The sustainability of our products and business is an important issue for us. For that reason, we pay attention regarding sustainability during the entire development process. Every day, we are seeking new ways of implementing sustainability in our products which we do by collaborating with other companies and attending congresses such as 'SMART City New York 2018'. Currently, we are achieving sustainable products in numerous ways.
Our Industrial Flexible Demountable (IFD) building approach allows us to renew or replace all parts of the unit. Using this building approach will increase the long-term performance of the toilets. For example, we can easily change different parts of the interior and exterior when something is damaged caused by vandalism or when more budget is freed up to upgrade the unit. We can replace without any difficulty both the outside as the inner walls or other (damaged) parts of the unit. Besides that, this building approach allows us to be flexible in design and layout which results in an easily adaptable building. Moreover, all components are easily recyclable, so it fits into a circular economy.
The dosing pumps accurately provide soap in order to prevent spilling.
Less water consumption
The units are cleaned under high pressure, and are designed in order to minimize water usage.
The water used to clean the toilet and the floor is reused. After an X number of cycles the water is reused.
Preventing paper wastage
Toilet paper is delivered in sheets instead of rolls, which eliminates unnecessary unwinding of long pieces of paper (by vandalism).
The toilet unit is resistant to temperature fluctuations. The walls and the roof are well insulated. The technical area has a radiator to prevent freezing.
Water dosed with a biodegradable detergent based on enzymes means it is created with organic materials which makes it sustainable.
Buttons for single and multiple operations are ergonomically positioned in order to minimize effort and maximise efficiency.
For visually impaired people
We make the toilet units as recognizable as possible on the outside. Inside, the parts are sufficiently contrasted with the rear wall to also be detectable for less well-sighted.
For wheelchair users
Multiple brackets, accessibility under the sink, a long mirror and minimum height differences provide an ergonomic toilet visit for wheelchair users.
Proximity sensors control the functions of opening the door, flushing the toilet and washing of hands. Because these sensors do not need to be touched, this results in cleaner surfaces and cleaner hands.
Dry hands in 10 seconds
We use powerful hand dryers to ensure that the hands are completely dry in 10 seconds. Hands do not need to be rubbed, of which provides hygiene benefits.
Automatic door opening
Our units can be equipped with normal and sliding door that can be automatically opened, so that people can effortlessly enter the toilet.
SMART City Concept
Our monitoring system allows remote control and analysis which fits into a SMART City concept. This provides a variety of advantages: the system allows for example insights into different aspects such as the time and the frequency the toilet has been used. This enables, for example, tactical planning of cleaning services, the functioning of the location and more. Moreover, the system will report malfunctions which allow us to send technical support as quickly as possible to resolve the problem.
SMART Cities New York 2018
A congress devoted to SMART Cities is Smart City, New York. In 2018 we attended the Congress together with several other companies and the mayor of Rotterdam: Ahmed Aboutaleb. During this Congress, we have discussed the newest technologies regarding circular and sustainable building in a Smart City concept.
Coen van Houwelingen together with Ahmed Aboutaleb
Coen van Houwelingen having a conversation with Louis Herrera and Doug Stoner