[Accepted] enviroBLOQ

Proposal Details

Project Name

enviroBLOQ - ‘Bridging Smart Homes to the Blockchain’

Project Type

MachineFi DApp for Smart Home Data Collection & Analysis

Proposal Description

enviroBLOQ is a MachineFi DApp that connects smart home devices to the IoTeX blockchain, compiling their data into a comprehensible dashboard for homeowner analysis & Third Party utilization.

enviroBLOQ aims to extract data from as many points around the common smart home as possible, including but not limited to:

  • Smart Controls (Thermostats - Google Nest, Honeywell, etc.)
  • Utilities Monitoring (Electricity, Water, Gas)
  • Solar Power Generation
  • Heating & Cooling Demands
  • Irrigation System Usage
  • Attic Ventilation Efficiency

All of this data is collected, analyzed & verified by the IoTeX blockchain to ensure accuracy and trust before being packaged for Third Party utilization.

  1. Homeowners will be able to see the full picture of their home’s energy efficiencies and be able to make more educated decisions regarding utility usage and future upgrades to the property. They’ll also gain insight into their home’s efficiency against their neighbors, as well as highlight any potential areas for improvement - all while being rewarded for their data!

  2. Manufacturers will now have a more concise and trusted picture of how their products perform in various real-world environments, enabling them to improve product performance and manufacturing processes. They’ll also be able to analyze how their products integrate with other smart home technology for potential symbiotic benefits and partnerships.

  3. Utility Providers & City Management are able to better analyze utility consumption & peak demand loads, address natural disaster situations quicker and more efficiently, etc.

enviroBLOQ Data Sets

Example Data Set 1: Smart Controls

Any smart device that Controls heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting, etc. that can feed data:

  • Google Nest Thermostat
  • Attic Ventilation Controller
  • Shades / Switchable Privacy Glass

Example Data Set 2: Utilities Monitoring

enviroBLOQ plans to work with the IoTeX Team to develop simple NB-IoT devices to fill the void in real-time utility metering. No longer will someone have to manually drive around to each house and manually scan the gas meter to reflect actual usage and adjust customer billing. In the meantime, Data Providers can simply enter their monthly utility bill information for correlation with smart device data.

  • Water Consumption
  • Electricity Consumption
  • Natural Gas Consumption

Example Data Set 3: Heating, Cooling & Ventilation (HVAC)

Attic Spaces that are properly ventilated prevent mold buildup in cold climates and stay cooler in hot climates, reducing energy demands.

Air Conditioning Compressor Manufacturers will now have real-world data to prove the performance of their products in future development. Likewise, ventilation manufacturers will have real-world data to prove the performance of their products and energy savings from reduced cooling demands.

Example Data Set 4: Home Weather Stations

Connecting weather data from home weather stations sets up an important baseline for localized HVAC performance comparisons. Ambient outside temperature, humidity, actual precipitation & sunshine will help paint the full picture of how a home’s system performs in dynamic environments given weather events and temperature extremes.

Example Data Set 5: Solar Energy Generation

Feeding the solar power generation data into the enviroBLOQ ecosystem, homeowners will now be more clearly see their system in action and further optimize energy storage, draw-downs, etc.

Example Data Set 6: Irrigation Systems

Homeowners will now be able to decipher their household’s water consumption from the water used for irrigation. Irrigation Manufacturers may even want to take it a step further and study flow rates against different variables.

Case Study & Proof of Concept

Two identical houses in Leander, TX were built in 2017 on the same street by the same homebuilder and using the same materials.

House #1 still has its original roof from 2017, but House #2 had its roof replaced in 2021 after both houses sustained damage from a hail storm. House #2 had both its shingles & ventilation upgraded (installed two 35 Watt Attic Breeze solar fans).

→ Pebble Trackers installed in the same spot of both attics should clearly illustrate the effectiveness of the ventilation improvements made to House #2.

