Provide free home heating, with no resource usage or pollution, for life.
Video of an advert explaining the system in simple terms.
Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)
There are a few fundamental needs to survive - air, heat, water, sleep, food and shelter. Lack of air causes death in a few minutes. But lack of heat kills quicker than lack of water. A person can freeze in a few hours. Heat is essential to life, and we’re not doing the best job of providing it.
We are Warmlife. We provide FREE HOME HEAT - FOR LIFE. It’s completely renewable, storable, safe, convenient, clean, maintenance free, and failproof. By combining this novel restructuring of applied technology with a flexible business use case, we can create new business structures without the drag and constraints of previous ones. We can make a better world in many ways - and make a strong company doing it.
The system combines a solar collector with an in-ground storage battery for heat. The earth itself holds the heat. The system is proven in a number of applications and very cold climates. It is highly adaptable, customizable to different locations, and straightforward to install.
Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)
Our beneficiaries are poor people living in colder climates who cannot afford to keep themselves and their children warm.
How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)
Our idea is not unique, per se - it's been proven to work technologically. But no one has attempted to systematize it as a business or a non-profit due to two constraints - it is not an integrated system, but relies on using the dirt in a customer's yard for the mass part of the install. We have developed several innovative approaches to turn this challenge into an upside.
Second - the existing system is highly entrenched, filled with special interests and largely invisible to consumers, so there is not a radical call to disrupt it - yet.
Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)
Prototype: I have done some small tests or experiments with prospective users to continue developing the idea.
Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)
The organization is totally focused on the Free Heat For Life concept.
We are still working privately and have not created a website.
Organization Filing Status
No, but we plan to register in the future.
In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.
We share a burning passion for social entrepreneurialism. After examining and rejecting over 200 business ideas (at least), we found this method of free heating. Combining it with our years of construction experience as small business owners, we realized it was a total winner. It was the only business that showed incredible viability of success, a disruptive potential for a polluting, damaging, entrenched industry, a means of benefitting others, and, except for the challenge, no downside at all.
Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).
It decreases reliance on fossil fuels - decreasing planetary resource burdens and pollution
It provides free heating - helping poorer families heat their homes for far less money
Reduction of burden on oil - makes resource wars less meaningful
Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)
Savii digital - help with a marketing and online presence
Shambhala International - community support from engaged spiritual business owners
Waldegrave Community - local community strongly supportive of the project
Actively seeking other partners in Q3 2018.
North America and Canada initially to refine the model and the MVP. Later, all cold climates.
How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)
Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)