HEAL collaborates with indoor climate specialist IISY on development of new measuring methods

Press Release | Nov 13, 2019

HEAL, an open business platform co-created by Stora Enso and Trä Group, announces a technology partnership with IISY, an indoor climate specialist with AI-driven analytics. The two parties will begin joint development work to find new ways of enabling efficient measuring of indoor climate with the aim of improving the overall health of buildings.

Today, just in Finland 15 % of buildings have problems with indoor air quality and 800.000 Finns are exposed to poor indoor air quality daily. 90 % of our time is spent indoors and 35 % of short-term sick leaves could be avoided with good indoor air quality.

“Health problems caused by poor indoor air quality being one of the focus areas for HEAL, we have been searching for a partner that has the ambition and expertise to solve this issue. We are excited to integrate and secure a solid collaboration with IISY”, says David Blomquist, Head of HEAL and Digital Advisor at Stora Enso.

“It is known that predictive maintenance can save up to 30 % compared to delayed repairing. Investments to indoor air quality have a very fast payback period”, adds Jan-Kristian Westerlund, Chief Commercial Officer at IISY.

The IISY turnkey-solution is already used by over 70 public and private actors with large property portfolios and it is deployed in over 600.000 square meters of commercial properties and offices, schools and daycare properties, hospitals and care facilities, as well as large residential properties.

Jan-Kristian Westerlund is looking forward to cooperating with HEAL and to have their products utilized by new clients.

“The aim of the collaboration is to seek further improvements how property management can impact any public or private company’s economy, sustainability and employee well-being.”

“When it comes down to co-operation, IISY and HEAL share the same mind set: instead of doing development work alone, we aim to build collaboration where each actor can focus on their core competences, generating solutions and results that are beneficial for everyone”, Blomquist ends.

About IISY
IISY is a digital indoor climate specialist that helps property managers to lead indoor climate development in large property portfolios with its digital solution called Freesi Indoor Climate Service. The company was founded in 2017 with a mission for “Healthier Buildings. Healthier People.” and since then Freesi Indoor Climate Service has established itself as the market leader in Finland for digitalized expert services for indoor climate development. https://iisy.fi

About HEAL
Co-created by Stora Enso and Trä Group, HEAL is an open business platform with the aim to shape a future of healthy affordable living. Bringing together shared know-how in design, business, and technology, we unlock opportunities across the building cycle and the construction industry, innovating and optimising for greater efficiency and joint value by collaboration. http://heal.fi

Newsec partner with IISY to improve clients’ indoor climate

Newsec partner with IISY to improve clients’ indoor climate

Newsec and IISY announces a partnership covering the Nordic and Baltic countries. This will provide Newsec’s clients easy access to digital expert services that prevent indoor climate problems and enable predictive technical maintenance in large property portfolios. The turnkey-solution creates significant value to property owners by securing property value development, lowering maintenance costs, and improving tenant satisfaction with indoor climate.

“We manage over 37 million square meters in the Nordic and Baltic countries, making us the third largest property asset manager in Europe. This partnership in combination with our size means a real impact on indoor climate. By being able to address potential problems before they arise we can save costs for our clients, decrease disruptions in their operations and keep their tenants pleased in their work environment”, says Tomi Ventovuori, Head of Digitalization at Newsec Property Asset Management.

IISY’s solution “Freesi Indoor Climate Service” provides professional tools and turnkey-services for indoor climate analysis. Indoor climate data from the property portfolio is gathered into a cloud-based service for smart processing. Advanced artificial intelligence identifies indoor climate risks from vast amounts of enriched measurement data. Identified risks are validated and further analyzed by an expert that also prioritizes them on behalf of the client. Technical solutions are recommended and any implemented actions are tracked to verify that they successfully resolve the situation. Periodical in-depth analyses provide a foundation for very accurate seasonal indoor climate optimization. Reporting function gives transparency to indoor climate quality development for executives and communication tools help build trust with tenants, users and visitors with easy-to-understand visuals and seasonal tips.

“Customers using Freesi Indoor Climate Service have been able to improve the indoor climate quality index by +13 % in their property portfolios this year. This very significant improvement has resulted in a higher tenant, user, and visitor satisfaction and it has reduced the number of claims and complaints regarding indoor climate conditions. We look forward to working together with Newsec in improving their clients’ indoor climate”, says Samu Niska, Chief Executive Officer, IISY.


Newsec – The Full Service Property House in Northern Europe – offers real estate owners, investors and tenants a full range of services within Advisory and Property Asset Management. Newsec was founded in 1994 and is today a partner-owned company with some 1 800 co-workers spread across the seven Nordic and Baltic countries. In 2018, Newsec opened a London office to assist international investors interested in the Nordic and Baltic region. Newsec has approx. EUR 45 billion under management and annually signs lease agreements of approx. 1 million square meters, manages transactions of some EUR 3.3 billion and does real estate valuations of underlying property worth almost EUR 165 billion. Thanks to large volumes, local presence combined with in-depth understanding of a range of businesses, Newsec has a unique expertise of the real estate market in northern Europe.

IISY – The digital indoor climate specialist – helps property managers to lead indoor climate development in large property portfolios with its digital solution called Freesi Indoor Climate Service. The company was founded in 2017 with a mission for “Healthier Buildings. Healthier People.” and since then Freesi Indoor Climate Service has established itself as the market leader in Finland for digitalized expert services for indoor climate development. The unique way of combining digital processes, artificial intelligence, and skilled technical experts creates a scalable solution that delivers results immediately. The turnkey-solution is used by over 70 public and private actors with large property portfolios and it is deployed in over 600.000 square meters of commercial properties and offices, schools and daycare properties, hospitals and care facilities, as well as large residential properties.