Initial Data Providers:

enviroBLOQ will install a Pebble Tracker in attics and central interior spaces of 30 homes around the Leander, TX area for further Proof of Concept. Following our Attic Installation Checklist, we will be able to establish a baseline data pool from which we can build our DApp and begin discussions with potential investors and Data Consumers.

The tamper-proof Pebble Tracker hardware comes packed with sensors that measure:

  • Temperature
  • Atmospheric Pressure
  • Humidity
  • Light
  • Air Quality
  • Orientation
  • Acceleration
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
  • Location

Acquiring New Users

The Pebble Tracker will be utilized as an early ‘Plug-and-Play’ option, but will not be a pre-requisite to join our ecosystem as a Data Provider. We are ready to utilize data from the millions of existing smart home devices that are already installed in homes around the world!

By The Numbers: Smart Home Technology

  • 33MM North American houses rely on smart thermostats for temperature control
  • 47% of US-based Millennials have at least one smart home product within their homes.
  • 2MM Homes in U.S. had Solar Panels in 2019
  • 11MM Google Nest Thermostats sold since 2011
  • 25% of Americans own Smart Home Technology
  • 127 new IoT devices are connected to the internet every second
  • Smart heating & cooling systems can save smart home users 50% in energy use
  • 81% of surveyed real estate purchasers would be more inclined to buy a house equipped w/smart technology products

All of this data is ready to be Tracked, Traced & Trusted on the IoTeX blockchain!

Financial Incentives
The organic growth of enviroBLOQ will be driven by the tokenized Rewards paid to Data Providers. Every Data Provider will earn base daily EBLOQ token rewards for up to one device in each Data Set category connected to enviroBLOQ.

Examples:

  • Smart Thermostat - 1 $EBLOQ/day
  • Pebble Tracker (Attic) - 1 $EBLOQ/day
  • Pebble Tracker (Indoors) - 1 $EBLOQ/day
  • Solar Panel Data - 1 $EBLOQ/day
  • Water Consumption - 1 $EBLOQ/day (pro-rated)
  • Gas Consumption - 1 $EBLOQ/day (pro-rated)
  • Electricity Usage - 1 $EBLOQ/day (pro-rated)

Data Providers will be able to log into the enviroBLOQ dashboard within ioPay to see their earned rewards and monitor their home’s performance (independently & as compared to their neighbors).

“You’re house is more efficient than 90% of your neighbors!”
or
“Your attic seems under-ventilated, let’s do an evaluation!”
or
“Your AC is working harder than your most of your neighbors, let’s do an evaluation!”

In an effort to incentivize energy efficiency & conservation, the Data Providers with more energy-efficient / eco-conscious properties will earn additional rewards.

Property-Bound Tokens (PBTs)

Understanding the value of long-term, consistent data and the multitude of ways that it can be utilized by different parties in the future, the enviroBLOQ team is focused on keeping devices intact during real estate transactions. Through supplier discounts and incentives, our goal would be for you to leave all smart devices behind and have all new smart devices installed in your new home. This provides us with the continuation of data for properties regardless of real estate transactions and property ownership.

To achieve this, we are developing the first Property-Bound Tokens (PBTs) that are tied to the property they’re minted for, not the wallet that originally minted it. These PBTs are similar to Soul-Bound Tokens (SBTs) in that they cannot be traded or sold, only transferred as part of a real estate transaction. This creates a unique ‘Value-Add’ situation to every property within the enviroBLOQ ecosystem.

“This 4 Bed; 3 Bath house has a 3-car garage, swimming pool & provides daily passive income from its mining data for enviroBLOQ and the IoTeX blockchain!”

Acquiring Data Consumers

enviroBLOQ will leverage R&D budgets, op-ex costs and Marketing opportunities with manufacturers, utility providers, city governments, etc. to sign data agreements. Manufacturers may be interested in purchasing historical data that’s already been analyzed, whereas utility providers and city governments may be more interested in having access to real-time data for real-time decisions.

