Innovation pilot to be tested on Tallinn government building

One of four winners of Tallinnovation 2023 will begin measuring the cross-section of the exterior facade of the Tallinn City Government’s main building (located at Vabaduse väljak 7) using muon scanners.

According to City authorities, the technology has the potential to make future building renovations more environmentally sustainable and efficient. “Therefore, it’s crucial for the city of Tallinn to support the development of this technology by offering our facilities for testing,” said Tallinn City enterprise director, Kalle Killar.

In another announcement, Tallinn City Government said it has approved an initiative to draft the Tallinn Environmental Noise Reduction Action Plan 2024–2028. This aligns with the Tallinn 2035 development strategy and the city’s mobility plan, aiming to manage environmental noise within the city, particularly noise resulting from transportation and industry.

Sustainable building management

Sander Sein, product manager at GScan, reports the aim of these measurements is broader than just measuring the exterior facade. “The greater goal is to demonstrate that more reliable and precise data can allow for more sustainable building management, reducing risks in planning and preferring to preserve structures rather than demolish them.

“While we won’t have a final product from this test, the measurements will provide invaluable information for further development planning,” Sein said.

GScan has developed muon scanner technology (using cosmic ray particles) that allows for deep insights into structures, identifying their internal geometry and assessing anomalies.

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