Encore (Environmental Condensate Recovery)
The world's first cistern to use condensate from air conditioning units to flush the toilet has been launched and would save 1.5 billion litres of water a year for the 487 European hotels currently being built.
Encore (Environmental Condensate Recovery) is the most environmentally friendly cistern as it uses a free, sustainable water supply that has previously been drained to waste.
Encore Director David Davis with Encore cisterns that would save hotels so much water they would fill numerous Olympic swimming pools.
Air conditioning units have a pipe that drains all the condensate away.
"We've developed the only cistern that uses this free water to flush the toilet.
"When you consider how many buildings use air conditioning globally, billions of litres of condensate water is generated all of which has been wasted - until now.
"All buildings need toilets so why wouldn't you use a cistern that recycles a free, sustainable water source especially when there is a global water shortage crisis?"
"For decades we've designed and installed schemes and watched the stream of water produced by air conditioning units literally go down the drain but not via the toilet," adds Mr Davis.
"Responsible businesses striving to construct the greenest buildings know how hard to get LEED and BREEAM points are.
"Gaining two for choosing an Encore cistern is simple and a great advantage."
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