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  • 08-Sep-2017

Simply Sustainability/Development


Simply Sustainability is a development consulting firm, located in the Washington D.C. Metro area, which provides technical assistance to real estate investors, developers, and building owners (public and private sector). We are committed to working with development organizations providing consultation and training in building development, efficient design and engineering, and construction management locally, nationally, and internationally. Our goal is to support the development community in building economically sound, environmentally sensitive, and socially responsible communities.


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Who is your customer?

Real estate investors, community and building developers, and building owners (public - local & state government; and private sector).

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

Green building and community development is not an issue to be solved. Instead, green-building & development practices offer solutions to a number of environmental, social and affordable (i.e., affordable housing) challenges globally. Green building can revamp an economy and a be response to social issues. Green buildings save energy. The savings can address our nation's climate challenge since buildings are responsible for half the world's carbon emissions because most use electricity produced from coal and other fossil fuels. This idea promotes socially & environmentally responsible businesses, education for developing nations, and innovative energy efficient products & technology.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

Available knowledge, education, and training to local governments and private development organizations which influence policy; and those involved in community and building development. Also, the building of a pilot project called a Smart Home - built with sustainable materials, an energy-efficient kitchen and cutting-edge technology this connected home can be controlled through voice activation, includes interactive displays and has a state-of-the-art energy hub. It will be used as an example nationally and internationally as a model for sustainable housing (multifamily and single family) and community building. This home will be used for research by local government and international organizations, in addressing the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]; specifically the housing, infrastructure and partnership goals.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

We will build and manage the Smart House project jointly with local government and green building association. We will also build a network of socially & environmentally responsible businesses, provide research & education for developing nations pursuing sustainable development, and promoting innovative energy efficient products & technology. We have experience/relationships with working with public and private sector in this field, and have researched the successes and the challenges.