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H2Overhaul Challenge – Next-Gen Water Efficiency Solutions

How can new and existing buildings use less water, reuse the water they currently use, and capture water to use on-site? Here is a chance to take on one of the most overlooked environmental issues, today.

Jovoto with the support of Duke University’s Center for Energy Development and the Global Environment (EDGE) and Treehugger, is organizing the H2Overhaul challenge.

“H2Overhaul” seeks the best ideas to include in next-generation water efficiency building projects around the world.

“H2Overhaul” is Seeking for Next-Generation Water Efficiency Solutions

Don’t let water go to waste! H2Overhaul wants ideas which explore how new and existing buildings/facilities can use less water, reuse the water they currently use, and capture water to use on-site.

Water is often wasted because it is under priced, but in considering the inverse of this concept – saving water should not be prohibitively expensive! While the cost of water will invariably go up in the future, do not restrict proposals based on today’s costs: a good idea is a good idea, it is not just about cost savings!

H2Overload is focused on finding solutions which are able to scale to buildings such as schools (K-12), universities, hospitals, health care facilities, industrial factories, warehouses, shopping malls and apartment complexes in either rural or urban settings. Single-family homes are not included in this challenge.

All submissions should include a visually clear and detailed proposal describing an innovative, original process to reduce/reuse water in buildings. Video is optional.

Proposals should express which problem it is solving, how the idea solves the problem, and what the idea’s value is to the potential customers.

Jovoto Offers a Total Prize of $20,000!

The winners are going to be selected by the jovoto community. There is a total prize value of $15,000 as well as $5,000 for the jury prize.

Also, there is a $8,000 license fee for purchased concepts.

Find Official Requirements in the Competition Brief

There are a couple of mandatory product requirements that are listed in the briefing on jovoto, such as durable lightweight material, collapsible/easy-to-store, stable on flat surface etc.

The H2Overhaul Challenge is Open to Jovoto Members

To enter, submit your ideas on jovoto. As with all jovoto contests so far, a free registration is required to submit.