Functionality with sustainability: Hansgrohe’s contactless faucets conserve water and energy
Hangrohe’s commitment to sustainability is not a recent endeavour, but stretches back decades to 1987 with the introduction of the water saving Mistral Eco handheld shower. Demonstrating that sustainability was not just limited to the design and manufacture of innovative products, this widely acclaimed invention was followed by the construction of what was then the largest roof-integrated solar power plant in Europe on the Hansgrohe factory building in Offenburg, Germany in 1992. A few years later in 2005, Hansgrohe was the first manufacturer in the German sanitary industry to publish its own sustainability report.
There followed a wealth of progressive innovations from the premium sanitaryware specialist, including the water- and energy-saving EcoSmart technology (2007), the energy-saving CoolStart technology (2012), and the water-saving spray type PowderRain in 2019.
Hansgrohe’s commitment is strengthened further with “ECO 2030”, a major lighthouse project of its strategic Green Products initiative, a directive to ensure that by 2030 all waterbearing products will be available exclusively with water-saving technologies.
Creating awareness amongst consumers of sustainability in the bathroom continues to remain a priority for the company. Accordingly, Hansgrohe gives consumers the opportunity to easily find out how they can make their bathroom greener with a CO2 analysis of their bathroom or a water and energy savings calculator.
From Hangrohe’s premium brand, hansgrohe, contactless technology remains a key component of the drive to remain both environmentally conscious and conscientious. An added benefit is that contactless operation can reduce the spread of viruses and bacteria on surfaces and supports applicable hygiene regulations.
Modern Design Language of Vernis Blend
With Vernis Blend, hansgrohe presents a new electronic faucet in a modern design language with long-lasting product quality and efficient water use. Additionally, Talis E is a self-closing faucet that impresses in terms of design, sustainability and robustness. Thanks to its automatic stop of the water flow, there is no need to touch the surface after washing hands. Both faucet lines feature a high level of safety and thus, secure water access. Even with high usage frequencies in public spaces, the water management of the new generation of self-closing and electronic faucets from hansgrohe is particularly efficient and sustainable thanks to a reduced flow rate and automatic limit switching. The jet duration and temperature can each be individually adjusted to the requirements of the room.
Integrated sensor technology applied to hansgrohe’s Vernis Blend electronic faucet guarantees touch-free and convenient operation. With the integrated dirt filter and the built-in backflow protection, the electronic faucet is a safe option with low failure frequency. Thanks to the high-quality metal surface and the design with reduced and smooth edges, Vernis Blend fits harmoniously into private washrooms such as the guest WC. Thanks to flexible settings for water jet and the temperature, as well as the option of installation in battery or mains operation. The automated faucet features the thermal disinfection function, which demonstrably destroys impurities such as viruses or bacteria in the pipes through temperatures of up to 70°C. This also makes the faucet suitable for use as a source of drinking water.
Talis E – High Quality, Low Maintenance
The new Talis E self-closing faucet finds the best compromise between hygienic standards and energy efficiency at every location thanks to its fast and infinitely variable adjustment of the self-closing time (3 – 20 seconds). The faucet solution with automatic water stoppage is ideal for installation in highly frequented washing areas with increased water demand thanks to its high-quality workmanship and reliable product quality, as well as low maintenance frequency. Service costs and disruptive factors in operation and water supply are thus minimized. The self-closing faucet is available as a free-standing valve with cold water or with temperature control that can be individually adjusted by a handle. The product line also features the option of thermal cleaning, which can be easily activated by a separate magnetic tool.