Rewarding sustainable design
26th April 2018
As green buildings continue to gain in importance, so too does Geberit’s drive to help create a more sustainable quality of life through innovative water management. Sustainability has long been a part of the Geberit identity – from our pioneering work developing water-saving products and delivering responsible training for the industry to creating new logistics solutions and energy efficient production plants.
Our commitment to sustainability is just one of the many reasons that we are proud to be sponsoring the Sustainability category at the 2018 RIBA Regional Awards . Recognising the best new buildings across the regions, the awards will showcase those projects that have gone beyond statutory requirements and demonstrate the principles of sustainable architecture.
Like many architects today, sustainability is in our DNA. As such, ‘Ecodesign’ remains an integral part of our product development process as we help architects integrate new sustainable ideas and technologies into their work.
In practice, this means that any product we produce is ecologically better than its predecessor. Consideration is also given to the entire life cycle of the product, from ecologically friendly material selection and low-energy production to distribution, use and after-use. The flush volumes on both our Sigma and Omega concealed cisterns, for example, can be manually reduced to 4.5 litres and 3 litres respectively, compared to a traditional 6 litre flushing system.
This meticulous attention to both economic and environmental sustainability is no different to this year’s high calibre of shortlisted buildings. Spanning a range of locations, uses and sizes, they include a university sports centre, a conservatoire, a residential dwelling and a carbon neutral laboratory.
We wish all of those shortlisted the best of luck at their regional award ceremonies, which start from 15th May in London and finish on 31st May in Cardiff.
The successful Regional Award winners will be considered for a highly coveted RIBA National Award, the results of which will be announced at the end of June. The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize, the best new building of the year, will then be drawn from the RIBA National Award-winning buildings in July with the Stirling Prize winner announced in October.
You can find out more about our commitment to sustainability here .