Future Indoor Climate – Mitsubishi Electric

 

About

The world is changing. Urbanisation, change, smart technologies and other megatrends are reshaping our everyday life. EU is shifting energy policies towards a sustainable future - in 2020, all new buildings should be near 100 percent energy efficient. What will life be like in 2035? What does our homes look like in 2035? How are our lifestyles changing? How will we be heating and cooling our houses in Northern Europe in 2035? We have been seeking to answer these questions during the yearlong IDBM project with Mitsubishi Electric.

 
 

Client

 

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation is a Japanese multinational electronics and electrical equipment manufacturing company. It is one of the core companies of Mitsubishi.

 
 

Brief

European residential HVAC systems in 2035 and beyond - HVAC (heating, ventilating and air-conditioning) products, systems and services that fit to Northern European residential buildings based on future foresight scenarios.

Process

In order to fully understand the future of indoor climate, the project started with extensive research on topics related to the future of renewables, technology and lifestyle changes through several field trips. As the project was an exercise in future foresight, the idea generation was partly done by mapping macro-level scenarios in team workshops. Micro-level scenarios were built through our future user tool, specifically made for an internal workshop with the client.
 

 
 

Outcome

Confidential

Team

  • Jenny Gyllander
    Business
  • Jin-kyu Choi
    Architectural Design
  • Laura Koskinen
    Industrial Design
  • Trung Nguyen
    Environmental Engineering
  • Vikram Munigala
    Mechanical Engineering