This new system has been field tested by California’s Marymount University to save 40% of water consumption.
— Joanna Boey, Founder and Inventor
IRVINE, California, United States, June 13, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — As California faces its worst drought on record, an Irvine, Calif. start-up has developed a new touchless automatic faucet called SmartFaucets, a patented technology that combines the motion sensor faucets with electronic touchpad with preset temperature and timer to replace the sensor in case of failure. This new system has been field tested by California’s Marymount University for 40% water savings plus gas, electricity, paper towels and related waste.
“A lot of water is wasted by adjusting this water temperature. SmartFaucets offer 4 preset touch temperature buttons to help eliminate wasted water,” said Joanna Boey, founder and inventor of SmartFaucets. American flow rate of one gallon per minute, a six-second adjustment of this water temperature, ten times a day, means one gallon of water is wasted.”
According to the American Dental Association, most people spend one to two minutes brushing their teeth. SmartFaucets has a default 5 second timer to shut off this water supply when not needed. Brushing your teeth twice a day means saving two gallons of water. With California’s water shortage, three gallons of savings per person per day means 1,000 gallons of water saved.
“The SmartFaucets are perfect for hotels and the hospitality industry. For example, a 100-room hotel will save 100,000 gallons of water. With several thousand hotels in California alone, that means several billion gallons of water saved with SmartFaucets,” Boey added. “With the current acute problem of water shortages, automatic shut-off faucets will soon be a daily necessity. Unfortunately the only electronic auto-stop faucets are motion sensor faucets, they often fail, therefore they are usually seen in public restrooms with multiple sinks, not places with a single sink.
By combining the smart touchpad with motion sensor faucets, SmartFaucets can now be installed in single sink locations. This new technology is perfect for a hotel or hospital room. SmartFaucets uses a rechargeable hydroelectric battery and only needs to be charged for half an hour by hotel/hospital cleaning staff for 2000 uses or one month if used 50 times a day .
SmartFaucets has been lab tested by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (iAMPO) to handle 550,000 strokes without failure, giving it a 30 year lifespan if used 50 times per day, including battery life.
Other advantages of the SmartFaucets system:
• They are approved by the APCE; a government-backed funding program in 37 states. With this program, building owners can install smart faucets without payment for one to three years.
• In addition, each unit is eligible for up to $140 per unit installed in federal tax credit. Unlike most touchless technologies that cost money, SmartFaucets saves money from day one and for many years to come.
• Clear label can be placed and removed daily for added hygiene, users only need their articulation to control the touchpad.
• The touchpad offers four temperature presets on hot, cold, warmer, hot, which makes it more hygienic and convenient without having to adjust the water temperature
• Installation is easy and can be done in just 10 minutes. Click here to see the video which includes installation instructions as well as other smart faucet highlights
• Hotel name and logo can also be applied to the touchpad.
• An electronic touch pad can be attached to the tub or hot tub to replace faucet handles, to avoid costly tub overflow.
• For showers – this electronic touchpad can also be placed outside the shower to activate hot water before entering to avoid that first splash of cold water, and a benefit for architects and designers in enlarging the shower space.
• For new construction, a 100,000 gallon water savings means a reduction in water meter pipe size, which means lower water meter charges and lower monthly charges.
• SmartFaucets are both hygienic and convenient and can help end acute dryness.
In conclusion, unlike most green technologies which only conserve one natural resource, SmartFaucets conserve all three water, gas, electric paper towels and waste. SmartFaucets can help avoid building an expensive billion dollar desalination facility that will triple water rates as it is highly dependent on energy cost, which defeats the purpose of going green. The system is currently being tested to potentially generate 5 carbon credits per room per year, which can generate additional revenue for hoteliers.
Joanna Boey will present the SmartFaucets system today, June 13 at 12:00 p.m. PT during a luncheon at the California Lodging Expo® and Conference, California’s premier hospitality trade show, held at the Commerce Casino and Hotel in Los Angeles. On Saturday, June 25, Boey will represent SmartFaucets at the Taiwan Hotel & Motel Association Of Southern California event at Hilton Irvine Orange County Airport. SmartFaucets is a women-owned company based in Irvine, MA. For more information, visit https://smartfaucets.net/.
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