Project Description

Sustainable Workspaces

Sustainable Workspaces, the home of Sustainable Ventures, is now saving 1,100 litres of water a day by switching to Propelair, the UK designer and manufacturer of the world’s lowest-water-flush toilet.

By installing 13 toilets on the third floor of its County Hall HQ in central London, the coworking space has lowered its water consumption by more than 84 litres per toilet, per day. Sustainable Ventures is the largest Climate Tech ecosystem in Europe.

In the 38 working days tested for savings (Oct to Nov 2021 inclusive), the company saved 41,562 litres  – equivalent to 138 full baths, or filling one bath every day from 1 January until 22 May. Sustainable Workspaces also reduced its carbon footprint by 58kg – equivalent to 5.7 gallons of diesel, or 146 miles driven by an average car (the distance from its head office to Yorkshire Dales National Park).

Shrinking water use with Propelair toilets

“We are as committed to sustainability, preserving resources and fighting climate change as our occupants, so it’s important we employ the most effective technology, and that people see this,” said James Byrne, Co-Founder of Sustainable Workspaces. Sustainable Ventures is a full service ecosystem empowering sustainable start-ups to scale through community, investment, innovation and workspace. Hosting an ever-growing community, Sustainable Workspaces’ central London hubs connect like-minded businesses delivering commercial solutions to climate change and resource scarcity.

“We are delighted to be helping Sustainable Workspaces reduce its water use, control its costs, promote hygiene and limit carbon emissions,” said David Hollander, CEO of Propelair, previously MD of Dyson UK.