A team of UGM Vocational College students has developed Edgytech Flathouse, an integrated solution that maximizes various potentials within flat buildings, including energy, waste management, water supply, air quality, and management.
Edgytech Flathouse utilizes various devices optimized through the EdgyApp application to address real problems in Indonesia and support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.
Indonesia is facing a waste crisis, with many landfills overflowing. Waste management alone has led the government to close several Waste Disposal Sites in various regions, including Piyungan in Yogyakarta.
“It seems that waste issues have become a serious problem that the Yogyakarta community must face,” team member Nickholast Aditya Pratama said at the UGM campus on Monday (October 9).
Pratama (Civil Building Implementation Engineering Technology 2021) was joined by Septian Widyo Nugroho and Almira Lutffiyanda (Civil Infrastructure Management and Maintenance Engineering 2021), and Daniel Imanuel Manafe (Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology 2022), with Dr. Adhitya Yoga Purnama, as the supervising lecturer.
These students were grouped as one of the groups receiving funding from the Ministry of Education and Culture in the Student Creativity program for the Constructive Idea Videos.
Pratama added the introduction of Edgytech Flathouse also addresses issues related to the energy potential within flat buildings. According to him, the increasing land cost has prompted many Generation Z and millennials to choose flat living as an alternative.
“Difficulty owning a house, especially concerning the low regional minimum wage, makes Edgytech Flathouse a solution,” Pratama explained.
With Edgytech Flathouse, energy potentials previously wasted can become a significant alternative energy source to meet the energy needs of flat residents.
It consists of tools for optimizing energy potential, such as Edgybright, which uses electrical energy for lighting and as a backup source during power outages, and piezoelectric smart stairs that generate energy when stepped on.
Edgywater is a rainwater management system that converts rainwater into drinking water, clean water, and electrical energy through an integrated micro-hydro power generator with the EdgyApp application.
Edgywaste is also part of it, serving as a waste management system based on ultrasonic sensors and thermoelectric technology that generates new renewable energy.
Edgysafe uses a ventilator turbine to control air quality by filtering CO2 in smoking areas using MQ2 and MQ7 sensors.
“The electrical energy generated is stored in batteries for automated lighting,” he explained.
Additionally, EdgySmart is connected with the national library, and Edgyreport provides warnings about abnormal information, while Edgypartner offers a unique marketplace for residents.
“Edgytech Flathouse is an innovation that can address real problems in Indonesia, utilize energy potential within flat buildings, and support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals in Indonesia,” he concluded.
Author: Agung Nugroho