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09/13/2010

5 Fast Facts about Waterless Urinals

Don’t flush their potential down the toilet yet

 
5 Fast Facts about Waterless Urinals

Ever since waterless urinals were introduced in the 1980s, much debate has followed about their performance. Klaus Reichardt, founder of Waterless Co, highlights several potentials you should consider: 

1.    Cleanliness: Urine is sterile. Bacteria develop when urine is mixed with water. Waterless urinals not only eliminate flushing, but also water splashing onto floors or walls.

2.    Odor: Waterless urinals use gravity to draw urine toward the drain and through a trap. The trap contains a liquid that allows urine to pass through while forming a seal against odors, like water passing through oil.

3.    Maintenance: Traditional flush urinals often run into maintenance woes. Valves, for example, get jammed and either won’t move or will continuously flush. Waterless urinals have no flush values, sensors, or moving parts.

4.    Water Savings: A traditional urinal uses anywhere from 1 to 3 gallons per flush, consuming up to 40,000 gallons annually. Depending on your area, the cost for every 1,000 gallons of water could be as low as $7 to as high as $25. Just one waterless urinal could put $280 back in your pocket.

5.    Unit Expense: Waterless urinals cost $250-$500 a unit. Based on your water savings alone, your return on investment is less than two years. They can also help earn LEED credits and serve as a marketing tool.

Waterless urinals are a practical solution for facilities in drought-prone areas or with a high number of restrooms, recommends Reichardt. Encouraging users and updating maintenance training will ensure waterless urinals are a success in your building.

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
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Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

 


 
09/17/2014

A new technology developed at Rice University effectively deices glass surfaces while remaining transparent for radio frequency transmission.

09/16/2014

The USGBC and American Chemistry Council have put aside their differences to work together on new improvements to the LEED certification system. 

09/15/2014

Researchers have developed a new process to help cloud computing systems use less energy while continuing to provide high levels of data services.

09/12/2014

Researchers have found the main factors that influence the amount and type of building damage caused by various types of salts. 

09/11/2014

A new study has demonstrated that proactive ergonomic training can decrease worker discomfort and increase productivity. 

09/10/2014

The University of Utah has upgraded its historic Dumke Health Professions Education building to save an impressive 40% on energy costs.

09/09/2014

Hoping to build on LEED's success, PEER evaulates the performance and modernization of electric grids. 

09/08/2014

The USGBC has developed a new tool to help streamline the LEED certification process. 

09/05/2014

Researchers have developed a fluorescent lamp that emits Wi-Fi signals to allow connectivity throughout buildings.

09/04/2014

Tests show effective measures for reducing earthquake damage to computer servers. 

09/03/2014

Health costs drop by half as a result of environmental regulations.

09/02/2014

A new study challenges the idea that sparse workplaces produce happier, more productive employees.

08/29/2014

New tool from FEMA helps facility managers prepare for and mitigate the effects of nonstructural earthquake damage. 

08/28/2014

Is your building's exterior prepared for consistent snowstorms?

08/27/2014

Researchers have developed wearable, customizable technology to handle access control at busy hotels. 

08/26/2014

A new study shows that hotels which are LEED certified bring in more revenue than their non-certified competitors. 

08/25/2014

Policies designed to reduce carbon emissions have the added benefit of increasing air quality, which could pay for the reduction policies themselves. 

08/22/2014

Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a luminescent solar concentrator that is as transparent as glass. 

08/21/2014

The Department of Energy has released two reports which indicate wind turbine installations and efficiency is growing while prices drop. 

08/20/2014

The NHL has partnered with the NRDC to release their first sustainability report. 

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