Tag Archives: Division 22

The future is touch-free

With the COVID-19 pandemic creating a heightened sensitivity to proper hand sanitation, it is more important than ever to implement solutions that mitigate potential health risks in public environments. When one takes into account the fact thousands of users go in and out of public restrooms each day, ‘high-touch’ faucet and flushometer handles can be breeding grounds for bacteria. To combat these concerns, touch-free products—from motion-activated door sensors and light switches to touch-free faucets and flushometers—are being installed across all areas of the commercial restroom.

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Plumbing with PEX

Crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing is widely used across plumbing and heating trades in residential applications, but many specifiers have yet to consider its use in commercial plumbing systems. Based on decades of successful installations and growing confidence in the trade, PEX is gaining ground as a high-performance, cost-effective alternative to copper and chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) piping on large-scale commercial projects.

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Operating commercial restrooms: Designing for authentic, long-term sustainability

When designing a modern restroom, lasting sustainability should factor into the scope of planning and project design. Sustainability is closely associated with economical operation, providing architects with opportunities to support their clients’ long-term business goals. ‘Authentic sustainability’ requires design professionals to consider strategies beyond those typically associated with green building.

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