Buildings Like Trees, Cities Like Forests?
Our Own Worst Enemy
There's something about the Human Species that has set us apart from all others. Within 10,000 years we have been able to transform the face of the Earth and achieved wonders beyond even what we thought was possible within the space of 100 years. And yet the dinosaurs were around for 200 million years and never even developed a space program, as far as we know.
That same intelligence that brought us each Industrial Revolution has been the very thing that caused the decline of the health of our planet. The good news is we have the ability to choose between being Nature's foe or Nature's friend.
Turning the Tide
Each Industrial Revolution shared the same pattern of converging communications with energy; from steam driven printing presses to electricity and the telephone to the internet and renewable energy. Could we use this same formula for emulating how nature works. Could we use our skill with technology to model our buildings off a tree, an organism that has had nearly a billion years of R & D head start? We think so.
When you think about what a tree does; it captures carbon, get's its energy from the Sun, distils water, is a habitat for occupants, changes with the seasons and has no waste: waste is a human phenomenon and doesn't happen in nature. If an apple falls from a tree it feeds another organism that helps balance and support the larger ecosystem.
The tree is also part of a global communications platform where each element of nature plays its part and knows when to execute on the service it provides to the greater good.
At ElecNet we believe that the extraction of energy data at a detailed level and making it available on a global scale is how we, as a species, will start to evolve.
The next industrial revolution is the 'Eco Revolution' where we, as the alpha species on Earth, find a way to become integrated into the rhythm of nature.
What if we could contribute to the Ecosystem, not consume? That is the question that we ask ourselves.