Smart GRI Monitoring for the City of Vancover
This Challenge sought solutions that could remotely monitor the performance of several green rainwater infrastructure (GRI) sites across Vancouver, gathering valuable data on water infiltration levels.
Novion, a Vancouver-based climate intelligence company, was chosen as the winner. The successful pilot led to an annual subscription by the city and the technology is now being adopted by other municipalities.
Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) and City of Vancouver
Novion’s end-to-end solution handled everything from procuring sensors to installation, to generating insights, replacing months of manual data collection in seconds.
The pilot ran for 26 weeks, testing 48 major rainfall events, and is now used to support the implementation of over 10,000 green infrastructure assets in the next 30 years.Read the Report
Accessing the pilot opportunity allowed Novion to move their algorithm from theoretical to actual.
After the pilot, Novion was awarded an annual contract with the City of Vancouver to continue monitoring Vancouver’s GRI.
The city provides valuable feedback, which Novion is able to integrate into the product, making it a stronger fit for municipalities.
Based on the results of the pilot, other municipalities, like New Westminster, have reached out to Novion to explore implementing the solutions for their Green Infrastructure.
This process highlighted an opportunity for Novion to help cities design, plan and adopt green infrastructure, reshaping their business model.