What is initia?

Stress is the root cause of numerous health issues. Our brain perceives it as a threat. A city life is breeding ground for negative traits viz. anxiety, annoyance, loneliness, insecurity and stress. Researchers have evidence that exposure to nature, however brief, can help to immunize our brains against the effects of urban stress and can also improve cognitive function. 

A city should have at least 15% forest cover in order to provide a healthy and sustainable life to its residents. In India, land is a scarce and expensive, making it difficult to achieve in the near future. As a result, the rising levels of pollution in the air and water have become an issue of concern. Our sense of belonging to nature hasn't diminished, but it has been suffocated as we get caught in the cycle of development at the expense of nature rather than development sustainable with nature.

The slow whooshing and rumbling sound of water calms our brain, soothes our nerves and helps us to achieve a peaceful sleep. If this running water is in midst of lush green plants, the evolution of nature into your homes and work spaces in the form of Initia. Initia is a revolutionary way to experience the love of nature despite the constraints of city life and improve the health and well being of loved ones.

Initia is a vertical wall of green plants and water curtain. It feeds on the wastewater from the sink, washbasin, domestic RO & condensation from air conditioning units. This wastewater is treated to remove impurities and odor, and then a water curtain is generated out of it. 

  • Indoor air is passed through this water curtain thus reducing the composition of harmful PM2.5 in the air you breathe. 
  • Green plants absorbs nutrients such as nitrates and potash present in the water and flourish while breaking down VOC's, absorbing CO and generating oxygen.
  • The byproduct is treated water, which can be utilized again for non potable application such as evaporation cooling, flushing or cleaning. 
  • Alternatively, we can grow tomatoes and thus grow food as well as breathe fresher air. 
  • All of this is done while incurring the cost of ₹10 per day on electricity consumption.
  • It provides a source of negative ions, which increase the body’s supply of serotonin thus alleviating stress, depression and fatigue on reaching the bloodstream.
  • The soothing sound suppresses irritating noises such as traffic or keyboard, and creates positive vibes and energy field in your living space by connecting you to the nature right in the middle of your living or work space. 
  • A plethora of options are available in multiple colors, metallic and wooden finish, and separate units that can be hanged on any wall and become an inherent part of the wall to create ambiance of harmony.

 

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Why do you need initia in a building?

 Living in a technology dependent and metropolitan environment has made stress one of the key health concerns in today’s world. Soothing sound of running water calms your brain and nerves to help solve sleeping disorders. It creates an ambiance of harmony and connects you to the nature. If you are art enthusiast, Initia is a unique way to incorporate your passion with living art for your walls. Initia helps to reduce stress, enhance indoor air quality, improve mental health, reduce employee sick days and demonstrate your commitment to sustainability in an artistic and easy to maintain solution.

How Sanicon does it?

Sanicon Sustainability Solutions provides vertical green walls and water curtains. It has been designed so that it does not need any fresh water. It runs on waste water that is generated from kitchen sinks, wash basins, air conditioners, and domestic water purifiers or ROs. It is available in multiple colours and, metallic and wooden finish. Initia designs can be hanged on a wall or incorporated such that they become an inherent part of the wall and your lifestyle. For more detail, please fill the above inquiry form.

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FAQ's

What space is required?
The dimension of the initia is 8 feet height , 2 feet width & 10 inches depth.
What kind of plants are suitable for this in the Indian climate?
Aloe Vera, devil's ivy (money plants) & spider plants are preferred one for initia.
What about sunlight for plants?
The plants chosen are indoor plants flourishes in indirect sunlight.
Any problem with mosquitoes or other insects due to water?
They for sure are an issue if the water is stale and stagnant, however in initia as it's a running water so no need to worry.
Can it be done only in new buildings or does it require a separate plumbing?
As it runs on a wastewater , so It needs a rejected water source to be piped to initia. There are variants available which can be simply hung on the wall without any water sources. In that case manual filling of water is required.
Colour, Texture and Medium options available?
It is available in various colour options , finishes such as metallic or wooden.
Does it require electricity to run? If yes, how much will it cost monthly/annually?
The electricity consumption may be around ₹250 in a conventional home.
Vaastu Shastra, Feng shui, Yoga, Positive aura significance on lifestyle and energy?
Refer to the salient features of The initia. Also running water and plants are always a source of positive energy as well as removes the negative energy by attracting it to the negative ions release while water curtain falls down. Flowing water also symbolises wealth.
Options for small area or homes?
As it could be simply hung on the wall, so the requirement of the space is extremely frugal.
Maintenance and soil requirements?
The system requires cleaning once in three months and there is no requirement of the soil to grow plants.

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