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High pressure showers help save water, new research finds

A more satisfying shower could be the answer to water conservation, says Rachel England.

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BMA Sustainability Awards winners revealed

The BMA Sustainability Awards acknowledge the outstanding efforts made by BMA members in reducing their environmental impact. Consisting of three categories, with the open category sponsored by elemental and Installer, the winners were announced during a gala dinner, as part of the annual BMA Industry Conference. Winner of the Open Category Award – sponsored by Installer/elemental […]

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Defra’s approach to water labelling “shocking waste”, says BMA

The Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA) has raised concerns regarding the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)’s announced plans for water efficiency labelling.

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Grundfos seeks engineers to inspire new thinking in energy efficiency

Pump and water technology specialist Grundfos has launched an ambitious initiative that seeks to inspire new thinking in energy efficiency. The Explore NEXT campaign will look to collaborate with its most innovative and creative customers at all levels in a bid to help ‘reimagine and optimise the design, installation, and operation of HVAC and water […]

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Lecico commits to water conservation and reused materials

Lecico Bathrooms has underlined its commitment to encouraging sustainability in both its customers and its supply chain as it unveiled two partnerships which will reduce carbon and conserve water respectively. The Bedford-based firm introduced its partnerships with water-saving toilet manufacturer Propelair and recycled materials specialist Repeat Materials at a launch event, which included a debate […]

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Shadow Climate Minister Ruth Jones to speak at InstallerSHOW

We’re delighted to share that Ruth Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Agri-Innovation and Climate Adaptation, will be joining us at InstallerSHOW next week. She’ll be talking in the Bathroom Zone, in conversation with Tom Reynolds, CEO of the Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA), talking about the importance of water and energy efficiency on 29th June. Born […]

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Spotlight: Grohe sets out to prove that design and sustainability go hand-in-hand

As InstallerSHOW introduces a kitchens and bathrooms hall for 2024, Andrew Gaved finds out how taps-to-showers giant Grohe is demonstrating that innovation in design can comfortably co-exist with a constant quest for sustainability. At a recent event for customers and the media, the manufacturer showed how its proprietary PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) and powder coating […]

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BMA Sustainability Awards open for entries

The Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA)’s 2023 awards for sustainability are open for entries, with one of the categories sponsored by elemental. The award ceremony will take place on October 10th at the Carden Park Hotel in Cheshire as part of the BMA’s Annual Industry Conference. The awards are open to all full and affiliate members, who are […]

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Energy and water-saving products for the bathroom

Ahead of InstallerSHOW 2023, elemental spoke to Liam Buxton, Head of Residential (UK), Roca, about efficiency and the Future Homes Standard. What should specifiers/housebuilders consider when designing bathrooms for new properties? In terms of appealing to the end consumer, it’s important to be aware of trends and specify products that reflect current tastes. But at […]

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Seven English regions will face severe water stress by 2030

Research reveals that seven regions in England will face severe water stress by 2030, as Brits significantly underestimate their daily water usage. The research by Kingfisher– owner of B&Q and Screwfix – in partnership with economics consultancy Cebr –2 shows that the West Midlands, London, parts of the South West, the East Midlands, the East […]

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UWLA says industry has solution to efficiency

A presentation from the Unified Water Label Association (UWLA) at ISH, the event held in Frankfurt this month, concluded that the industry has the solution to better water and energy efficiency in the home with the Unified Water Label. Speakers from brands that support the Unified Water Label shared their commitment to using and promoting […]

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We need an integrated approach to water-efficiency education

The Unified Water Label Association is calling for an integrated approach to education and promoting the ‘use water wisely’ message on World Plumbing Day, which takes place Saturday 11th March, says MD Yvonne Orgill. The international plumbing industry comes together on this day to promote the link between good quality plumbing, health, environmental sustainability and, […]

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