1: Area of sustainability category: public health & safety
For the second year in a row, violent crime is up in Los Angeles. The crime was up even in some parts of the city that are traditionally considered safe. In West Los Angeles, robberies were up by 16%, and motor vehicle theft was up by 31%. The LAPD’s Topanga Division saw a 41% increase in robberies and a 21% increase in motor vehicle theft .
1: Area of sustainability category: water infrastructure
Maintaining balanced water levels is critical to avoid flooding in residential areas and conserve enough water for the dry season. And the technician has to drive back and forth between 11 lakes and make sure the levels don’t get too high.”
Manufacturing concrete generates 4.5 percent of the world’s human-induced carbon emissions. So far, substituting 1.5 percent of concrete with irradiated plastic has been proved to improve the mixture’s strength significantly. It means 0.0675 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions is deducted. If this technology is implemented on a global scale, the impact could be significant.
Annually, New York needs to pay $300 million in order to transform the waste from the city to out-of-state landfills. This uploading of garbage also creates extra greenhouse gas. It is urgent for the city to find a more cost-efficient and environmental-friendly way to deal with the waste.
1: Area of sustainability category: Transportation
Every year, there are about 11,000 tire-related crashes and nearly 200 fatalities. Besides these disasters happened on human beings. Our ecosystem is being damaged because there are around 150 tons of carbon emitted daily just on our corridor, so we needed to transform the transport infrastructure quickly.
Wattway developed solar panels that can be put on top of the existing surface of roads and have skid-resistant surface
“PV for EV,” a photovoltaic solar array for fast-charging electric vehicle charging stations that send excess energy back to the visitor center
WheelRight tire safety station: Cars drive slowly over the black-and-yellow striped pavement, where sensors take measurements. Drivers then stop at a touchscreen kiosk that spits out a printed sheet or sends a text message within 20 seconds showing tire pressure and tread depth.
Communicate with more state governments like Georgia and convince them to apply this new highway.
Find smart city project principal and persuade them to use this high-tech road since The Ray can not only be applied in highway infrastructure, it can also be applied to local roads which may help to build a more sustainable and safe community.
Find international potential partners by Attending oversea events which aim to build connections between the realms of technology and corporate sustainability.
State agencies who take charge of the highway infrastructure
Auto manufacturers which invest on autonomous driving and acknowledge the importance of better highway condition
Private companies which want to implement their related technologies on this innovative high-tech highway.
Wherever you find humans, you find ‘waste’. And humans never run out of waste. In the future, the majority of humans will live in megacities if we do not take any effective action to deal with the waste. To solve this problem, we should try to answer these questions that could we find a better way to handle the waste? Can we make waste decentralized and have it back at the building level so that nothing’s moving off-site?
SEaB energy offers a closed-loop system that essentially turns a neighborhood or business into its own power plant
SEaB makes waste decentralized and have it back at the building level so that nothing’s moving off-site
SEaB energy provides solutions that can eliminate a large amount of what would otherwise be thrown or flushed away and instead use the decomposition process to produce biogas that is converted into electricity
commercial stores such as supermarkets, restaurants which promise to generate a certain huge amount of waste every day
Government which aims to build a green, smart and sustainable cities
4: Process of implementation
Improve the technology to reach 100% energy re-production
publish reports on environmental-consciousness media to show the efficiency of this technology and arise the professionals’ interests
Attend the real estate conference to promote this technology
In the article, it also mentioned that the yarn could also incorporate with a Bluetooth transmitter critical information and transmit the information to the headquarter instantly. With the development of technology, we may expect more advanced IoTs added into this smart fabric.
Issue: With more and more school shootings happened in the past few years, people are now more aware of the risks of having a gun in the home. In the state now, there are more than three models of personalized handguns could be bought by the public. Therefore, making sure that commercial guns are carried by the registered owner is one of government’s critical task regarding gun control.
