“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” (Margaret Mead, American anthropologist). This is the reason why HYDRAO has invested in the field of education, so that the IoT studied in high school is used for sustainable development.
In close collaboration with teachers in SI and STi2D, HYDRAO has developed an Educational Kit dedicated to the new program of engineering sciences and techniques. The aim of this tool is to make future scientists aware of the preservation of water and energy resources, for systematic consideration of these challenges in the creation of new technological solutions.
This educational kit is an experimental model of the Hydrao Aloé connected knob which allows:
animate Design Thinking sessions around water preservation;
to study a multi-physical model (hydraulic, mechanical, electrical);
create links between physics and connected objects;
learn the MicroPython programming language;
to study different data transmission protocols (Bluetooth, LoRa, Sigfox);
to raise awareness of the protection of personal data.
These elements are protected in a pine box made and engraved in the Morvan. The kit also includes a real HYDRAO Aloé knob.
Finally, a set of Practical Works was developed by the teachers who supported HYDRAO in the design of this educational project. These labs are freely available on the Education page of the HYDRAO website, to guide teachers in getting started with the kit.
In 2017 Sarodis called on Hydrao as a sanitaryware manufacturer to develop an educational and connected rain sky with “Hydrao Inside” technology. At the end of this partnership, the product Yucca Hydrao x Sarodis was born.
The Yucca shower head effectively sensitizes children and adults and has an ecological flow rate of 6.6L / min (with its limiter) against 20L / min for standard equipment. This shower head is also connected and has a play of light which indicates in real time the volume of water consumed.
Cette innovation Hydrao x Sarodis a été reconnu en remportant le trophée d’argent de l’innovation lors de la cinquième édition de LA NUIT by Inoha. Inoha récompense chaque année des entreprises adhérentes pour leur démarche engagée et novatrice dans quatre catégories : l’innovation, la communication, le développement international et la RSE.
This Hydrao x Sarodis innovation was recognized by winning the silver innovation trophy during the fifth edition of LA NUIT by Inoha. Inoha rewards member companies each year for their committed and innovative approach in four categories: innovation, communication, international development and CSR.
The jury clarified that water consumption is a major issue for the future and that the Yucca shower innovation is a fun tool to change consumption habits in DHW (domestic hot water).
Echoing this trophy, the Hydrao and Sarodis teams were able to present the innovations of the Aloé / Yucca connected and ecological shower to the Habitat press this Tuesday, January 28 at the House of Latin America.
Hydrao will be presenting its new smart water management and preservation solution called Hydrao Meter this Thursday, February 6 at EnerJ Metting.
If many habitat professionals have already adopted the HYDRAO ecological & connected knobs which allow significant water and energy savings and make users aware of eco-responsible behavior, the company offers them today an even more advanced solution in terms of resource management: its new Hydrao Meter technology.
Placed on the building’s cold and hot water circuits in the desired locations, this smart meter collects data on the volume, flow and temperature of the water circulating there. This information is transferred in real time by a LoRa network, then collected on a Hydrao secure platform to be able to visualize consumption, trends, history, etc., and ultimately detect abnormal consumption.
This meter is made up of a patented micro-turbine system which allows it to produce energy independently, without battery aid, for more than 10 years. Hydrao Meter thus offers an essential resource management function, inherent in the buildings of tomorrow.
The first installation will take place in the ABC Link City building built by Bouygues Construction and which will soon be delivered to the social landlord Grenoble Habitat.
In order to analyze the fallout, they carried out a test in five rooms to measure the incentive effect of the lights on the Aloé HYDRAO pommels, thanks to theHYDRAO application which, on a small scale, can connect the pommels via Bluetooth to configure color change thresholds and monitor consumption.
The test took place over a month (mid-October to mid-November) to avoid any seasonal variations that could bias the data.
During the first 15 days the hotel chose not to configure the color change so as not to use the nudge effect and to be able to compare the data with the following 15 days during which theAloé pommels were used in full.
Their results show that the hotel saves 40% on domestic hot water (DHW) with the HYDRAO Aloé knobs:
25% thanks to their economical flow (before HYDRAO, the hotel had a flow of 8L / min)
15% thanks to the “nudge” effect, ie the reduction in shower time induced by the effect of lights and therefore awareness.
Denis Laus, General Manager of the Courtyard by Mariott Hotel in Paris Arcueil explains: “After 2 months of using HYDRAO knobs by our customers, the first impact observed is the reduction in water consumption in our hotel, up to what we had estimated. This will allow us a priori to reach the ROI on which we had planned with this project. The second impact, which we did not expect, is the abundance of positive feedback from our customers. They appreciate the innovative side of the HYDRAO solution and I even had requests so that I could buy them privately ”
Hydrao will present its water-efficient and connected shower heads, its new smart meter and its software solutions at the EnerJ Meeting, dedicated to the energy and environmental efficiency of the building, on February 6 at the Palais Brongniart in Paris.
This will be an opportunity to come and discover our new Hydrao Meter technology, suitable for many building sectors and particularly in tune with Smart Building. An opportunity to anticipate the uses and needs of tomorrow, all the more important in the face of the future 2020 environmental regulations for new buildings.
Placed on the building’s cold and hot water circuits in the desired locations, this smart meter collects data on the volume, flow and temperature of the water circulating there. This information is transferred in real time by a LoRa or Sigfox network, then collected on a Hydrao secure platform to be able to view consumption, trends, histories, etc., and ultimately detect abnormal consumption.
This meter is made up of a patented micro-turbine system which allows it to produce energy independently, without battery aid, for more than 10 years. Hydrao Meter thus fulfills an essential function of resource management, inherent in the buildings of tomorrow.
Meet us in the Start-up area, Stand n°23 / EnerJ Meeting /Palais Brongniart, 28 place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris / 6 février 2020.
HYDRAO, the IoT / Nudge water management specialist will exhibit at the Hotel360 Expo 2019 in ExCel London on September 18th & 19th. Booth #122.
HYDRAO iot/Nudge solutions help hotel’s guests to get aware about their heated water usage in the shower by informing them on how much water they are using in real-time. This nudge system encourages them to cut shower time.