Southern Energy Solutions is happy to announce that Collaborative Strategies has selected us to be the distributing arm for the most sustainable faucet and most advanced waterless toilet within the property management and real estate industry. We are an authorized distributor of the Swiss Eco line of products that contribute to sustainable building management solutions. This line of products are game changers in our industry. This addition reflects our continual commitment to bring sustainable solutions to the property management and real estate industry. Please read on to learn more about the products and the impact they have on your bottom line.
Sustainability and environmental management are key items and topics within the property management sector. For companies that have common area sections with their asset, efficiency is a must. Having an IREM Green Globe or LEED certified building has become a top priority among investors and owners. To quote USGBC.org, these certified buildings are resource efficient. They use less water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As an added bonus, they save money.
An IREM Green Globe or LEED certified building covers many types of properties. Commercial properties appear the most on our radar when it comes to becoming Green Globe or LEED certified. However there are numerous other sectors that have common area sections in their asset. Institutions such as universities, public & private schools, and student housing all have common areas and therefore are investing into sustainable solutions.
The focus of this article is to introduce you to the Swiss Eco Line of sustainable and environmentally friendly products. Southern Energy Solutions is now a distributor of the products you see itemized below. Let’s dive into some of their features.
Swiss Eco Line – Swiss Company Focuses on Sustainability
Swiss Eco Line has set itself the goal of becoming a pioneer in environmental management. With the Swiss Eco Line, the company develops sustainable energy and water efficient bathroom and wellness products, thus contributing to a prudent use of the resources of water and energy. Here’s a summary of some of their products:
Swiss Eco Tap – The World’s Most Sustainable Faucet
The most environment friendly Swiss Eco Tap, the aqua saver reduces the water consumption by incredible 90 percent. The water-jet produces an optimal sensation of cleanliness when washing hands and leaves a pleasant feeling on the skin.
- 90% less water consumption
- 100% energy saving due to cold water
- 0% energy consumption costs
- No costs for warm water preparation
- No unpleasant feeling of coldness on the skin due to a special spray technology
- Quick cleaning power
- Swiss technology
- 2014 SBID International Design Awards Winner, 2014 GCCA Later Stage Award Nomination
Swiss Eco Foam – Manual /Electronic
With the economical soap foam dispenser Swiss Eco Foam 50% less soap and 30% less water
is used. With only 0.52 quarts of Swiss Eco Foam, 1250 washing procedures are possible. In addition, Swiss Eco Foam is 100% biodegradable.
Where to use these products:
- Public areas
- Train stations / airports
- Schools / universities
- Nursery schools
- Common Areas
- Training Facilities
- Commercial Building Restrooms
- Fast food restaurants
- Private households
- Trains / coaches / aircraft
- Ships / boats
- Mobile homes
- Cable car stations
- Restaurants / hotels
- Gentle washing in the kitchen
NEST – House of the Future, Dubendorf / CH
For the modular research and innovation building NEST, ETH Zurich in cooperation with Swiss Eco Line developed a sustainable and innovative washbasin solution. The “Green Tech Washing Module” is supported by Climate-KIC, Empa, Eawag and ETH Zurich. In addition to the economical soap foam dispenser (Swiss Eco Foam) and the environmentally friendly valve (Swiss Eco Tap) the Swiss Eco Sink, made of biodegradable material is manufactured.
Development “Green Tech Washing module”, Swiss Eco Sink, for the research and innovation platform NEST which will be built on the campus of Empa and Eawag. The project will be realized in collaboration with ETH Zurich and Swiss Eco Line and financed by Climate-KIC.
URIMAT – Another Swiss Company
URIMAT is a leading manufacturer of environmentally friendly products in the sanitary ware industry. In a place where others are passive, URIMAT is actively setting new trends and standards on a daily basis. The waterless urinals made by the Swiss manufacturer URIMAT
are enjoying worldwide acceptance and simultaneously bringing hygiene and ecological protection to thousands of washrooms around the globe. As they discover the innovative technology and the high value retention of our products, new customers are placing their confidence in our solution every day, thereby actively helping to save millions of liters of clean drinking water. In regions where this valuable resource is in short supply, such arguments are
becoming ever more crucial in an era of climate change.
- Annual savings of at least 100,000 litres (26,417 gallons) of water per urinal per year
- No Water consumption
- Unique odor trap technology with integrated cleaning system
- No urine scale build-up
- No chemicals
- CO2 reduction (at least 175g per m3 water) – Less waste going to a sewage facility means less CO2 being used for treatment.
- No flushing systems necessary
- CO2-neutral manufacturing
- Worldwide patented system and design
- Microbiological cleaning system
- Unique income generating options such as LCD video display for passive advertising and other information. WIFI and USB enabled
The quote from USGBC resonates well for our industry. We all can individually and as companies take the lead in implementing sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions. They make for a better quality of life and work environment for our customers. We no longer have to be hindered by high costs since it is now much more profitable to initiate green solutions versus traditional building methods.
The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) has a program called IREM Certified Sustainable Properties. This certification is awarded to high performing efficient properties. You can find out more information on their website.
For more information on how Southern Energy Solutions can help you implement products such as the Swiss Eco Line or any other items, feel free to contact us today.
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