Protector XT was developed by Ben Tomb whose son was shot by another adolescent 25 years ago
Protector XT is a locking station that secures a firearm and provides access to authorized users with biometric fingerprinting technology.
It aims to provide “peace of mind” to firearms owners by designing products that enhance the safe storage of guns
Assures a quick and reliable access to a firearm in 2 seconds or less
State government that aims to improve gun safety and decrease the gunshot accidents
Gun owners who want to ensure no one else can have access to their guns to commit a crime
Gun manufacturers who want to be a more socially responsible company
Have a partnership with government’s gun control project
Attend SHOT Show such as the one held in LV annually
Launch gun safety program in communities, schools etc.
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When a toilet is out of order, the Seva Sustainable Sanitation automatically directs users to other nearby sanitation systems. And in the next three years, Seva team will develop and test its maintenance system in which the embedded sensors will be able to determine if there is a failure and then an operator will be notified and come to fix it.
The air pollution is a severe problem for many countries including both developing and developed ones. It is worth noting that diesel emission is one of the main causes of air pollution in urban areas. Typically, in London, people have started taking actions and citizens want to change the current situation so bad that over 29 million people have signed for an action on diesel emissions in urban centers where have the highest car concentration.
The ezero1 technology can improve the fuel combustion cycle by adding additives
Small amounts of hydrogen added into the vehicle air intake can provide a more efficient burn of fuel
This technology can be applied on existing cars and vans
This technology is produced by UK developer CGON and is available commercially
Private car driver who wants to reduce carbon footprint and enhance fuel efficiency
Tourism companies such as car rental company, bus companies etc. which want to save fuel bills to lower the operation costs
Car manufacturers who want to enhance engine performance and provide a more sustainable car model
Municipalities which want to change current sever air pollution problems
The company may conduct an analysis to find where car owners are huge and people’s awareness of air pollution is high. Thus, CGON may find the best target for launching this product in the early stage.
To further attract potential clients, CGON should proactively seek opportunities of attending Auto show, air pollution or energy-related conference to increase people’s awareness of this technology
CGON may also seek for partnership with city governments and tourism companies. For example, CGON can take part in government’s environmental enhancement projects. CGON can offer discount and free installation if large volume orders are placed.
The old-fashioned way of waste collection empties trash bins in a settled schedule. However, this method can only conduct a low quality of waste collection service to customers, as well as, a high operation cost to the waste collection provider. Because the trash bins cannot be guaranteed to be exacted filled with the maximum volume. If trash bins are overfilled before the collector come, it may cause dissatisfaction from customers. If the trash bin is only half-filled, it is inefficient to send out drivers and collect the waste.
“OnePlus Corp. Acquires SmartBin™”—“The acquisition creates the dominant, global Internet of Things (IoT) sensor and software business serving the waste industry”, www.businessswire.com
SamrtBin uses intelligent IoT to improve waste management across the globe
SmartBin sets the standard for smart recycling and
SmartBin’s sensors are used in smaller bins and receptacles for items such as textiles, drop boxes, solid and liquid waste receptacles
SmartBin’s sensor knows when bins are ready for emptying, and thus optimizes the collection routes and logistics
SmartBin has over 100 clients in more than 25 countries, including the United States
Retailers, grocery stores which have a huge demand for waste collection service
Municipalities which usually responsible for the city residency’s waste collection
Most waste management providers which eager for new technology that can lower their cost and increase their service quality
4: Process of implementation
Since this company has already achieved over 100 clients in more than 25 countries, it can conduct a sufficient survey result from the existing clients and publish the result on the social media to gain exposure
To attract potential clients, SmartBin should proactively seek opportunities of attending Trade Fair such as IFAT (Leading Trade Fair for Environmental Technologies) to increase its brand awareness in the industry
It is also important to have a partnership with the government since many cities’ waste management services are offered by governments. To achieve this, SamrtBin can work with government’s Smart City projects.