Innovation from Austria saves water and energy in Dubai
Dubai (UAE) is a city of superlatives: artificial palm tree shaped islands, an indoor ski slope in the middle of the desert, the tallest building and the largest shopping mall in the world and now it has also set itself the goal of becoming the city with the smallest CO2 footprint in the world. All of this is anchored in the Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and is highly ambitious, considering the prevailing desert climate and the enormous amount of energy required. One step to this goal is to reduce shower water in the city’s hotels, because – what many people don’t know – the production of hot shower water is enormously energy-intensive. In addition, water is a limited resource in a desert city, and resource management is an absolute necessity. An innovative product from the Austrian Rabmer Group is now set to help Dubai save water and energy: ECOTURBINO®, a mini-turbine for the shower, saves around 40% while providing the same showering comfort. In the course of the Austrian business delegation led by Federal Minister Margarete Schramböck, the sales partnership between the Upper Austrian family-owned company Rabmer and the Dubai-based Danway Group has now been signed in Dubai.
In Austria and Europe already many well-known hotels such as the Falkensteiner Group, Hotel Ambassador in Vienna, the Stangl Wirt in Going, the Naturhotel Forsthofgut, the Eurotherme Bad Schallerbach or the Hotel Nixe Palace on Mallorca save water and energy with ECOTURBINO® and thus contribute their part to more sustainability and climate protection. Thanks to the cooperation between Rabmer and its sales partner Danway, the innovative water-saving system made in Austria is now also coming to Dubai, where the official cooperation agreement was signed on Friday in the presence of Federal Minister Margarete Schramböck and WKO Vice President Richard Schenz, as well as representatives from the UAE. “There are around 100,000 hotel rooms in Dubai. If we equip just 20% of them with the ECOTURBINO®, 430 million liters of water, 17 million kWh of energy and 5,600 tons of CO₂ can be saved every year. That would not only be a responsible use of valuable water, but at the same time a significant contribution to climate protection. That’s why I’m particularly pleased to be starting the distribution of ECOTURBINO® in the United Arab Emirates with our partner Danway and gradually expanding it in the Middle East. Other environmental technologies will follow”, stated Ulrike Rabmer-Koller about the cooperation.
Maximum showering comfort at lower water consumption
“The use of conventional economy shower heads or flow limiters is in most cases neither satisfactory for hoteliers nor for guests. These products reduce the water volume and also the shower stream intensity which results in less shower comfort, which is why they are often not used or why the shower duration is significantly extended,” explains Ulrike Rabmer-Koller. With ECOTURBINO®, a revolutionary development from Austria, a solution has been found: The environmental technology specialist Rabmer thus offers hotels an innovative product to efficiently and sustainably save water, energy and CO2 with minimum effort. The ECOTURBINO® is easily and quickly installed in any shower fitting and uses a patented technology to generate a highly swirled water-air mixture. This can save around 40% percent water and energy without limiting the intensity of the shower stream. Of course, this also leads to a reduction of operating costs, i.e. expenses for water, sewer and energy. “Due to its high efficiency, the payback period of the ECOTURBINO®, whether installed in hotels, households or sports facilities, is only a few months and is therefore also extremely economical. A win-win situation for the user and the environment.”