8 Janitorial & Restrooms Money-Saving Products 2019

03/26/2019 | By BUILDINGS Editorial Staff

Waste management, water savings, washrooms, restrooms, janitorial solutions—whatever category it falls into, these products can help get your monthly spending in check. See these 8 janitorial and restroom money-saving product winners.

BUILDINGS Money-Saving Product Winners - Janitorial and Restrooms

Janitorial/Waste Management

P-200 Vertical Compactor

Harmony/Bay Area Trash Compactor

P-200 Vertical CompactorThese solar powered trash compactors manage waste while reducing a company’s carbon footprint. Trash is compacted up to 6:1, reducing pickups by 66-85 percent.

This translates to a hauling cost savings of 45-75 percent, which can represent up to $25,000 in annual savings. Businesses conserve space, reduce labor costs, improve property appearance, and minimize truck noise. ROI of two years or less.

In a case study, the P-200 Vertical Compactor from Harmony saved a whopping $5,000 a month for one company. That’s over half a million dollars over the course of nine years. 

The unit can also be powered by Harmony’s SunPak Solar Option, increasing the efficiency for an even more eco-conscious waste disposal system.

enMotion® Flex Paper Towel System

GP Pro

enMotion Flex Paper Towel SystemThe enMotion® Flex Paper Towel System delivers cost, labor and product savings by helping to reduce towel waste and consumption and helping to improve productivity.

GP PRO proprietary research shows that enMotion towel systems can reduce paper towel usage by up to 30 percent as compared to standard multifold towels.

In addition, 89 percent of customers say that the enMotion towel system has reduced paper towel waste in their facility, and 90 percent say it has reduced the frequency with which they must replenish restroom paper towels.

Winner of a 2017 ISSA Innovation Award, the enMotion® Flex Paper Towel System incorporates GP PRO’s proprietary Dual Roll Auto-Switch Technology, which consumes the smallest roll first and allows for 100 percent usage of each roll before switching to the standby roll.

This product reduces waste, consumption and labor costs, and helps improve dependability, sustainability and the restroom experience.

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The Compact® Coreless Toilet Paper System

GP Pro

The Compact® Coreless Toilet Paper System offers a number of additional features and benefits. It eliminates 95 percent of the packaging waste associated with standard bath tissue, and it is made with 100 percent recovered fiber for a greener toilet paper choice.

Compact Coreless Toilet Paper System from GP Pro

Compact Coreless Toilet Paper SystemBy eliminating 95 percent of packaging waste, Compact toilet paper reduces storage space by 63 percent. Compact coreless toilet paper is Green Seal, UL ECOLOGO® and USDA Biobased-certified and meets or exceeds EPA Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines.

The Compact® Coreless Toilet Paper System provides cost, labor and product savings by helping to reduce toilet paper waste and helping to improve productivity. Specifically, by eliminating the core, nearly 100 percent of the toilet paper is used, which eliminates stub roll waste. And with three times the two-ply capacity, maintenance calls are minimized.

Versatec Variable Speed Water Source Heat Pump

WaterFurnace International

The Versatec Variable Speed water source heat pumps are 10-15 percent more efficient than standard efficiency units operating at full load conditions but are up to 50 percent more efficient when operating at part load conditions.

Versatec Variable Speed Water Source Heat Pump from WaterFurnace InternationalThe variable capacity output of the Versatec VS units more closely matches load conditions and provides superior occupant comfort with high efficiency air filtration along with a unique Active Dehumidification mode for humidity control.

The Versatec Variable Speed water source heat pumps feature space saving, compact cabinets that benefit both new construction and retrofit applications. These units are available in horizontal and vertical model configurations and range in nominal capacity between 3 to 15 tons.

With the capability of modulating capacity between 25-100 percent, these units can provide individualized comfort with up to six zones of control using WaterFurnace’s IntelliZone2 zoning system or be integrated into variable air volume (VAV) designs.

The exclusive advanced Aurora controls ensure that key aspects of refrigeration, energy and performance monitoring are being monitored for peak performance.