  • Attic Ventilation Manufacturers (Static & Mechanical)
  • Smart Controller Manufacturers (Thermostat, Ventilation, Shading)
  • Air Conditioning Compressor Manufacturers (Indoor & Outdoor Unit Performance)
  • City Governments (Residential Housing & Gov’t Bldg Efficiencies)
  • Utility Providers (Water / Gas / Electric)
  • Insurance Providers (Storm Data, Mold Prevention)

enviroBLOQ will re-invest a percentage of Sales from these deals into the Reward Pool for future distributions to Data Providers. Our vision is that the Rewards Pool will continue to grow in order to generate substantial returns for our Data Providers, enabling them to apply their earnings toward Insurance Premiums, Home Efficiency Upgrades, Property Taxes, etc. (Percentage Re-Invested TBD)

Milestones

Halo Grant Milestones

Total Funds Requested: $30,000 USD

Total Pebble Trackers Requested: 14

Milestone 1

  1. Extract Data from Pebble Trackers to Business Analytics Software
  • Temperature, Humidity & Location
  • Two Separate Property Locations
  • Real-Time & Historical Data
  1. Set-Up Case Study for Solar-Powered Attic Fans
  • Two Identical Houses w/Different Attic Ventilation Systems
  • One Pebble Tracker in Attic; One Pebble Tracker Indoors
  • Illustrate Effects of Improved Ventilation System on Attic Environment
  1. Five (5) Total enviroBLOQ Properties Online (2 Pebbles each - 1 Attic & 1 Interior) (Excluding Case Study)

  2. At least 500 users are following enviroBLOQ on Social Media (ex: Twitter)

Milestone Payment: $5,000 USD

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Milestone 2

  1. Develop Beta User Interface for Data Providers
  • Pebble Tracker Data Visualization & Analytics
  • Temperature, Humidity & Location
  1. The Beta Interface is viewable from enviroBLOQ.io website, accessible via ioPay Wallet browser

  2. Combination of at least 1,000 social media followers and/or Beta users on enviroBLOQ network

Milestone Payment: $10,000 USD

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Milestone 3

  1. DApp Integration w/ioPay Ecosystem

  2. Thirty (30) Total enviroBLOQ Properties Continuously Online (2 Pebbles each - 1 Attic & 1 Interior)

  3. Combination of at least 3,000 social media followers and/or DApp users on enviroBLOQ network

  4. At least 500 unique Pebbles have provided data to the enviroBLOQ network

Milestone Payment: $15,000 USD

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For R&D, we are requesting 14 total Pebble Trackers to set up Control Case and the first 5 Properties that are continuously online.

About your Team

Will McCann - Founder / CEO

Skills
Project Visionary
Sales
Leadership
People
Web3

Education

  • Mechanical Engineering & Entrepreneurship (BSME) - Villanova University (Villanova, PA, USA) (2011)

Work Experience

  • Roofing & General Contracting (2016-Present)
    -$6M in Personal Sales to date
    -Residential / Multi-Family / Commercial Roofing
    -Storm Damage Expert
    -Property Insurance Specialist

  • Oil & Gas Industry (2011-2016)
    -Project Engineering & Commercial Sales - Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I) - (2011-2016)
    -$8B Cameron LNG Liquefied Natural Gas Refinery - Cameron Parish, Louisiana, USA

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/will-mccann-68975023

Charles ‘Chuck’ Cobern - Co-Founder / CTO

Skills
Web 2.0
Business Operations
Management
People
Sales

Work Experience

  • Software Firm (IT Manager) – (1999–2003)

  • Manage Service Provider (Founder / CEO & President) – (2003–2021)

  • Independent Consultant – (2022–Present)

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuckcobern

Links

SOCIALS / WEBSITE

RESEARCH

PRODUCT LINKS FOR ENVIROBLOQ KIT

PEBBLE TRACKER INSTALLATION - ATTIC SPACE IN HOUSE #2



DATA READINGS FROM PEBBLE TRACKER IN HOUSE #2





ATTIC BREEZE SOLAR VENT FANS (TARGET DATA CONSUMER)

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Hello, enviroBLOQ Team , i am Grizzily form Iotex Team.

