Cityrene uses GFRG technology to build rapid smart homes within 90 days which is 6 degrees cooler,efficiently recycles,generates its own electricity and water making it self reliant.
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A year ago Cityrene was just a small sparkling thought which our CEO Mr. Dilipan Bose got as he lived in a house of bad construction where the walls were cracked, water leaked from the ceiling, cracked tiles. He also faced frequent power cuts. So, he thought why not build houses using some advanced method which should also solve real life problems.
As a civil engineer, he was deeply disturbed that he couldn’t solve these problems. So he kept on thinking about a solution. He then started researching about alternative construction methods and came to know about GFRG which can be real solution for all these problems. He also compared this technology with other technologies and found this as a promising alternative for conventional construction.
Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum (GFRG) is an Australian technology used since 1990’s for walls in building structures. In India, researches were made by IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Chennai professors and they came up with a more advanced usage of GFRG i.e. this GFRG can be used also for other structural elements.
He felt this could be a life-changing technology which no residential project has seen before. This new technology has got certifications and approvals from USGBC (US green building council), Ministry of housing development government of India, Building materials and technology promotion council, Indian institute of technology Chennai.
Once he decided that he can use GFRG for the betterment of constructing houses. He was into collecting data about it. He made a visit to IIT Chennai and met few professors who could help him with this technology and he also visited the house built by IIT Chennai on their campus. He had a business meeting with them and got manual design specifications for GFRG construction.
“It’s Not About Idea, It’s About Making Ideas Happen”
Being new to business management he needed some help. The idea should be pivoted in a correct path and should be implemented in a smart way. Here comes our VP of sales and marketing Mr. Sam Sundar who is an old friend of Mr.Dilip. He introduced Mr. Dilip to Mr. Gopi Mattel, director of Founder Institute Chennai, and a serial entrepreneur having years of experience in entrepreneurship and startups has been the backbone of the company. He has been providing valuable feedback, reviewing the idea, improving our marketing strategies and also action plans, thus guiding the company in a streamlined path.
Finally, Mr. Dilip joined Founder Institute. During the rigorous training for a period of 4 months, the idea was pivoted and improvised at every stage based on the feedback of mentors in Founder Institute, who are local and global CEO’s of many successful companies.
At last Cityrene was not just an idea, but a private limited company with well experienced board of directors and advisors to help us reach our goals. We were really happy to see our company featured in Startup magazine during Founder Institute graduation event.
As a next step, we reached FRBL Factory Kerala where GFRG panels are being manufactured. There we saw the manufacturing process and established a good business relationship with them. Now we have become an authorized distributor of GFRG.
Implementing GFRG technology for constructing didn’t make us stop at that point, our focus then shifted to smart eco-friendly technologies. We started partnering with companies to build smart and efficient homes.
What’s happening now?
We are in the completion stage of our pilot project in Kovalam, Chennai which is a proof of construction for the new technology we have been using. It’s a 3-floor residential house consisting of 5 houses.
GFRG erection image over here
Image caption:Erection of 770 sq.ft of GFRG walls erected in a single day by Cityrene team
Smart GFRG homes image here
Image captionGFRG smart homes at Kovalam:
Our future projects will be focused on building smart sustainable townships. We thrive to be a disruptive startup in the industry. This township will be self-sustaining, eco-friendly and smart homes.
Unique features of our township:
GFRG saves tons of CO2 emission thus making it eco-friendly.
• Fire proof:
GFRG is 100% non-combustible and totally flame resistant. Not just non-combustible, but also shield the material behind it from the heat and flames for a significant period. It has been tested by IIT Madras that they can withstand up to 1000 degrees for 4 hours.
• Fully solar powered:
Cityrene homes are powered by solar. We also provide our customers with energy efficient solar compatible appliances including the air conditioner. Did you ever suffer without electricity during floods and storms? It won’t happen with Cityrene homes.
• Earthquake resistant:
Seismic zone V is the zone where earthquake occurs frequently. This GFRG material which we use can be used even in seismic zone V.
• Solar shuttle service:
We provide solar shuttle services in our township to create self reliant transport 24*7.
• Customizable design:
Have you ever felt the need of customizing homes you choose to buy; we will provide you with this opportunity. We allow our customers to choose their required designs, with a simple Cityrene mobile application.
• Live management application:
Controlling your home smart devices
• Solar covered streets:
Streets inside our township will be covered with solar panels to produce electricity as well as provide shade and cool breezy environment to the residents. It will also reduce the ambient temperature of the township.
• Generating own drinking water:
Generating your own drinking water out of thin air. Water is generated using a process of condensing humidity. Moreover, we adopt effective rainwater harvesting system. 24x7, even during floods, storms and natural calamities you need not worry about water with Cityrene homes.
• Efficient recycling:
Bio-degradable waste and grey water from every house are recycled into manure and used for growth of plantation.
• Passive cooled:
“Cooling the houses with zero energy usage”- well-ventilated spaces, greenery, heat deflective roofs, windows, paints along with GFRG panels all together can keep the house cool up to 6 degrees.
In addition to all of the above, we have few other add-ons like smart electronics, water saving devices, space saving furniture and few more breath taking technologies which you will definitely love. We can assure you that this will be the house of your dream.
Founded: August 26, 2016