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At Werzers, a mini turbine saves energy when showering

High energy prices are with us again this year. These are particularly hard on local hoteliers, so solutions are urgently needed. The 4-star superior hotel group Werzers, with its hotels Werzers Resort Pörtschach and Seehotel Werzers Wallerwirt, is relying on innovative Austrian environmental technology with the Rabmer water-saving system, which benefits both the hotel and its guests, as well as the environment: The mini turbine is an Austrian invention that reduces hot water consumption in the shower sustainably and without any loss of comfort, thus saving energy, water and also operating costs in the long term.

"There is great potential for saving energy and costs in our showers. We use a lot of water and energy every day," says Robert Gasser, commercial hotel manager at the Werzer. "However, the most important thing is that the savings are not at the expense of our guests," he continues. The innovative intermediate piece for the shower, from the family-run company Rabmer from Upper Austria, makes exactly that possible: the mini turbine is screwed between the tap and the shower hose without tools, thus reducing water and energy consumption by around 40% while maintaining full showering comfort.

Werzers halves energy consumption
"We want to offer our guests a special stay with us that they will remember for a long time to come. At the same time, we want to do something good for the environment. That's why we were looking for a solution to save energy sustainably, but without a lot of installation work. The Rabmer mini turbine simply won us over. It was installed quickly and is perfect for our guests thanks to the pleasantly strong shower jet intensity. The fact that the product also comes from Austria is another plus point," says hotel director Robert Gasser. A total of 220 of the mini-turbines are in use in the Werzers Hotel Group, saving around 7 million liters of water and 290,000 kWh of energy as well as 90 tons of CO2 every year.

Water-air mixture ensures savings and comfort
"In our mini turbine, the water flow is reduced, but is also mixed with air and swirled around. This massively increases the flow rate, resulting in a pleasantly powerful shower jet. This means that there is no loss of comfort," says Ulrike Rabmer-Koller, Managing Director of the Rabmer Group. "In addition, with the mini turbine, hotels not only reduce their water and energy consumption but also their operating costs - this is particularly important in view of the high energy costs and the CO2 pricing that came into force in October. Two examples: A hotel with 100 rooms saves up to 13,000 euros per year in costs with our water-saving system; A four-person household up to 400 euros per year," says Rabmer-Koller. "We are very proud that our product is already saving water and energy in many renowned hotels around the world. These include Bio- und Wellnessresort Stanglwirt, Falkensteiner Group, Ambassador Hotel Vienna, Eurotherme Resort Bad Schallerbach, Naturhotel Forsthofgut, Johannesbad Group (Germany), Castell Son Claret and Santos Hotel Nixe Palace (Spain), Naturhotel Pfösl (South Tyrol), JA Resorts & Hotels (Dubai), and many more."

Ulrike Rabmer-Koller (Rabmer) & Robert Gasser (Werzers) with the innovative water-saving turbine