ORU SPACE, LONDON, UK
REDUCED WATER WASTAGE IN COWORKING SPACES
RETORFITTABLE DEVICES HELP REDUCE WATER WASTAGE BY UP TO 50%
Environmentally Obsessed Oru Space
The opportunity to reduce environmental impact is exactly what inspired Oru Space – a UK-based provider of alternative coworking spaces – to explore Altered products.
Rosie Hayward, project manager at Oru Space, explains:
“We combine a whole host of sustainability and human wellness initiatives to create a positive social and environmental footprint. Our East Dulwich workspace incorporates eco-friendly design choices, like renewable energy sourcing, no single-use plastics, repurposed and recyclable office furniture. While our new Sutton site, opening later this year, will take this concept even further, by incorporating a passive thermal mass temperature control solution in place of a power-hungry HVAC system. As a high-traffic public space, we have to tackle a lot of water wastage in our washrooms. Therefore, we opted to use Altered water-saving solutions offered by Citrox Biosciences for both of our location to optimise our water consumption and reduce water wastage while meeting our sustainability targets.”
The growing pressure on businesses to implement eco-friendly initiatives that reduce their environmental impact has led to technologies like solar panels and heat pumps becoming commonplace in both new builds and refurbished premises.
However, an often-overlooked activity that can offer significant environmental and financial benefits is the active reduction of water wastage, and Citrox Biosciences – a leading innovator of eco-friendly anti-pathogenic solutions – has partnered with the award-winning sustainable technology company Altered to promote and distribute its range of pioneering water-saving technologies in the UK.
The range includes complete tap and shower head assemblies, as well as stand-alone nozzles that can be retrofitted onto existing taps. Compared to a regular tap, the company’s technology can reduce water usage by 85% per cent in spray mode, and deliver increased savings of up to 98% when switching to a mist. Altered precisely engineered solutions are ideal for organisations and homeowners wanting to reduce both their water bills and environmental impact.
Products Used at Oru Space
Altered innovative products proved to be the perfect fit to tackle Oru Space’s water consumption.
“After discussing the most suitable solutions with the Citrox Biosciences experts, they recommended purchasing the mist-producing Dome® nozzles, ideal for high-traffic spaces. These nozzles were remarkably easy to retrofit to our existing taps, and didn’t require a plumber or any special tools. The nozzles have been fitted on all 6 customer-accessible taps at the East Dulwich site, and allowed us to see up to 50% reduction in water consumption with this adjustment alone. We will now be fitting nozzles on all 20 customer taps and installing Altered Shower heads with Dome technology in on-site changing rooms at our new Sutton facility,” Rosie concluded.