“We are excited to bring our innovative approach to water and energy solutions to the Google Fiber community,” said Ben Schram, CEO of Pure Water.
“Our team of engineers has over 20 years of experience developing solutions to water-related problems.
We believe that building energy efficient buildings will benefit the entire community.”
Google Fiber, Google’s $1.8 billion fiber-optic network that connects homes, businesses and universities to the internet, is the latest to acquire a startup focused on building water and power efficiency.
In December, Google announced it was investing $1 billion in Linis, a startup that builds water-smart homes and water-efficiency water systems.
In the same month, Google also announced it had acquired the company WaterSense for $5.2 billion.
The deal will help Google build its WaterSense platform to help customers build water-friendly homes, including water filtration systems, smart watering systems and a water-resistant exterior coatings.
“We have had great success building water efficiency homes,” Schram said.
“But it’s a slow process.
There are so many different things you need to do to get it to a point where you are actually getting the water you need.”
Schram noted that the technology can be used to improve the efficiency of any kind of building, but it is especially helpful in building homes that do not require much water.
“We see a lot of energy use in the building of new homes,” he said.
Schram added that water efficiency systems are not just for building, as it can also help improve the health of people.
“When you look at people’s health, they are the first to say, ‘I want to be healthier,’ so it makes sense that we need to address water use in our buildings,” he added.
Linis has more than 10,000 users and has raised $1 million from investors including Google, Facebook and Tesla.