OpenBlue Pioneer: Powerhouse Brattørkaia

The most net energy-positive building in the northern hemisphere
Powerhouse logo overlaid on an image of the Powerhouse Brattørkaia in Trondheim, Norway

Powerhouse Brattørkaia, Trondheim, Norway

Imagine a building that generates more energy than it consumes in its lifetime. Imagine a building that taps into leading-edge innovation, draws upon deep industry expertise, and is powered by artificial intelligence. Powerhouse Brattørkaia is that building. Built on OpenBlue technology, the Powerhouse Brattørkaia is the most net energy-positive building in the northern hemisphere, blazing a trail for the next generation of smart buildings.

Powering the Northern Lights

Net energy-positive buildings are the structures of the future. Hear how Rune Stene, Managing Director of Powerhouse, took the smart leap to drive digital transformation.

Exterior of the Powerhouse Brattørkaia in Trondheim, Norway during night-time

Awarded World’s Leading Sustainability Accreditation

Powerhouse Brattørkaia sets a new standard for buildings by focusing on environmental considerations and reducing its carbon footprint. Powerhouse, a Norwegian collaboration set up to drive innovation in energy, partnered with Johnson Controls to build this net zero energy smart building - that is, a building that produces more energy than it consumes.

Johnson Controls delivered state of-the-art building management solutions and designed a complete energy system that harvests twice the energy of the building’s annual consumption. All building systems are tracked on a digital dashboard that displays details on occupancy, comfort and sustainability KPIs in given building zones.

Producing 485,000 kWh annually, it supplies renewable energy to itself and neighbouring buildings and vehicles, including electric buses, cars and boats, through a local microgrid. It even creates enough excess electricity to charge 200 electric vehicles, furthering its environmental mission.

Powerhouse Brattørkaia is the country’s largest energy-positive commercial building tackling the climate crisis today. It has achieved prestigious recognition, including the BREEAM Outstanding certification, the highest possible ranking from the world’s leading sustainability assessment method.

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The Powerhouse Brattørkaia in Trondheim, Norway

“Partnering with Johnson Controls helped us tap into leading edge innovation and deep industry expertise.”

Rune Stene - Managing Director Powerhouse

Street in front of the Powerhouse Brattørkaia in Trondheim, Norway, overlaid with a graphic of transmission nodes

The Norwegian Net Zero Building that Realized a Sustainable Future.

In our new world we must transform in every way. Johnson Controls is transforming how spaces and places are perceived and enjoyed. Applying data from both inside buildings and beyond, our customers can now manage operations systemically. Introducing the blueprint of the future: OpenBlue is a dynamic new space from Johnson Controls. This is how buildings come alive.

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