We spoke with the CEO / CFO of Kyoto Group Camilla Nilsson about their innovative work in sustainable energy solutions. Hear more about why it has been beneficial for Kyoto Group with flexible offices from Evolve in their exciting scale-up phase!
First, who is the Kyoto group and what do they do?
Most people are aware that we must limit CO2 emissions. Not as many people are aware that much of the emissions come from heating. Kyoto Group is an energy company that develops solutions for capturing and managing energy from renewable energy sources on a large scale. In the past year, Kyoto Group has raised capital, gone public and established an impressive board with heavyweights from the Norwegian business community, such as Eivind Reiten and Thorleif Enger to name a few.
If we look at the total energy consumption in the world today, half of this goes to heat. 90% of this half comes from oil and coal. This info often disappears a bit in the big debate. - Camilla Nilson, CEO & CFO, Kyoto Group
Heat cube - a smarter use of renewable energy
By using thermal batteries and the heart baby "Heat Cube", Kyoto Group will help the industry to phase out the use of oil and coal by utilizing renewable energy smarter. The thermal battery enables load displacement by storing energy from renewable sources when it is plentiful, and releasing it later when there is a greater need. This gives lower costs and more clean energy!
That's why they need flexible offices from Evolve
Kyoto Group delivers a product that is important for the future of the planet and which therefore also creates interest among many. This has led to them having to hire more people quickly. Then it is important that the offices can follow the growth. Nilsson tells what is important when the company is going from 10 to 50 employees in 3 years. She is clear that changing leases regularly to keep up with growth is a process Kyoto Group wants to avoid.
It quickly becomes expensive if you increase the use of external premises at an hourly rate. Here at Evolve we pay a fixed price. Everything is included. Print, coffee, meeting rooms, etc. Nothing comes on top, and we know what we have to deal with. It is very nice. - Camilla Nilson, CEO & CFO, Kyoto Group
From hybrid office to further growth
Much of the growth of the Kyoto Group has taken place while the country has been in lockdown. Nilsson talks about a noticeable new "drive" among employees when several returned to proper office premises after working from home office.
“It is a very nice interior and a comfortable environment. It is quiet and soothing in a good way. So I am very excited about what it will be like in the new premises when we move there.”
Moves across the street to the new Evolve Lysaker
Because when Kyoto Group makes further growth in the second quarter of 2022, they will take their laptops with them and move across the street to new and fresh premises at Evolve Lysaker. Here they will have access to 12 large and small meeting rooms, fitness rooms, carpentry interior in the common areas and modern furnishings from suppliers such as Vitra, Hay and Bolon, to name a few.
We are proud that Kyoto Group continues the adventure here with us at Evolve.
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