VERDEdri®

World Dryer

VERDEdri from World DryerVERDEdri is an all-in-one solution. When matched up with the competition, VERDEdri uses less energy (even at high speed), delivers flexible operation, runs quieter, allows for easier maintenance and exceeds the industry standard in sanitation.

Where competitors charge for the extras, there are no added costs for standard features such as ADA compliance (no recess kid required), HEPA filter, and an extended life motor that lasts 3x longer than competing models.

Even more, it’s got staying power. VERDEdri is vandal resistant and outlasts the competition.

One ton of paper towel consumes 17 trees, three cubic yards of landfill space and 20,000 gallons of water. Compared to other hand drying methods, hand dryers produce the least amount of carbon emissions.

ZeroDrain

California Faucets

ZeroDrain for California FaucetsZeroDrain, the world’s first “pop-down” drain is a groundbreaking bath product that’s measurably easier to install and clean than standard “pop-up” bathroom sink drains.

With standard drains, cleaning requires awkwardly climbing under the sink to detach the stopper every time the drain clogs or the mechanism misaligns. When a standard drain becomes full of gunk and hair buildup, the inevitable clogs often require calls to the plumber.

ZeroDrain’s simple design renders such calls obsolete since you can clean easily clean the drain yourself. Just pull out the stopper, rinse, and reinsert it. ZeroDrain start at $109 in Polished Chrome.

ZeroDrain By contrast, the cost of a plumber can be up to $200 an hour, with the average cost of about $300 for a typical service call. This means instant savings.

ZeroDrain eliminates the need for the archaic rod-and-clip of the multi-mechanism pop-up drain, which has a myriad of finicky components that require assembly and painstaking adjustments.

It saves time since there is no fiddling with the lift rod when it inevitably sticks or becomes jammed. ZeroDrain works with a one-finger touch, just press and go.

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Paradigm Selectronic Integrated Commercial Faucet

American Standard

Paradigm Selectronic Integrated Commercial FaucetThe Paradigm Selectronic Faucet saves time and money by streamlining installation and maintenance. This touchless faucet incorporates an ASSE 1070-certified thermostatic hot water temperature limiter directly into the faucet spout, eliminating the need to specify and install a separate thermostatic mixing valve.

The faucet’s integrated design incorporates the electronics—sensor, battery, and solenoid valve—into the spout with no need for a control box below deck. Simply remove the faucet cover and all serviceable components are easily accessible with only the water connections made beneath the sink, for shorter installation and maintenance time.

There is no need to remove and reinstall protective plumbing wraps during routine maintenance.

This Paradigm Selectronic faucet is also an eco-friendly choice. In addition to being lead-free compliant, the faucets offer optimum water savings in a variety of flow rates suitable for any application. The available flow rates include the following, with their noted water savings when compared to a 2.2 gpm faucet 0.35 gpm saves 84 percent of water usage.

Highlighting new, minimalist styling, the Paradigm Selectronic faucet features angular design lines ideal for high-end commercial applications. Designed to suit a wide variety of specifications and preferences, faucet options include an above-deck mixing handle that allows each user to adjust the water temperature to their needs.

Glenwall and Yorkville VorMax Toilets

American Standard

Glenwall and Yorkville VorMax ToiletsThe wall-hung Glenwall VorMax and floor-mount Yorkville VorMax back outlet toilets bring the popular VorMax flushing platform to commercial applications for the first time. These CALGreen-compliant, high-efficiency toilets (HETs) meet all applicable drain line carry requirements and have earned WaterSense certification for providing high performance while using 20 percent less water than traditional 1.6 gpf toilets.

Eliminating the traditional tiny rim holes around the bowl that carry water during a flush, the VorMax flush delivers one powerful jet of water that scrubs the entire bowl completely clean with less noise of a pressure-assist toilet.

The new toilets offer an improved user experience through this superior flushing platform that can completely remove and flush paper seat covers while producing less noise compared to a standard pressure-assist toilet.

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