Innovative start-up in the Federal Environment Agency's national competition for climate adaptation

“HydroSKIN”, a technology from the University of Stuttgart, is among the 20 finalists in the Federal Environment Agency's national competition for climate adaptation.

Online voting is currently underway for the “Blue Compass” 2024 national prize. The “Blue Compass” national prize has once again seen record participation in this year's round with more than 300 applications. Twenty outstanding projects can look forward to being nominated for the Federal Blue Compass Award. They will compete for the community prize in a public online vote until June 18, 2024. The project with the most votes will win 25,000 euros and will be honored alongside the other award-winning projects of the Federal Blue Compass Award at a festive award ceremony at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection on September 19.
Voting takes place at the following link:

HydroSKIN is a kind of “functional clothing” for buildings. The lightweight façade elements made of textiles and membranes absorb rainwater. This not only relieves the burden on the urban sewage system and prevents flooding, but also turns rain into a usable resource to reduce drinking water and energy consumption. On hot days, the textile façade is moistened with water and thus cools the buildings and the urban space sustainably through evaporation - without air conditioning. Due to their low weight, the façade elements can be retrofitted “with ease” to all new and existing buildings. Another advantage is that the façade element can be provided in different colors, with lettering and image printing.

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