­ti­se in Buil­ding Health and a rela­ted research labo­ra­to­ry, com­bi­ning inter­discipli­na­ry research and col­la­bo­ra­tion. The goal is to sup­port healt­hy con­struc­tion and sus­tai­nable deve­lop­ment, pro­vi­ding sup­port for research, educa­tion, and busi­ness in the field of con­struc­tion and indoor air tech­no­lo­gy.

The pro­ject part­ners are the Uni­ver­si­ty of Oulu and the Arc­tic Con­struc­tion Clus­ter. The Cent­re of Exper­ti­se in Buil­ding Health con­sists of a wide ran­ge of experts from across Fin­land, inclu­ding the Uni­ver­si­ty of Oulu, the Arc­tic Con­struc­tion Clus­ter, Oulu Uni­ver­si­ty of Applied Sciences, other part­ners of the Oulu Inno­va­tion Alliance, and a broad array of com­pa­nies.

Through the Cent­re of Exper­ti­se and labo­ra­to­ry, healt­hy and sus­tai­nable con­struc­tion and the safe use of exis­ting buil­dings are made pos­sible. This mul­ti­discipli­na­ry and cross-sec­to­ral eco­sys­tem will ser­ve as an inter­na­tio­nal bench­mark in its field, with its ser­vices uti­lized by researc­hers, stu­dents, and industry pro­fes­sio­nals worldwi­de.

The labo­ra­to­ry is inten­ded to be ope­ra­tio­nal with exis­ting equip­ment by 2024, and the Cent­re of Exper­ti­se is expec­ted to be ful­ly ope­ra­tio­nal by 2025. The Cent­re of Exper­ti­se pro­mo­tes the deve­lop­ment of the field local­ly, natio­nal­ly, and inter­na­tio­nal­ly, pro­vi­ding a plat­form for sha­ring the latest know­led­ge and best prac­tices.

Addi­tio­nal­ly, we will orga­nize a Buil­ding Health Semi­nar in the fall of 2024 and bien­nial­ly the­reaf­ter, sup­por­ting the deve­lop­ment of exper­ti­se and inno­va­tion in the field.

Key objec­ti­ves:

  • Establish a Cent­re of Exper­ti­se in Buil­ding Health and research labo­ra­to­ry.
  • Sup­port healt­hy and sus­tai­nable con­struc­tion and the safe use of exis­ting buil­dings.
  • Pro­mo­te research and educa­tion in the field of con­struc­tion and indoor air tech­no­lo­gy.
  • Crea­te new busi­ness oppor­tu­ni­ties and inno­va­tions.
  • Con­nect sta­ke­hol­ders from dif­fe­rent sec­tors and open networks inter­na­tio­nal­ly.
  • Orga­nize regu­lar semi­nars and works­hops for know­led­ge sha­ring.

Pro­ject part­ners:

Uni­ver­si­ty of Oulu, Arc­tic Con­struc­tion Clus­ter

Pro­ject dura­tion:

1.3.2024 — 31.3.2025

Pro­ject bud­get:

198 301 €

More infor­ma­tion:

Jar­mo Leh­to
jarmo.lehto@oulu.fi
040 833 1131