Helping consumers manage their home energy by Viva Labs

What if consumers around the world could calibrate the energy they use precisely? Turn off appliances when they’re not in use? Lower or raise ambient room temperature depending on the time of day and season? And what if it happened automatically, without the consumer ever having to do anything? Through a digital solution connected to sensors, consumers can 
do that and more. 
Viva Labs developed a platform that allows internet service providers and utilities to offer a full-featured smart home solution with artificial intelligence under their own brand, quickly, and with low up-front investment. 

The key environmental benefit of the Viva platform is the smart thermostat that can save up to 25 percent on heating bills. If the Smart Home platform is installed more widely in the residential sector, it can save at least 15 percent of the energy used for heating and cooling. And cut about 40.2 million tons of CO2 emissions annually by the year 2026. 

Continuous product development is a core mission of the company. Because the platform is cloud-based, new features and enhancements are introduced continuously without inconveniencing customers. With a burgeoning smart grid sector in Europe, Viva Labs leverage insights from those systems to enhance the Smart Home’s services and features.

Viva Labs was founded by Henrik Holen and Kyrre Wathne. Henrik has a background in marketing and business development while Kyrre is a software developer who founded one of Norway’s leading CMS providers. Their team includes Adam Minchinton, former Director of Product Development, Desktop at Opera Software, and Mark Gates, an experienced smart grid/smart city business developer.

“Moving to renewable energy sources is critical for our future, but on that journey it is important not to lose sight of what we can do today. Intelligent software is the key to making the world better today and it can be done with little investment.” Henrik Holen, CEO, Contact +47 977 99 546