InterContinental Hotel Perth - WA’s first Vacuum Drainage Installation
WA has finally jumped aboard the vacuum drainage band wagon, commissioning the state’s first vacuum toilet installation at the brand new InterContinental Hotel on Hay Street in the Perth CBD. Vacuum Toilets Australia’s WaterMarked, 6 Star WELS rated Jets vacuum toilets are up and running in the new luxury hotel.
One of the key benefits of a vacuum toilet system, next to immense water savings, is its ability to flush upwards and the very small diameter piping. Developers of the former Rydges Hotel used this to their advantage when facing issues with their basement kitchen and staff sanitary facilities. Read the full article here.
Melbourne Water Headquarter - How to save 24,420 Litres Of Water A Day
Imagine saving almost 25,000 litres of water a day! For the new Melbourne Water Headquarter in the Docklands development of the Melbourne CBD this is reality. The 9 storey building, finalised in 2011, is fitted with 72 vacuum pans for a population of 1,100 persons. With only 0.8 litres of water per flush, the building is saving 24,420 litres of water a day when compared to low-flush toilets, which use 4.5 litres of water per flush. That is a saving of almost 9 million litres of water per year - for one building! If you want to learn more about the vacuum toilet system at Melbourne Water, check out the case study.
Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre - Jets The Ideal Choice for Retrofits
Jets Vacuum was selected for the refurbishment of the Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre in Richmond, Victoria. A new medical facility will be incorporated in the building requiring that no penetrations of the slab are allowed. The Jets system suits the application perfectly. 36 buffer tanks servicing the hand-basins and sinks, as well as the vacuum pans and urinals, will be evacuated up into the ceiling space and lead to the Jets 50MBA vacuum pump station which will be conveniently located in a nearby loading bay. Once again the Jets system has proven to be the ideal choice for retrofits as the system cannot be surpassed for simplicity and its very low footprint.
Pixel Building - A Colourful Sustainability Genius
The colourful Pixel Building in Carlton, Melbourne, designed by studio505 and built by developer Grocon, is a little sustainability genius and stands for environmental innovation. For developers of the Pixel Building the innovative and environmentally savvy Jets vacuum toilet system was a logical choice. Designed for minimal environmental impact, the Pixel Building has meanwhile received the world’s highest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating from the US Green Building Council. Furthermore, the building received a 6 green star score from the Green Building Council of Australia. Next to a perfect score, additional points for innovation were awarded, among other things, for the use of a vacuum toilet system. We are very proud that the Jets vacuum toilet system has helped the Pixel Building achieve the status of one of the most environmentally friendly buildings in the world. Find out more in our case study.
Legion House - Heritage Listed Building Turns Into Green Star Rated Office Design
Originally built in 1902, the heritage listed Legion House in the Sydney CBD has been fully renovated to extremely high environmental standards and is now a 6 green star rated office building. A Jets vacuum toilet system was installed for two reasons. Firstly, no gravity fall requirements and the very small diameter piping allowed developers to keep the historic structures intact by simply running sewer lines through the existing pipe network. Secondly, water usage of less than 1 litre per flush and very low electricity usage meant that the Jets vacuum toilet system was in line with the developers’ aim to create a fully sustainable office building. Learn more by checking out the case study.
Splashdown Event Services - Mobile Solutions For Any Event
Splashdown Event Services, Australia’s industry leader in providing bathroom amenities for events and venues, are using the Jets vacuum toilet systems in their mobile toilet blocks. Providing high-end mobile sanitary facilities for thousands of patrons may seem challenging, but with Splashdown’s mobile solutions powered by Jets vacuum technology it becomes routine. Reliable technology, ease of installation, high comfort as well as water savings and reduced waste production are all reasons Splashdown chose the Jets vacuum toilet system to fit their mobile ablution solutions. Visit www.splashdowneventservices.com.au for more information.
Castelão Stadium Fortaleza Brazil - The World’s Largest Vacuum Sanitary Installation
Originally built in the 1970s, the Castelão Stadium in Fortaleza underwent major renovations in anticipation of the 2014 FIFA Worldcup. With rising water prices and an exhausted water and sewerage infrastructure in Brazil, developers needed to come up with a solution to ensure that all 70,000 spectators would have access to reliable sanitary facilities during each match. The developers decided to install a Jets vacuum toilet system which is now the largest vacuum sanitary installation in the world. The result - the Castelão Stadium is saving around 500,000 litres of water during each match.
Hotel Ivar Aasen Chooses Jets
When the unspoiled environment of the Norwegian Alps demands sustainable solutions, businesses turn to Jets. The Hotel Ivar Aasen is one of many buildings retrofitted with a vacuum toilet system. The small diameter pipework, ease of installation and flexibility of design meant that the hotel was able to remain open during the low impact renovation. The savings in water and reduction in sewage production have reduced the owner’s operating costs dramatically.
Brazil’s Torre Sao Paulo Building Chooses Jets
When excessive waste and contamination of freshwater resources drove water prices through the roof, the 30-storey Sao Paulo development looked to Jets for solutions. Construction had already commenced with conventional gravity flush toilets planned when the owner recognised that the burden of insurmountable costs would plague the building’s tenants. In addition, the planned connection to the municipal sewer was deemed inappropriate due to over capacity. The closest usable connection was 200 meters away. The flexibility of a vacuum toilet system meant that construction could continue while vacuum toilets were installed. Because the vacuum plant provides the capacity to pump sewage off-site, discharging 200 meters to the municipal connection posed no problem.
A complete vacuum toilet system including 412 vacuum toilets was delivered in December 2007. Feel free to have a look at our case study.
Uninove Brazil - Jets Cut Down Daily Water Costs By US$1,500.00
When a Jets system was installed at the University of São Paulo in 2007, the system paid for itself in 15 months. Because water usage and waste production were reduced by up to 90%, daily water costs dropped from US$1,800 to US$320 a day. With the Jets system in place the university saves 1 million litres of water every 3 days. No this is not a typo! No longer facing immense water bills, Uninove can now use the additional funds elsewhere. If you are interested in finding out more about the vacuum system at Uninove, please read our case study.
Stockholm, Sweden - Correctional Facility
Prison systems around the world struggle with rising water and waste costs as well as issues with hygiene and the transport of contraband. Inmates often use conventional toilets to transport drugs and other materials through the gravity drain pipes. Vacuum toilets provide solutions by way of water savings and waste minimisation, thereby reducing the costs and environmental impact of the prison waste system. Retrofitting of an existing facility is simple, affordable and flexible. Facilities can be expanded in the future with little modifications. The operation of the vacuum toilet system means that prisoners no longer have the ability to flush away the evidence. By simply closing a valve, authorities can isolate sections of the prison prior to inspection.
Rica Havna Hotel, Norway - 30 Years Of Reliable Vacuum Toilets
In the idyllic and pristine setting of Tjøme, Norway, the Rica Havna Hotel has been relying on vacuum toilet technology for 30 years. In this magnificent landscape, guests expect hotels to show a high level of respect for the environment, so when it was time for an upgrade, Rica Havna installed a brand new Jets vacuumarator.
Mobile Installations - Antarctic Exploration
Not many of us will experience what life is like at -60 ℃. Presented with the opportunity however, the least we would hope for would be functional toilets. Jets not only provide rugged, compact solutions, but provide quality engineering support for projects of all shapes and sizes. Vacuum collection means that waste is concentrated and kept to a minimum, conserving water, energy and the effort required to handle and dispose of waste.
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