Bloomberg Headquarters to Save 25 million Litres of Water in First Year of Operation by using a Jets Vacuum System
With a near perfect BREEAM score, the new Bloomberg Headquarters in the UK is hailed as one of the most sustainable office buildings in the world. One of the key sustainability features is a Jets vacuum sanitary system, consisting of over 500 low-flush vacuum pans, using less than a litre per flush. Using recycled rainwater, the building is using net zero mains water for toilet flushing and is expected to save 25 million litres of water in its first year of operation. In Australia, where fresh water is extremely scarce, it is about time we start looking at this technology more seriously and include it in any new commercial development. To find out more about the advantages of using vacuum in commercial developments, read the cover story on sustainability in the latest P&HE Journal (p.18).