A Guide to the Specification of Urinals & Toilets
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Specification and Installation of Water Management Systems
The correct specification and installation of water management systems impacts the efficiency of the building, occupant comfort and the lifecycle of the solution. Selecting efficient and sustainable products is important to achieving a UK net zero carbon emission target and to the preservation of natural resources, including water.
The importance of sustainability is increasingly impacting the choice of urinal and toilet water management systems for specifiers, designers, and end-users alike.
This CPD, brought to you by Fluidmaster, aims to broaden your understanding of the impact that correct specification, and the choice of more efficient water management systems, can have on your next project and covers:
- Sustainable water management
- Understanding current legislation, standards, and guidelines
- Public health and regulations
- Project specific considerations
- As well as the operation and specification of urinals and toilets
Water conversation toward UK net zero targets
As well as the obvious areas of gas and electricity efficiency improvements, it is often overlooked that water conservation, in all its forms, can create a significant reduction in use of power both within the home and via the mechanisms used throughout the supply process.
Water consumption per capita has risen exponentially in modern times, with UK residents now using over 142 litres of water per day each, according to findings from the Energy Saving Trust.
Toilets are the second biggest water user in the home - second only to showers.
Approximately 30% of the total water used in a home is used to flush the toilet. This is the same high-quality drinking water which we use throughout the rest of the home.
Whilst these increases in water consumption are putting a strain on our water resources and our purses, there are small changes that can be made by developers, specifiers, facilities management companies, manufacturers and by homeowners themselves to considerably reduce water use with minimal effort.