Our Waterless Urinal wins IWFM Award for Innovation

27 October 2019

LONDON, UK – 6th November 2019 – The UAE’s leading water conservation expert VERTECO, has won this year’s IWFM Award for Innovation and Technology for its Waterless Urinal system.

Using its expertise as a market leader in water saving solutions, smart water management, smart washroom solutions, washroom hygiene, scent marketing and specialist drain solutions, the VERTECO Group has been awarded the prestigious IWFM 2019 prize held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

VERTECO’s Waterless Urinal system is a hygienic solution that reduces water use, saves cost through reduced maintenance, can be retro-fitted to existing urinals and prevents blockages. The solution incorporates a non-return one way valve to stop bacteria growth and eradicate bad odours.

This technology has saved VERTECO clients globally an estimated 750,000,000 cubic meters of water, AED 9 billion and 14.7 million kilos in carbon. The system is non-hazardous and all cleaning materials are environmentally friendly.

This initiative makes a major, measurable contribution to environmental sustainability, while improving the workplace experience.

“To win such an award from the IWFM is a great honour and is testament to the innovative design of the system.  Our team can be proud of such an achievement with the waterless system coming out as winners against a shortlist of world class products and organisations.  Other finalists included an EY and ISS collaboration, Sainsburys, VINCI Facilities and Gregory Blondeau.” commented David King, Regional Managing Director MENA region.

King commented further “Companies now more than ever are committed to saving water in an effort to contribute to helping the environment and reducing overall water consumption.  This is the tenth year we have been recommending and installing our waterless urinal in the UAE, and can include most of the UAE’s top tier brands as clients including DEWA, Etihad Airways, Jumeirah Group and EMAAR amongst many others.  As well as our waterless urinal solution, VERTECO has a full range of other water saving products and also provides organisations with free comprehensive water audit services.  These audits help companies identify areas of water consumption and waste, and offer practical, inexpensive solutions to reduce and minimise over consumption and ultimately save money.”

The judges were impressed by a great innovation which addresses a real issue for facilities management with a clear environmental focus.

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