Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Sustainable Shower Wins Prize

A British entrepreneur’s award-winning shower that could save 5.3 million tonnes of CO2 annually will soon be available to consumers. Guest blog about a green innovation.

Brit entrepreneur Nick Christy was announced as the winner of a global green challenge, championed in the UK by People's Postcode Lottery.

Nick and his team have secured £435,000 from the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge to bring his sustainable shower to market. His winning entry, the Water Recycling Shower, reduces water usage and energy costs by an impressive 70%.

The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge jury were impressed by Nick’s effective and innovative invention, his solid business plan, and the ease with which the shower could become a common feature in all households. On his win, the 40 year old declared “It’s fantastic. The prize money puts my team and me in a position to devote ourselves full-time to getting this shower on the market.”

“If we were to achieve even just a 1% market share in Europe, USA and Australia, 5.3 million tons of CO2 and 211,574 gigalitres of water could be saved annually. This could have an enormous positive impact on the environment.”

The shower’s special design means it reduces water and power consumption without reducing water flow at the showerhead so it does not forfeit the showering experience for its green credentials. The shower design is completely hygienic. The ‘recycled’ water is filtered and heat pasteurised as it is heated for use.

Now in its fifth year, the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge encourages people to think creatively about fighting climate change. Previous winning British ideas include a flat roof turbine, designed by Yorkshire man Dean Gregory of The Power Collective.


Jonathan said...

If it requires a 40A power supply vs the usual 15A or 20A supply that existing showers have, then how is it going to save energy?

Adrian Windisch said...

the amps doest tell u how much power ia used,, need to know watts. The arricle says that water is pumped and filtered for reuse, so using less tap water. They calculate the amount of energy saved.

Personally I want to see showers amd toilets use rainwater. The cost of filtering amd pumping drinking water to every home ia considerable.