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Skywater

An iot-based approach for smart greenroof irrigation and air cooling

March 2020
Gallery Skywater 1
Gallery Skywater 1
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Identification

Skywater concept aims to achieve a "zero-rainwater-discharge level”.

The Skywater concept also mitigates urban heat island effect thanks to measurable evapotranspiration properties ; reuses rainwater for domestic uses and greenroofs irrigation to save drinking water ; decreases the energy needed for air conditioning in summer ; and recycle grey water for irrigation of green roofs. The "Skywater concept" includes: the use of high potential evapotranspiration (PET) plants (instead of standard extensive sedums) for air cooling and stormwater retention: Sopranature® Fresh – an IOT technology for monitoring, measurement and management of the greenroof irrigation and water storage: Soprema Connect – Aqua ; Rainwater discharge flow regulator: Slowli® – Stormwater performance calculator for roofs: Privilège – Proactive rainwater collection and buffer storage capacity on flat roofs, with interactive consideration of the weather events a/o forecast. The use of this water in dry period for smart greenroof irrigation and/or cooling ; The use of grey water resource , cleaned on flat roofs by phyto-purification process on the roofs and having high potential evapotranspiration (PET) properties.

Label Date March 2020
From France
Maturity stage Initial market commercialization
Looking For Advocacy ; Visibility

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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The environmental benefits

  • A temperature decrease of up to 4°C during heat waves (Lyon) at 1,50 m above the Sopranature® Fresh plants
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The Financial benefits

  • Yearly water savings amounting to 730$
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Activity Region

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Company Profile

Soprema Group

A market leading provider of waterproofing, roofing and insulation systems with a committed focus on sustainable develop

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Headquarters 67100 Strasbourg, France
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