Problem: World water supply in decline – World population rising = Water Depletion Risk
According to the USGS: “Old showers used to use up to 5 gallons of water per minute. Water-saving shower heads produce about 2 gallons per minute.”
Hence, a 10 minute shower = 20-50 gallons of water. Need a more efficient, less wasteful way to shower.
Technology: Nebia Team – re-engineering the shower to consume 70% less water in every shower.
- What is Nebia:
- A “warm cloud” = Nebbia = Mist in Italian
- It surrounds you with a thick mist of tiny water droplets.
- There’s no stream of water projecting toward user.
- Similar to a steam room
- There are two settings: a lighter and high-pressure
- The Experience: “one second you’re totally dry, and the next you’re completely soaked. There isn’t any “getting into” the stream”
- Technology Source: Mr. Gomez Andonaegui when facing scarce water supply while managing Sport City health club chain in Mexico City
- The Nebia project stakeholders:
- Engineers and technicians
- Technological partners
- Sales teams
- Contractors / Project Managers
- Consumer facing stores (Home Depot/Etc)
Implementation: It’s coming up!
- Investment required to allow company to develop large scale production.
- Tim Cook just invested, among other investors
- Testing has been done: Equinox Gyms, Apple and Google campus, and Stanford University
- Nebia team is raising funds through Kickstarter – aiming to launch first batch of shower-heads by spring of 2016