Bloomberg UK leads the Way in Sustainability by using Vacuum Toilets and Cooling Tower Water Recycling
The Bloomberg building in London is with an almost perfect 98.5% BREEAM sustainability rating the UK's highest performing building in innovation and sustainability. By using cutting edge technology, including a modern vacuum toilet system and cooling tower water recycling, the Bloomberg building is saving up to 73% of water compared to other office buildings.
Find out more about the innovative, sustainable design of the Bloomberg building by:
watching a short film, reading Bloomberg's Innovation Reports on their use of Vacuum Drainage and Cooling Tower Water Recycling, or reading the BREEAM Report.
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).
Financial Times' associate editor and business columnist Pilita Clark is impressed by Bloomberg's use of a sustainable vacuum toilet system in their new headquarters in London, stating "Bloomberg may have paved the way for one of the biggest advances in water-saving technology since the dual-flush toilet caught on 20 years ago". The system runs on rain water collected on the building's roof and recycled grey water alone and does not require any mains water. Read the full article here.