You’ve just had a tough workout, and all you want is a refreshing shower. The last thing you want to see is a messy restroom, right?
Planet Fitness knows how you feel. Planet Fitness pledges to make each one of its facilities a Judgement Free Zone™—a workout environment where everyone feels both accepted and respected. That means ensuring its facilities are both clean and welcoming.
At the Planet Fitness in Palmdale, California, management noticed excess water splattered on the countertops and floors—not the experience they wanted for their post-workout members.
They found their solution in Sloan’s AER-DEC® Integrated Sink System.
Touchless and splash-free handwashing
The excess water on the countertops and floors, it turns out, was a result of the distance between the restroom sinks and the hand dryers. When members had to walk several feet with wet, dripping hands, they couldn’t help getting water on the deck and the floor.
The AER-DEC system solves that problem by making the distance between sink and hand dryer zero. AER-DEC combines a faucet, soap dispenser and hand dryer in one sink basin, all within arm’s reach, in one comprehensive design. Water stays inside the basin instead of splashing across the countertop and onto the floor.
The beauty of the AER-DEC, however, is more than functional. The sleek lines of the sink basin and enclosure and the matching shapes of the faucet, soap dispenser and hand dryer match the clean, contemporary restroom design Planet Fitness members appreciate.
Finally, each component of the AER-DEC system is sensor-activated and touch-free, so Planet Fitness members get the most hygienic experience possible.
Water savings for a desert community
Palmdale—which refers to itself as the “aerospace capital of the United States”—is on the other side of the San Gabriel Mountains from Los Angeles, in the Mojave Desert that extends eastward to include Las Vegas.
Yes, one of the top 25 fastest growing cities in the United States is actually in a desert. Like the rest of California, Palmdale occasionally experiences water shortages and drought conditions, so water conservation and sustainability are top priorities for any commercial restroom design.
That’s why the Palmdale Planet Fitness also specified:
- Sloan SU-7009 urinals with Royal 186 ESS flushometers, which use just 0.125 gallons per flush
- Sloan ST-2459 wall-hung toilets with Royal 111 ESS flushometers, which use just 1.28 gallons per flush
These fixtures do more than simply comply with WaterSense requirements. They save enormous amounts of water in an area where conservation is paramount.
The Palmdale Planet Fitness welcomes 2,500 daily guests. If each of them flushes once per visit, and each Sloan flushometer saves one half-gallon per flush, that’s 1,250 gallons saved every day—enough for three average families.
By combining these water savings with the splash-free elegance of the AER-DEC Sink System, the Palmdale Planet Fitness demonstrates that commercial restroom fixtures can be a major component of a superior guest experience.
Want to know more about Sloan innovations that save building owners billions of gallons of water every year? Talk to Sloan!
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