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Washroom innovation and sustainability

As vital as water is to our lives, saving it has become an equally significant priority. The following companies – all members of the CPD Providers Network – continue to work tirelessly to improve the ways in which we use and dispose of water. Many seminars are now available online. This is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Innovation in Flush Fronted Washrooms
Seminar, by Sylan
Covers the key considerations when specifying flush-fronted washrooms, including: different materials and their features and benefits; how choice of fixing systems can impact on the design of high-end, flush-fronted washrooms; budgets and value engineering; equality and accessibility; and, the importance of using tried and tested systems.

Sylan is a leading brand and manufacturer of flush-fronted washroom cubicles. With over 30 years’ experience, Sylan is available in six impressive material options and has been designed to set the heart racing. Its comprehensive product range includes WC and changing cubicles, ducting, and vanity units.

Duration: 30 minutes, plus Q&A
Specifying Sanitaryware Today
Online Learning, by The Sanitaryware Company Ltd
All you need to know to specify sanitaryware effectively, including how the way an area is used affects the sanitaryware you should specify, design considerations, relevant Building Regulations and standards, and budget considerations.

The Sanitaryware Company is a UK-based commercial bathroom sanitaryware manufacturer with a range of washroom toilets, basins, urinals, brassware and showers. With 40-years' market-leading washroom knowledge and expertise, The Sanitaryware Company’s residential and commercial sanitaryware products will meet and exceed all your building requirements in terms of compliance, durability and class-leading design.

Duration: 20 minutes
Sustainable Savings: Washroom Solutions for High-Performance Buildings
Explores the sustainability issues affecting washrooms and how the right washroom system can help conserve water, energy and materials, and reduce lifecycle costs. Includes advice on: energy, water and consumable products such as paper, soap and plastics and their impact on washroom sustainability; the operational, maintenance and lifecycle costs of washroom products; recent technological advances that improve conservation in the washroom; and, how to get the right products written securely into the specification in order to improve sustainability.

Bobrick Washroom Equipment supplies stainless steel accessories for washrooms and restrooms in three property categories: prestige, standard use and heavy traffic buildings. Washroom accessories include equipment such as toilet tissue holders, soap dispensers and dishes, towel dispensers and holders, hand dryers, sanitary napkin disposal units and clothes hooks.

Duration: 45-60 minutes, plus Q&A
Using the Internet of Things for Water Temperature Monitoring to Help Reduce the Risk of Legionella
Seminar, by Cistermiser Ltd
The HSE’s fourth edition (2013) of the Approved Code of Practice L8, with technical guidance published separately in Health and Safety Guidance 274, was compiled to help duty-holders comply with their legal obligations. Part 2 of this document specifically deals with the control of legionella bacteria in hot and cold water systems. This presentation discusses the issues surrounding this important compliance requirement and describes how the latest remote monitoring systems – using IoT technology platforms – deliver significant advantages for management of commercial buildings in the 21st century.

Cistermiser produces a range of products that control all water outlets in commercial washrooms. Several products can also be used in domestic applications. Its product portfolio includes urinal and no-touch WC flushing valves, infrared taps, spouts and showers, anti-vandal washroom controls, washroom water and energy control systems, and limescale prevention.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Workplace Hydration
Article, by Zip Water
Easily accessible drinking water is a necessity in the workplace. It’s vital to employees’ health and wellbeing, as well as their productivity. Research shows that when an employee is properly hydrated they’re able to work up to 14 percent faster, creating a far more productive workforce. This article explains the different drinking water options available and considerations such as space availability, capacity and environmental factors. Ultimately, it will help the specifier to make a more informed decision when choosing the right drinking water system for each workplace.

Zip Water creates some of the world's most advanced drinking water solutions. As a market leader, Zip operates at the technological cutting edge. With heightened awareness of workplace hygiene standards Zip offers several touch-free drinking water solutions, plus hot water solutions for a variety of applications. Zip’s high-performing high-spec product ranges have been designed with longevity in mind.

Number of pages: five pages