Regensia’s work at Prospect North was recently profiled in Next City magazine as the foundation for the most resilient neighborhood plan in America. The article focused on Regensia’s Integrated Utility System (IUS) design as a proactive solution to address resource insecurities and climate volatilities that will be increasingly present within the 21st century.
Key excerpts from the article include:
“A closed-loop district grid, the IUS would revolve around an eight-acre hub where anaerobic digestion transformed waste into biogas. Converted into electricity and hydrogen, these vapors would power the neighborhood while excess emissions fed a massive greenhouse full of vegetables. An aquaponic fish farm would also be onsite, along with a water treatment plant for waste and gray water, potentially augmented by stormwater… Meanwhile, a heating system would warm the streets and sidewalks, eliminating the need for snowplows. And inside temperatures could be kept warm or cool, powered not by natural gas but by waste.”
“In its essence, the IUS is [a] turnkey solution that can rapidly accelerate a city’s ability to become energy independent, zero waste, water and food secure,” Regensia CEO Foss writes in an email. “This is at the heart of addressing future weather patterns relating to climate change.”
The article is a part of Next City’s Future of Resilience series, and can be read in its entirety HERE.