Case Studies, Office Building

Commercial Office Project in the Upper Hill District – Nairobi

Britam Nairobi_Case_Study - Stern Engineering Touchless Faucets, Automatic Soap Dispensers, Hand Dryers, Flush Valves for Urinals and Toilets & Bathroom Accessories
Explore the transformative impact of Stern Engineering's touchless solutions in the heart of Nairobi's Upper Hill District, where a Commercial Office Project has witnessed a remarkable upgrade in customer experience. Through this illuminating case study, discover how over 500 units of touch-free faucets and concealed electronic flush valves for urinals have revolutionized the washrooms in this bustling office building.

With a focus on hygiene, efficiency, and water conservation, Stern’s touchless faucets and flush valves have seamlessly integrated into the office building’s washrooms, providing a modern and sophisticated touch. Join us as we delve into the details of this remarkable transformation, showcasing how our cutting-edge products have elevated the overall experience for occupants and visitors alike.

Experience the convenience and innovation that Stern Engineering brings to commercial spaces as we unveil the success story of this Commercial Office Project in the vibrant city of Nairobi. Witness how our touchless solutions have contributed to creating a more hygienic and efficient environment, setting new standards in the Upper Hill District.


Upper Hill is the high end financial and commercial district of Nairobi, the capital and largest city of Kenya. The district has seen an increase in major construction in recent years, specifically major skyscraper constructions. Several multinational corporations have set up offices in the area, these include insurance companies, banks, multinational hotel chains and other private investors who are all contributing to the gradual rise of upper hill skyline.

About the Customer:

Britam Tower is the newest and tallest landmark office project in Upper Hill, Nairobi, and with 32 floors it stands at 200m (660ft) high. The building serves as the regional headquarters of Britam Holdings Ltd., a financial services group listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange that offers financial products and services in insurance, asset management, property, and banking throughout East and Central Africa. Britam Tower also rents a total of 31,500m2 of commercial office space to large local and international companies covering this region.

Key Challenges:

Construction designers have used impressive combinations of steel, glass, wood and marble, making it an exciting addition to the innovative landscape of the city. A major issue that needed to be addressed by both the construction and design teams was finding a solution that would allow for concealed installation and yet remain in line with the extremely high design standards while ensuring unmatched levels of water conservation, hygiene protection and convenience.

Solution Implementation: Touch free faucets for office bathrooms

Britam Tower was constructed using cutting edge contemporary interior design, utilizing advanced wind turbines that generate power to parts of the building as part of their energy conservation efforts. All washrooms on each floor of this premium office building have been fitted with over 500 units in total of Stern Tubular electronic wall mounted faucets as well as Stern Jupiter 2040 concealed electronic flush valves for urinals, which have been installed in each of the men’s washrooms.

Measurable Results:

Stern Tubular faucets were chosen in line with the minimalist design features of the project. They are also compatible with the installation type requirements and by automatically shutting off when the user removes their hands from with the sensor range water consumption has also been drastically reduced.
The touch free electronic features of the Tubular faucet ensures no physical contact whatsoever with the faucet while the user is washing their hands which protects users from any cross contamination by germs that may have been left on the sanitary facilities and remain between maintenance visits.
The Jupiter 2040 concealed electronic flush valves in the men’s washrooms are the perfect fit for the strict minimalist design requirements. They are also operated by IR sensor which means that once again, no physical contact whatsoever with the urinal is necessary for protection from cross contamination.
In addition, in an effort to maximize hygiene the Jupiter 2040 is equipped with a 24 hour duty flush which actually prevents the trap seal from drying out and in addition gets rid of the potential bacteria created by standing water in between regular flushes when the washroom is unused.
Many of the sensor settings in both products mentioned are customizable by remote control providing maintenance staff and management with full control over water flow, water temperature and water consumption for cost effective and ecologically sound results.

Stern Virtual Tour - Creating on the Cutting edge of Touchless Innovation

Touchless faucets, soap dispensers and hand dryers can effortlessly improve hygiene, and in addition, they save water, soap and energy. At Stern, everything is developed and produced onsite, from complete products to specific components such as infrared sensors, piezo switches and solenoid valves. In addition to our standard product range, we also manufacture custom-made products on demand. By maintaining core operations onsite, Stern ensures the high quality of its cost-effective products and components.

SWAR - Soap, Water & Air Revolution

Stern’s touchless tap, soap dispenser and high-speed hand dryer or paper dispenser behind a mirror at a lockable cabinet. Behind The Mirror Cabinet – Clean, Hygienic & Germs Free Bathroom Solution One of Stern’s bathroom breakthroughs, the all-inclusive SWAR, Soap, Water and Air Revolution, a complete sanitary cabinet with a lockable mirror including a high-speed hand dryer, mixing valve, touch-free faucet, touch-free soap dispenser, and LED pictograms for user guidance, is now available in a variety of sizes and modules.

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