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Feasibility Study in Automated Real-time IoT Smart Blue Roof Systems for the IC&I Sector for Flood and Drought Resilience and Adaptation
Credit Valley Conservation (CVC)
This work will be done in collaboration with Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), a community-based environmental organization, dedicated to protecting, restoring and managing the natural resources of the Credit River Watershed. Also providing expertise to the project as a collaborative partner is RainGrid Inc, a climate adaptation firm specializing in Stormwater Smartgrid distributed rain harvesting systems for residential stormwater networks.
Leveraging funding from Peel Region and the Federation of Canadian municipalities (FCM), CVC has kicked off a project to test the feasibility of incorporating smart blue roof systems into their head office and in the industrial, commercial and institutional (IC&I) sector in general. This larger feasibility project engages with numerous partners outside of George Brown College, including Enviro-Stewards and Ryerson University, and focuses on performing a literature review of the technology requirements for the Smart Roof solution; studying technical and financial feasibility for solution in the IC&I sector; and concludes with knowledge transfer to present the findings. The George Brown team will focus on evaluating the applicability of “internet of things” for rainwater harvesting and blue roof applications.
- Credit Valley Conservation (CVC)
- RainGrid Inc.
- Amir Shabini, PhD.
- Sustainability and the Built Enviroment