We like your idea, but there are some details we need to know, including the information of your team, product plan, etc., and I will answer your questions, you can add my telegram account @Grizzily_iotex. We can discuss further

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Contacting you now, sir

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I support this proposal - very specific use cases, which I believe will inspire other industries who could use their customers real data to innovate and further improve their products/services

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Thank you for your support, Anwar!

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I think you are supporting a good project :smiley: :grinning:

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I support this proposal

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Thank you for your support!

Thank you for supporting our project, Nittyberry!

Payment Milestones & Roadmap

Total Funds Requested: $30,000 USD (Milestones 1 - 3)

Total Pebble Trackers Requested: 14

Milestone 1

  1. Extract Data from Pebble Trackers to Business Analytics Software
  • Temperature, Humidity & Location
  • Two Separate Property Locations
  • Real-Time & Historical Data
  1. Set-Up Case Study for Solar-Powered Attic Fans
  • Two Identical Houses w/Different Attic Ventilation Systems
  • One Pebble Tracker in Attic; One Pebble Tracker Indoors
  • Illustrate Effects of Improved Ventilation System on Attic Environment
  1. Five (5) Total enviroBLOQ Properties Online (2 Pebbles each - 1 Attic & 1 Interior) (Excluding Case Study)

  2. At least 500 users are following enviroBLOQ on Social Media (ex: Twitter)

Milestone Payment: $5,000 USD

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Milestone 2

  1. Develop Beta User Interface for Data Providers
  • Pebble Tracker Data Visualization & Analytics
  • Temperature, Humidity & Location
  1. The Beta Interface is viewable from enviroBLOQ.io website, accessible via ioPay Wallet browser

  2. Combination of at least 1,000 social media followers and/or Beta users on enviroBLOQ network

Milestone Payment: $10,000 USD

.

Milestone 3

  1. DApp Integration w/ioPay Ecosystem

  2. Thirty (30) Total enviroBLOQ Properties Continuously Online (2 Pebbles each - 1 Attic & 1 Interior)

  3. Combination of at least 3,000 social media followers and/or DApp users on enviroBLOQ network

  4. At least 500 unique Pebbles have provided data to the enviroBLOQ network

Milestone Payment: $15,000 USD

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For R&D, we are requesting 14 total Pebble Trackers to set up Control Case and the first 5 Properties that are continuously online.

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-----------------------------Future Roadmap - Beyond Halo Grant-------------------------------

[Q1 2023]

30 Total enviroBLOQ Properties Online

60 Total Pebble Trackers (30 Attic; 30 Indoors)

Milestone 6 brings an additional 25 properties online to enviroBLOQ. 50 Pebble Trackers (25 Attic; 25 Indoors) will be used to collect and cross-analyze the data from these next 25 properties. These additional properties provide more robust data to analyze and fulfill the minimum Sample Size Requirement of 30.

[Q3 2023]

eBLOQ Data Miner (If Necessary - TBD)

  • 3rd Party ‘Plug-n-Play’ Hardware Manufacturer
  • Initial Quantities Ordered: 100ea; 1,000ea

[Q1 2024]

3rd Party Smart Device Integration to eBLOQ Miner & DApp

  • Data Extraction: Smart Thermostats, Sprinkler Systems, Solar Power Generation, etc.
  • eBLOQ DApp Integration

Design Property-Bound Tokens (PBTs)

  • Code tied to Real Estate Transaction
  • Issuance to Existing Property Owners Online

[Q2 2024]

