Hansgrohe unveils water-saving solutions
Abu Dhabi, January 15, 2013
Hansgrohe, a leading manufacturer of bathroom fittings and showerheads, is demonstrating how consumers and developers can easily save water and protect the climate with its new EcoSmart technology at a key energy event in Abu Dhabi.
The pioneering technology is being showcased at the life-size Eco Home which opened today (January 15) at the World Future Energy Summit 2013, the world’s foremost annual event, dedicated to advancing future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies, in Abu Dhabi.
The interactive Eco Home is designed to showcase simple ways that consumers and developers can create a sustainable home.
Hansgrohe’s technology is featured among a number of innovative eco-friendly solutions from companies around the world that are at the forefront of sustainable technology and comply with Estidama – the sustainable building and construction standards authority in Abu Dhabi.
The company said its mixers and showerheads fitted with the EcoSmart technology consume up to 60 per cent less water than conventional products without any loss of comfort.
Lower hot water consumption also means a reduced energy requirement, resulting in lower CO2 emissions and lower costs. Its mixers go beyond the minimum requirements set by Estidama to deliver 5 l/min, instead of the minimum 6 l/m.
This is an essential technology for the Middle East and in particular the UAE, which is one of the top three countries with the largest per capita ecological footprints in the world, along with Qatar and Kuwait, said a statement from Hansgrohe.
And 72 per cent of the nation’s water use comes from groundwater, which is being extracted at 23 times its recharge rate. Experts fear those reserves will be depleted in just 20 years, especially with a rapidly growing population, it added.
Dirk Schilmoeller, the sales director Middle East for Hansgrohe, said: "We are now definitely witnessing a genuine drive of new development projects in pursuing increasingly higher levels of sustainability. Water is a precious resource and, as a manufacturer of mixers and showers, it is our passion to seek ground-breaking innovative solutions that improve the use of water."
"We are delighted to be part of this integral event that showcases how consumers and the commercial sector can make the most of the water and future proof the home with an ecological approach to showering and hand washing," he remarked.
This is an essential technology for the Middle East and in particular the UAE, which is one of the top three countries with the largest per capita ecological footprints in the world, along with Qatar and Kuwait.
And 72 per cent of the nation’s water use comes from groundwater, which is being extracted at 23 times its recharge rate. Experts fear those reserves will be depleted in just 20 years, especially with a rapidly growing population.-TradeArabia News Service
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