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Green and sustainable restrooms

November 03, 2011
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VISTA, CA — One area often overlooked as a facility becomes greener and more sustainable is the restroom, according to a press release.

Yet, more water is used in restrooms than virtually any other area of a facility, and because water and energy are interconnected, water consumption increases the amount of energy necessary to power a facility, the release stated.

According to the release, there are several ways in which commercial restrooms can be more sustainable, including:

• Lighting: Because restroom lighting is often on 24 hours a day, install motion sensors to turn off lights when the restroom is not used
• Lightbulbs: Replace conventional lightbulbs with energy-efficient lighting
• Cleaning: Virtually all cleaning chemicals used for cleaning restrooms now have certified-green equivalents; use only green cleaning chemicals and products.

"Restrooms are highly visible areas," said Klaus Reichardt, chief executive officer (CEO) and president of Waterless Company Inc.

"A green and sustainable restroom shows a facility is doing more than talking green; it''s making green and sustainable part of the way it does business," Reichardt added.

Click here to read the complete release.

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