We support the Ronald McDonald House Charities
True to our motto “Building a better world”, this year we are supporting the Ronald McDonald Foundation to enable seriously ill children to be close to their families.
It is not always possible to treat very ill children near their places of residence. The therapy of acute or chronically ill children takes place mainly in special clinics – so-called competence centres. In addition to the critical phase of the serious illness, some families in these difficult situations even have to give up their usual everyday lives. Distance is not only a great burden for young patients, but also poses great organisational and financial challenges to their parents.
In order to get healthy again, these children need one thing above all: the closeness of their families. The Ronald McDonald Charities have been taking care of the little patients’ desire for more than 30 years now. Every year it offers around 1.100 affected families a “temporary home” in the immediate vicinity of children’s clinics in Vienna, Graz, Salzburg and Innsbruck for the duration of the treatment of their children.
Every year around Christmas we support a regional, non-profit project under the motto “Building a better world”. This year we have equipped the Ronald McDonald children’s houses with the ECOTURBINO Water & Energy Saving System, thus ensuring an annual reduction in operating costs of € 7.000 and a CO2 saving of 14 tons per year!
Around a third of the total water consumption is used for showers and body care exclusively – saving money definitely pays off here. However, conventional water saving shower heads have one major disadvantage: less water also means less showering comfort. With the patented ECOTURBINO technology we offer the solution – a small turbine, which can be installed easily by anyone, produces a highly turbulent water-air mixture, which saves around 36 percent of water and energy and thus also costs – without any decrease in the showering comfort.
We are pleased that, thanks to our ECOTURBINO donation, the charity houses will be able to reduce their operating costs by € 35.000 over the next five years and thus have more money available for other important investments. At the same time, the product will also reduce CO2 emissions by 70 tons over the same period and thus make a significant contribution to climate protection.