Two Shades of the First

Two Shades of the First

06 July 2017 4710

On July 1, 2017, visitors to EcoFest held near Maryina Gorka, in addition to inspiring demonstration of rolling stock of transport of the future and long-awaited communication with like-minded people, could enjoy the flavor of flowering gardens not only at SkyWay EcoTechnoPark site, but also on the roofs of anchor supports and the guesthouse.

Almost at the same time, one of the Belarusian online resources has released a news saying that just recently the first “green” roof in Belarus had appeared on the roof of the grammar school in Maryina Gorka in the framework of the project from UNDP and the Ministry of Natural Resources.

Like in the old anecdote, the most interesting thing is that it has really appeared in this town, however, not just recently, but in the past year. Moreover, not on the roof of the grammar school, but in SkyWay EcoTechnoPark. As we reported in October 2015, a joint initiative from SkyWay Technologies Co. and the regional public Association “Pukhavichy krai” called “Greening of roofs” (a proposal for which was written by Anatoly Yunitskiy’s Deputy for bio - and agrotechnologies, former Deputy Minister of agriculture and food of the Republic of Belarus, Candidate of Sciences Vasily Pavlovskiy) received a grant from the United Nations Development Program.

SkyWay technology was initially developed by Anatoly Yunitskiy with the aim to raise the quality of man’s life by environmental improvement. Our General designer started to pay special attention to this aspect of string transport 15-20 years ago, when due to the shortage of urban land and challenging ecological situation in the cities there appeared an acute problem of using roofs of buildings, underground and semi-underground garages, overpasses and other manmade structures for the creation of architectural and landscape objects with the use of green spaces and beautification features. In recent years, the expansion of areas for green spaces goes on slower than the growth of urban population. As a result, the provision of public green spaces for urban residents is markedly reduced. According to SkyWay creator’s intention, green roofs should ensure improvement of living standards and man’s health, to make the surrounding hostile urban environment comfortable and close to natural conditions.

Cooperation with the UN

Unfortunately, further cooperation between UNDP and our Company on this project did not come round due to a number of objective reasons, primarily because of extremely strict regulations on the list of organizations, with which we could and should work. In the end, Skyway Technologies Co., having won the grant, subsequently abandoned it and has completed the work in this direction at its own expense. In September last year, we greened the roof of the SkyWay transport and logistics hub combined with the first anchor support, in May this year ― the roof of the guesthouse. Greening of the second anchor support is also completed. Since it happened considerably sooner, in greater volume and, as we assume, for less cost than the UN grant successor, which handled the work, we believe that our decision was correct.

According to the information available with us, the project for greening the roof of the greenhouse at Maryina Gorka grammar school provided for the creation of a green roof with the area of about 100 m2 (the project was funded by the UNDP grant, the ceremonial opening took place on June 27, 2017). At the same time, in 2016-2017 SkyWay Technologies Co. completed a total of 3 projects on greening roofs of residential and industrial buildings with a total area of 236 m2. Besides using the already existing experience, we have a positive result of our own work. In cooperation with the research institutions of the Belarusian National Academy of Sciences, the Company has developed a special composition of soil for roof greening, obtained Technical Specifications and conducted registration of the soil composition in the State Committee for Standardization of the Republic of Belarus (Certificate attached below). This means that we have the right to sell this special soil on the territory of our country.

We have mastered several types of activities in this direction. In addition to greening roofs of residential buildings, Anatoly Yunitskiy has developed the technology for using a soil layer of a few meters thickness at anchor supports instead of concrete to significantly reduce the cost of their construction. Thus, several goals were achieved at the same time. Moreover, our rooftop garden has already wintered proving its viability and the plants even produce fruits in it! Apples are unusually delicious there, and a high official from the UAE, who has recently visited SkyWay EcoTechnoPark, tasted strawberries there and called them the most delicious out of those he had ever eaten in his life. It is also worthy to mention the fact that our scientists have managed to build a reserve of nutrients for plants in the gardens on the roof for a whole century!

Thus, SkyWay Technologies Co. was the first to implement absolutely independently the project of greening roofs in a much shorter time and much more efficiently than all competitors were able, being the exclusive owner of a truly unique technology.

What do we feel reading such news?

However, this is not important. It does not matter who was the first. The fact of germination of “green” ideas’ sprouts in people’s minds is much more important. It is a recognition! The thing that was previously unthinkable, or at least strange, gradually comes into our lives, making it better! It means that, despite all the “inaccuracies” of such publications, we feel a deep satisfaction reading them!

Mikhail Kirichenko
Open form

Consent Request Form

This form asks for your consent to allow us to use your personal data for the reasons stated below. You should only sign it if you want to give us your consent.


Who are we?

The name of the organisation asking you for consent to use your information is:

Global Transport Investments
Trident Chambers, P.O. Box 146, Road Town
Tortola
British Virgin Islands

We would like to use the following information about you:

Why would we like to use your information?

Global Transport Investments would like to send this information to company registry, inform you about its news, for refund purposes.


What will we do with your information?

We store your name, address, ID Data, date of birth into company registry. We will share your e-mail & phone number with IT Service (https://digitalcontact.com/), SMS Center (http://smsc.ru). They will add your details to their mailing list and, when it is news update, they will send you an email or sms with details. We store your credit card number for possible refunds.


How to withdraw your consent

You can withdraw the consent you are giving on this form at any time. You can do this by writing to us at the above address, emailing us at the address: info@rsw-systems.com or by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of emails you receive.

Privacy Notice – Newsletter Signup

This privacy notice tells you about the information we collect from you when you sign up to receive our regular newsletter via our website. In collecting this information, we are acting as a data controller and, by law, we are required to provide you with information about us, about why and how we use your data, and about the rights you have over your data.


Who are we?

We are Global Transport Investments. Our address is Trident Chambers, P.O. Box 146, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands. You can contact us by post at the above address, by email at info@rsw-systems.com.

We are not required to have a data protection officer, so any enquiries about our use of your personal data should be addressed to the contact details above.

What personal data do we collect?

When you subscribe to our newsletter, we ask you for your name and your email address.

Why do we collect this information?

We will use your information to send you our newsletter, which contains information about our products.

We ask for your consent to do this, and we will only send you our newsletter for as long as you continue to consent.


What do we do with your information?

Your information is stored in our database and is shared with with IT Service (https://digitalcontact.com/), SMS Center (http://smsc.ru). It is not sent outside of the Euro. We will not use the information to make any automated decisions that might affect you.


How long do we keep your information for?

Your information is kept for as long as you continue to consent to receive our newsletter.


Your rights over your information

By law, you can ask us what information we hold about you, and you can ask us to correct it if it is inaccurate.
You can also ask for it to be erased and you can ask for us to give you a copy of the information.

You can also ask us to stop using your information – the simplest way to do this is to withdraw your consent, which you can do at any time, either by clicking the unsubscribe link at the end of any newsletter, or by emailing, writing us using the contact details above.


Your right to complain

If you have a complaint about our use of your information, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.