Sloan Stands Alongside the World Health Organization on World Health Day 2018
The sponsoring organization of the annual day of global health awareness, the WHO — like Sloan — places an emphasis on the importance of water conservation, with a priority on sanitation and hygiene. Through its water-saving, hands-free commercial restroom products, Sloan is working to elevate the restroom as part of the solution to these worldwide issues.
“At Sloan, we strive to alleviate the burden that commercial restroom fixtures place on water consumption and promote hygienic best practices for the end user,” said Patrick Boyle, director of corporate sustainability. “We’re proud to align those goals with that of the World Health Organization as we celebrate World Health Day in April.”
In addition to its efficient and hygienic products, Sloan’s recent continuing education course that ran in ARCHITECT’s October edition highlighted how infection-causing disease organisms can be spread by touching contaminated fixtures and surfaces and/or by not practicing good hygiene which is a leading cause of the approximate 1.7 million healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) that plague healthcare facilities each year.
But through specifying sensor-based faucets and flushometers, healthcare facilities use an estimated one gallon less water per activation (for faucets) while also eliminating the use of handles, traditionally a breeding ground for germs. Sloan recently examined this issue in its white paper, “Perception of Faucets Role in Healthcare Infection Control Strategy.”
Sloan features a variety of products that achieve both of those goals; from the hands-free sensor operation of the ECOS® flushometer with dual or single-flush options designed to reduce water volume by up to 30 percent, to Sloan’s innovative line of hands-free 0.35 gallons per minute (gpm) flow rate faucets that are 30 percent lower than the industry standard of 0.5 gpm.
Sloan es el principal fabricante mundial de sistemas de plomería comercial y ha estado en operación desde 1906. Con sede en Franklin Park, Illinois, la compañía está a la vanguardia del movimiento de construcción ecológica y brinda soluciones sostenibles para cuartos de baño fabricando productos eficientes en el consumo de agua como válvulas de descarga, llaves electrónicas y sistemas de despachador de jabón, sistemas de lavabos y accesorios de porcelana para aplicaciones comerciales, industriales y mercados institucionales en todo el mundo.
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