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Climate change innovators recognised at CES 2019

Other solutions chosen include a real-time VOC detector and an autonomous SMS-driven smart valve that identifies and signals leaks

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Lumi'in, based in France, has developed a range of solar street lights
Lumi'in, based in France, has developed a range of solar street lights

A connected solar LED street lamp that claims to be adaptable to any lamp post and a real-time volatile organic compound detector are among the solutions recognised by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) for its Eureka Park Climate Change Innovators Contest.

 

It is the second time the event has been held ahead of CTA’s annual trade show in Las Vegas which runs 8-11 January.

 

Cutting worldwide GHG emissions

 

The contest recognises emerging innovations that help improve the environment and the lives of consumers. CTA launched the contest at CES 2018 to highlight technology’s ability to combat climate by cutting worldwide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

 

“Tech innovation is a critical component in the global effort to combat climate change,” said Walter Alcorn, vice president of environmental affairs and industry sustainability, CTA. “These innovators represent the tech industry’s leadership on, and commitment to reducing our impact on the environment by lowering carbon emissions.

 

“Our industry is already making safer and more efficient products, and this year’s honorees embody how the next generation of innovative tech – from cooking and gardening to heating and lighting – can deliver lasting benefits that protect our planet for future generations.”

The full list of CES 2019 Eureka Park Climate Change Innovators are:

 

  • Blue Whale Company’s Spy Can Compact is the first autonomous SMS driven smart valve that detects leaks and overconsumption in pipes and sends alerts in real time. Exhibiting at booth #50415 in Sands, Hall G;
  • Connected Garden’s Archibald is a personal digital gardener with “Super Sensor” that selects plants for precise locations such as a garden, terrace or balcony and guides consumers via smart device app. Exhibiting at booth #50215 in Sands, Hall G;
  • GoSun’s GoSun Fusion is a hybrid solar cooker that uses a highly efficient vacuum tube and PV system that allow people to cook day and night without any fuel other than the sun. Exhibiting at booth #52950 in Sands, Hall G;
  • Heatworks’ MODEL 3 Water Heater is the first of its kind to use graphite electrodes and advanced electronic controls to heat up water, making it 99% more energy efficient. Exhibiting at booth #50322 in Sands, Hall G;
  • Lumi’in’s FLEX is the first solar and connected LED street light that’s adaptable to any lamp post, providing a cleaner and cheaper-to-use alternative to classic on-grid lighting. Exhibiting at booth #50215 in Sands, Hall G;
  • NanoScent is a real-time detector that senses, monitors, alerts, and traces specific VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) in the air. Exhibiting at booth #51701 in Sands, Hall G;
  • SmartEmbed’s Eddo.drop is a technology dedicated to water and energy preservation in households through an IoT solution that controls shower duration. Exhibiting at booth #50215 in Sands, Hall G.

A CTA-selected committee of experts from industry, the NGO community and academia selected the honorees based on the demonstrated and quantified potential of their technologies to reduce GHG emissions.

 

Beyond its exhibitors, CES itself is becoming more sustainable. At CES 2018, over 1,500 tons of materials and more than 1.7 million square feet of carpet were recycled or reused after the show. CES 2018 exhibitors collectively donated more than 187,000 pounds of materials to Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, Opportunity Village, Teachers Exchange and HELP of Southern Nevada. CES attendees conduct an average of 33 meetings onsite, avoiding roughly 3.4 billion miles of business travel.

 

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