The Sustainable Bathroom-Sanjay Kalra – BW Businessworld

India is becoming a strong advocate of sustainability and has made significant contributions towards reducing its environmental footprint. Climate change has enforced the world to realign the way of life to suit the sustainable development. Opting for sustainability in our personal spaces, like our homes and bathrooms, is not just a trend but a necessity. Modern societies cannot operate without water, energy, heat, electricity, and fuel. It is clear that there are no limitless amounts of these resources and is, therefore, an absolute necessity for everyone to contribute their bit to sustainable development. 

With more businesses providing sustainable substitutes for everyday life, individuals can opt for a greener lifestyle. This transition can begin with homes and bathrooms, where homeowners should start investing in creating a sustainable home. On average, gross domestic water usage adds up to 500 liters per household per day and 21% of it is spent on toilet flushing alone. Thus, it is important to think of more sustainable alternatives for our daily lifestyle. 

Homeowners should consider passive solar design uses energy from sunlight to aid in heating and cooling living spaces, invest in energy-efficient appliances, recycle and reuse waste and use water preserving products such as bathroom and kitchen faucets and water closets. Something as simple as replacing fluorescent light bulbs with LED or CFL bulbs goes a long way in making a home sustainable. Consumers not looking to renovate their existing bathrooms should install a water-saving device in each toilet cistern to reduce water usage during each flush whereas consumers building a new bathroom should opt for temperature-controlled on taps, sensor-controlled fixtures, and low energy water heaters. These products not only reduce costs but help in water and energy consumption. 

We at Brilloca have been working closely with the Government to lower the standard of water used for flushing in India. We offer an extensive range of water-conserving sanitaryware and faucets, which are all International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) certified and our products have become milestones in the history of sanitaryware technology, vindicating our high level of ingenuity. Sustainable development helps us preserve and expand our resource base by steadily improving the way we grow and use technology. Our product range blends sustainability with luxury without compromising on the product design.

The Indian sanitaryware industry is heading towards a more sustainable future, with a growing number of consumers, architects, and interior designers preferring environment-friendly alternatives for their personal needs. In the new normal, attempts must be made to build greater conditions for green investment while adhering to balanced development while catering to consumption requirements. 

Water and energy resource waste are one of the greatest problems facing today’s society. Together we must handle our natural resources well and limit wherever we use large amounts of water and energy. We must not forget that good management of natural resources depends largely on us.

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