Bestnet Announces Close Cooperation with Leading Aid & Relief Agencies to Test Lifeshelter® in Extreme Weather Conditions
Company collaborates with Danish Relief Council, Engineers Without Borders and leading experts at Copenhagen University to evaluate rapid rehousing solution for emergency situations
KOLDING, Denmark, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bestnet A/S announced today that they are cooperating with the Danish Relief Council, Engineers Without Borders and leading experts at Copenhagen University, among others, to test the new Bestnet product, Lifeshelter®. Lifeshelter® is a rehousing solution that will eliminate the use of tent-houses that often ends up as waste. The solution is based on an innovative patent-pending concept that is ideal for rapid temporary rehousing in emergency situations, as well as being repurposed for permanent housing.
Lifeshelter® is a durable, modular, cost-effective and reusable rehousing solution that meets a wide variety of shelter needs. Utilizing advanced technology designed by Danish firm Evergreen Shelter and their investment partner Innovation Midwest, Bestnet entered into an agreement to be the worldwide distributor of Lifeshelter®.
The concept is characterized by being based on a well-insulated curved construction unit. The patent-pending concept is simple and suitable for a wide range of purposes. The self-supporting shelter is easy to erect, even without skilled labor, and does not require any special tools. Long term, the shelters can be disassembled, transported and re-utilized as the roof structure or as insulation in permanent dwellings.
"Lifeshelter® was developed for use in all temperature extremes, from -5 degrees to +50 degrees Celsius," said Trine Angeline Sig, Managing Director of Bestnet. The testing now being conducted with the Danish Relief Council and Engineers Without Borders will investigate the successful use of 40 Lifeshelters at these temperature extremes. Leading experts from Copenhagen University will perform monitoring and evaluation studies to measure the positive influence that providing such sturdy shelters has on the livelihoods and social behaviors of Lifeshelter® recipients.
Bestnet's philosophy is … a network of life… and it is evident in their ever-expanding product line designed specifically to provide affordable and well-designed solutions that improve the lives of others. Lifeshelter® is the latest addition to Bestnet's product line.
About Bestnet A/S
Bestnet is an established leader in the market for relief as a manufacturer and supplier of Netprotect® and DuraNet® long-lasting insecticide incorporated mosquito nets (LLIN) utilized in the control of malaria and other vector-borne diseases. Bestnet supports the many ministries of health and relief organizations worldwide working to improve the lives of others.
Bestnet also offers Sunlife® Solar Solutions, an affordable and rugged line of modular solar products that deliver sustainable light and communications, especially in third world countries and in disaster relief situations.
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