Bredager School Bathrooms Project



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Background: Green Renovations at a Danish School Bathroom

Climate change has increased pressure on natural water resources and in turn many organizations have implemented policies aimed at water conservation. It is widely known that consumers can have a huge impact on water efficiency by making small behavioral changes to reduce water wastage and by choosing more water efficient products.

About the Customer

Breding School is located in the historical village of Jelling in Southern Denmark. The school was originally built in 1974 and today around 800 students study within its walls. In early 2017 Breding School decided to plan and eventually undertake complete washroom renovations. They also made a decision to take on board water conservation issues by incorporating green building policies and guidelines into these plans, to create a complete touchless bathroom environment.

Key Challenges

Sanitary facilities in the school consist of 60 lavatory compartments and washrooms complete with fixtures including manual hand faucets. The school has struggled to stay within its utility budget due to large amounts of wasted water, much of which has been a result of student vandalism. Cross contamination is also rife, resulting in many hours of lost study time due to sickness.

Solution Implementation

In a test environment, school bathrooms water consumption was measured for 40 days with the original manual faucets, made with 10mm copper tubing. In parallel, water consumption was also measured for 40 days with the newly installed Smart 1000B energy-saving sensor faucets, made of solid brass, complete with mixer valve to adjust water temperature and preset auto stop function.

Measurable Results

The Smart 1000B faucets saved greatly on total water consumption, and more specifically, hot water consumption. The premixed option provided water at a set temperature. With no physical contact necessary by the user cross contamination was drastically reduced and therefore so was lost study time due to sickness. In addition, vandalism was almost eradicated since the auto stop feature did not allow for the faucets to be left on, as previously occurred. The Smart 1000B unique magnet solenoid valves were adjusted to release only 1.3l/min which is estimated to equate to annual savings of thousands of dollars to Breding School in Denmark.

Smart 1000 Touchless Faucet & Smart faucets series

For both hot and cold water needs, the Smart 1000 faucet offers an all-in-one solution, featuring an integrated mixer for precise temperature adjustment and built-in filters for superior water quality.

The Smart series comprises a range of electronic commercial taps designed for deck-mounted installations. These touchless faucets are equipped with cutting-edge infrared sensors that activate water flow without any physical contact. The chrome-plated body exudes a polished appearance, and other finish options are also available to suit various aesthetics. Notably, each faucet comes with a low battery indicator for timely maintenance awareness, ensuring continuous operation.

Enhanced durability is achieved with the latching solenoid valve situated above the deck, providing an extra layer of protection against vandalism and tampering. The faucet’s installation is straightforward and versatile, allowing for easy connection to either batteries or a transformer.

What sets the Smart series apart is the level of customization it offers. Through remote control, users can adjust various settings to tailor the faucet’s performance to their specific needs. These settings include sensor range, security time, delay in, delay out, on-off functions, and the option to reset to factory default settings. Additionally, for establishments with stringent hygiene standards, a 24-hour mandatory hygiene flush feature is available upon request, ensuring water quality and system cleanliness.

In summary, the Smart 1000 faucet and its Smart series counterparts are not just your typical faucets; they are advanced solutions designed to offer both convenience and precision in commercial settings, all while meeting high hygiene standards and ensuring lasting durability.

school bathroom Renovations in school - Stern Engineering Touchless Faucets, Automatic Soap Dispensers, Hand Dryers, Flush Valves for Urinals and Toilets & Bathroom Accessories
Breding School in Jelling, Denmark, stands as a testament to Stern Engineering’s commitment to revolutionizing school restroom facilities through advanced touchless sanitary solutions. Established in 1974, Breding School encountered challenges related to water wastage, vandalism, and cross-contamination in its lavatory compartments and washrooms. In response, Stern Engineering implemented cutting-edge touchless solutions, including the Smart 1000B touchless deck-mounted faucet, as part of a comprehensive restroom renovation initiative. The transformative results showcased a significant reduction in water consumption, a substantial decrease in vandalism, and an overall improvement in hygiene. Breding School’s proactive adoption of touchless sanitary solutions underscores Stern Engineering’s mission to redefine the landscape of school restrooms, emphasizing cleanliness, efficiency, and the well-being of students and staff.
Stern Faucets specializes in advanced touchless restroom solutions tailored specifically for school environments. Our innovative products, such as the Smart 1000 touchless deck-mounted faucet, are designed to address key challenges in school bathrooms, offering water efficiency, hygiene, and durability.
In school settings, water efficiency is crucial. Stern Faucets’ Smart faucets, equipped with energy-saving sensor technology, significantly reduce total water consumption. The faucets feature a premixed option, providing water at a set temperature, ensuring precise control over water usage and contributing to sustainability efforts.
Schools often grapple with water wastage, vandalism, and cross-contamination in their bathroom facilities. Stern Faucets’ touchless solutions, exemplified by the Smart faucets, address these challenges by reducing water consumption, minimizing vandalism, and promoting a hygienic environment.
Stern Faucets’ Smart faucets promote hygiene by eliminating the need for physical contact. The touchless design reduces the risk of cross-contamination, creating a cleaner and safer environment for students and faculty. The auto stop feature also prevents faucets from being left on, minimizing water wastage.
Schools, like Breding School in Denmark, have reported significant benefits after installing Stern Faucets’ Smart faucets. These touchless faucets not only saved on total water consumption but also reduced hot water usage. The unique magnet solenoid valves, releasing only 1.3l/min, resulted in substantial cost savings and minimized vandalism.
Stern Faucets’ Smart series offers a comprehensive solution for school bathrooms, featuring touchless faucets with infrared sensors, integrated mixers for temperature adjustment, and built-in filters for superior water quality. The faucets prioritize durability with a latching solenoid valve and allow for easy customization through remote control, ensuring optimal performance in school facilities.
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Activated by infrared sensors, the tap, soap dispenser, and hand dryer operate without physical contact, providing a hygienic and contemporary user experience. LED pictograms offer intuitive user guidance, ensuring a seamless and hygienic handwashing process. The cabinet’s versatility extends to various commercial settings, including shopping malls, sports facilities, entertainment centers, hotels, airports, and transportation hubs. 

Stern’s Behind-the-Mirror Hand Washing Stations represent a comprehensive and space-saving approach to modern commercial washroom design.

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