GROHE sustainable technologies
Written by Tim Greenhalgh
GROHE has a world-leading vision focussed on delivering innovative water products and sanitary fittings that are developed around sustainable technologies.
Over the past 10 years, GROHE has won more than 240 design and innovation awards as well as a top three placement among Germany’s most sustainable major companies. The company has set standards of excellence in water-saving tech, quality, design and sustainability that underpin a deep commitment to creating exceptional experiences.
GROHE’s manufacturing network deploys high-precision production engineering to ensure compliance with consistently high GROHE standards and that products meet rigorous standards of workmanship and functionality.
Advanced craftsmanship and a cutting-edge approach to effective teamwork and processes underpins the continued design and development of an outstanding product range, backed by tough testing and fine-tuning to provide products that always satisfy customers.
GROHE green technology is built around timeless design and quality that lasts a lifetime, and delivers products that save water, support the planet and save money.
GROHE’s EcoJoy makes saving water simple, with efficient products that provide effortless reduction in both water and energy consumption. All GROHE EcoJoy products are scientifically designed to save water and save money so that precious resources are protected.
The highly innovative green tech uses an integrated flow limiter and the use of smaller nozzles in shower heads and water saving taps, which reduces water consumption by up to 50% – and in some cases even more – without compromising on performance.
This means that reducing water and energy consumption goes hand in hand with enjoyment and appealing design.
GROHE offers water-saving products for all water needs, from showers at home and in the workplace and to domestic and professional taps. And while efficiency is essential, it’s not the only thing that matters – attractive design also contributes to a good experience, so there’s a wide variety of design options that feature GROHE’s water saving technology
The revolutionary GROHE TurboStat technology delivers water at the desired temperature in just a fraction of a second and keeps it constant for the duration of the shower time. Grohtherm thermostats are equipped with the most advanced and precision-made cartridges in the industry.
The company has increased the sensitivity of the thermo-element so that thermostats react to changes in water pressure twice as fast as before. That means no more time and water wasted fiddling with the controls to get the right temperature. That means less water being heated and wasted.
GROHE is one of the world’s leading tap manufacturers and one of the few that manufacture their own cartridges. GROHE mixers provide the unique GROHE SilkMove experience. The rich, smooth handling of the single-lever mixers perfectly encapsulates the brand’s quality and superiority. The SilkMove cartridge delivers gradual and precise control of water flow and temperature.
GROHE SilkMove® ES technology is a harmonious marriage of design and technology, delivering an enhanced water experience whilst encouraging responsible management of precious resources.
GROHE SilkMove® ES technology not only offers a unique smoothness of operation, but also encourages responsible management of energy and water. In cold-water mode and positioned mid-lever, the ES technology springs into life. This eliminates opening the tap in the mixed hot-and-cold water mode, saving energy by avoiding the unnecessary heating of water for daily rituals like cleaning your teeth or washing your hands.
When you need hot water, the wide operating angle of the lever ensures that, by moving it up to 90 degrees left of the mid position, the flow of water is ultra-responsive and precise, giving you total control over temperature and water flow.
The lever handle of the tap is connected to the discs by a shaft, made of solid brass for strength and durability. As the discs move over each other, they either block the water or allow it to pass through. Therefore the quality and machining of these parts will affect the performance of the tap.
The cartridges are produced through a high-tech process and feature discs made from a space-industry proven ceramic alloy. The polished mirror-like surface of the discs is coated with a special Teflon lubricant for frictionless operation. The design incorporates micro-chambers of this lubricant within the cartridge to ensure a lifetime of maintenance-free operation.
This state-of-the art technology means that GROHE taps have an extra-wide operating angle, allowing precise management of water flow and temperature. It’s design and technology working in harmony to deliver an enhanced water experience.