Reach 100 enviroBLOQ Properties Online

Any Combination of Pebble Tracker and/or 3rd Party Devices

[Q3 2024]

Launch $EBLOQ Token on IOTEX

  • Initial Token Launch: 100MM $EBLOQ
  • MIMO Exchange

[Q4 2024]

Reach 1,000 enviroBLOQ Properties Online

Any Combination of Pebble Tracker and/or 3rd Party Devices

[Q1 2025]

Launch eBLOQ DAO

  • Pebble Tracker and/or 3rd Party Smart Device
  • $EBLOQ Token Holders (Min. 100,000 $EBLOQ)
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Edited to revise Milestone 1 Requirements, as agreed with IoTeX Team & enviroBLOQ:

Payment Milestones & Roadmap

Total Funds Requested: $30,000 USD (Milestones 1 - 3)

Total Pebble Trackers Requested: 14

Milestone 1

  1. Extract Data from Pebble Trackers to Business Analytics Software
  • Temperature, Humidity & Location
  • Two Separate Property Locations
  • Real-Time & Historical Data
  1. Set-Up Case Study for Solar-Powered Attic Fans
  • Two Identical Houses w/Different Attic Ventilation Systems
  • Illustrate Effects of Improved Ventilation System on Attic Environment
  1. Five (5) Total enviroBLOQ Properties Online (Excluding Case Study)

  2. At least 500 users are following enviroBLOQ on Social Media (ex: Twitter)

Milestone Payment: $5,000 USD

.

Milestone 2

  1. Develop Beta User Interface for Data Providers
  • Pebble Tracker Data Visualization & Analytics
  • Temperature, Humidity & Location
  1. The Beta Interface is viewable from enviroBLOQ.io website, accessible via ioPay Wallet browser
  2. Combination of at least 1,000 social media followers and/or Beta users on enviroBLOQ network

Milestone Payment: $10,000 USD

.

Milestone 3

  1. DApp Integration w/ioPay Ecosystem
  2. Thirty (30) Total enviroBLOQ Properties Continuously Online
  3. Combination of at least 3,000 social media followers and/or DApp users on enviroBLOQ network
  4. At least 500 unique Pebbles have provided data to the enviroBLOQ network

Milestone Payment: $15,000 USD

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For R&D, we are requesting 14 total Pebble Trackers to set up Control Case and the first 5 Properties that are continuously online.

Milestone 1 is now officially complete as of 14 November 2022! :cowboy_hat_face:

Notes to Milestones are in bold text.

Milestone 1

  1. Extract Data from Pebble Trackers to Business Analytics Software
  • Temperature, Humidity & Location
  • Two Separate Property Locations
  • Real-Time & Historical Data

enviroBLOQ is utilizing Microsoft Power BI software for Data Analytics & Visualization. Attached is an example from one of our Data Providers in Florida and was actually able to collect hurricane data from his attic!

  1. Set-Up Case Study for Solar-Powered Attic Fans
  • Two Identical Houses w/Different Attic Ventilation Systems
  • Illustrate Effects of Improved Ventilation System on Attic Environment

Our team observed measurable differences between both attic ventilation systems, providing valuable insights to the manufacturer of the solar vents tested. Attached is a screenshot showing both attic environments over the span of a week during the summer in Texas. Both Pebbles are still in place and collecting data for longer-term analyses. (‘William Old’ = Solar Vents; ‘Jaime’ = Static Vents)

  1. Five (5) Total enviroBLOQ Properties Online (Excluding Case Study)

As of 18 November, the enviroBLOQ network consists of 35 Data Providers across 5 Countries & 3 Continents! Attached is a screenshot of our Data Providers across the globe.

  1. At least 500 users are following enviroBLOQ on Social Media (ex: Twitter)

enviroBLOQ reached 500 followers on Twitter on 14 November 2022. Attached is a screenshot from Twitter.

Milestone Payment: $5,000 USD