Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for natural resources exceeds what the earth can produce again in a year. This means that we are living in debt for five whole months and draining the earth more and more. This shocking fact calls for urgent action to reduce our ecological footprint and preserve the planet for future generations.
And that doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive at all: Simple changes in our daily behavior and the use of new, innovative technologies can push back the date of Earth Overshoot Day . If households, for example, choose high-efficiency appliances that are not used often, they can be moved in 6 days.
Many people do not realize that their own home offers a lot of potential for saving, for example when using water.
GROHE, one of the leading global brands for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen appliances, has made it a mission to create water-saving solutions that empower everyone to contribute to the efforts to conserve water and energy.
- In the area of washing taps, for example, GROHE SilkMove ES technology helps to save energy. When operating conventional faucets with the lever in the normal middle position, a mixture of hot and cold water flows every time – even when brushing the toothbrush or washing hands. This unnecessary energy consumption is prevented by SilkMove ES (Eedgy Saving) cartridge, which ensures that only cold water will run if the tap faucet remains in the default position in the center. Only when the lever is turned to the left, hot water flows.
- To reduce water consumption, GROHE faucets with EcoJoy technology equipped with a mousseur that limits the flow. So instead of ten liters per minute, only more than five liters per minute was consumed. At the same time, an aerator enriches the water in the air, which allows the water jet to remain very nice. It saves water without sacrificing performance or comfort.
- GROHE EcoJoy technology also saves water and therefore energy in the shower area. The water flow is reduced by a flow limiter. However, thanks to the small nozzles, it is not noticeable in the flow of water – it remains strong as usual. the GROHE Vitalio Start 100 hand showerfor example, has a water consumption rate of only 5.5 liters per minute and was recently named “test winner” and “environmental tip” by the German consumer organization and foundation “Stiftung Warentest”.
- Shower thermostats also help save water and energy, because they maintain the selected water temperature for the duration of the shower, so there is no need to spend time re-adjusting. Many models, such as Grohtherm 1000, also include GROHE EcoButton: Full water flow can only be achieved by pressing this button. Therefore, without knowing, up to 50 percent water can be saved.
- The latest innovation is GROHE Everstream, the brand’s first water-recycling shower technology that circulates hygienically treated water to create the shower experience users expect but consumes as little fresh water as possible – and uses more less energy. The shower system uses a quarter of the water and a third of the energy typically required by traditional showers, which translates into a cost saving of up to 65% a year for a four-person home, and up to 70% less CO.2 emissions, depending on individual showering habits. The water recycling shower will be launched in 2024.
Earth Overshoot Day reminds us of the urgent need to rethink how we live and consume. This reality will continue to drive GROHE to play a pioneering role in the development of sustainable solutions that change how resources are used in kitchens and bathrooms. With this commitment to water and energy conservation and dedication to technological innovation, the brand aims to continue paving the way to #MoveTheDate.
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