Propelair celebrates our UAE Green Building Membership

Driving sustainability through our wider membership network. At Propelair we don’t simply deliver sustainable solutions, we also practice sustainability.

Emirates GBC Membership

Through our new Emirates GBC membership, we commit to not only creating sustainable water-savings solutions but also practice sustainability in our own way of work. Although we have saved billions of litres of water by producing the world’s lowest water-flush toilet, we believe that we can do more. For this reason, we partner with our industry associates to both lead and purposefully drive environmental benefit; and our mission of saving the planet, one flush at a time!

Our Emirates GBC membership allows us to take advantage of a broad range of technical, educational and marketing benefits, helping us keep our eye on the target audience and general public that we help keep informed about the importance of environmental health, for our, and our future generations’ shared benefit.

With its eye on promoting and educating on sustainability in the built environment, a strategic partnership through membership with Emirates GBC, a non-government organisation, makes sense.  Emirates GBC is also the official Green Building Council for the UAE endorsed by the World Green Building Council.

Implementing change

We are proud to state that through our UAE and South African Green Building Council membership and by retrofitting and installing new Propelair toilets across the globe, we have deepened our involvement in a movement that will change the way the world is built!

Because of the growing scarcity of drinking water across the globe, we purposefully drive our ambition of ‘being the sanitaryware business with the greatest impact on water savings’. By targeting public and commercial washrooms with a water savings solution, we attend to the area that accounts for up to 90% of water consumption in public areas. With toilets wasting almost half of this grand total, our core drive expanded to not only provide a water saving solution but one that also makes financial sense, making a Propelair installation a simple and easy decision to make.

Innovation at the core

Our innovation enables a flush that only uses 1.5lt of water, a fraction compared to the traditional option that utilizes an average of six to nine litres per flush. By replacing 9 litres of water with 120 litres of air to propel just 1.5 litres of water into existing drains, we contribute to better waste management to help create a more sustainable future and save millions of litres of water, and its cost, per annum.

Further benefits include a significantly lower carbon footprint due to the reduced processing of water. The closed lid seals the unit to channel the air and reduces airborne germs by up to 95%. The Propelair system conveniently connects to existing plumbing systems, making it easy to retrofit. It is also ideal for off-grid buildings where waste removal is costly.

Save water

Save money

Cut carbon

Improve hygiene

Improved Design

Save Water

Toilet flushing can account for up to 48% of water consumption in commercial buildings. Changing your toilets to a more efficient technology can really pay dividends when seeking to save water and energy.

Uses up to 84% less water

Propelair uses only 1.5 litres of water per flush, a fraction compared to the UK average of 9 litres. Average flush volumes can be significantly higher than their cistern capacity due to double flushing, leakages and filling while still flushing.

Save Money

Water is becoming an ever more valuable and costly resource. Propelair is a quick, simple and economic solution to reducing water costs instantly.

Reduce outgoing costs

Propelair reduces water and sewage bills by up to 60%.

Achieves quick payback

This can be achieved in less than one year.

Receive 100% tax relief on your first-year investment

ECA eligible – claim 19% back of investment

Reduce Carbon

Propelair’s significant water savings help organisations to reduce their environmental impact by becoming more efficient and using less resources.

Uses up to 80% less energy

Boosts resource efficiency and building performance.

Creates on average over 80% less carbon

Less energy for water and waste processing, meaning the toilet’s carbon footprint is reduced on average by over 80%.

*statistics based on a 9 litre average flush

Improve Hygiene

Propelair is one of the most hygienic systems available, creating a cleaner toilet environment for customers, clients, patients and staff, while having a positive impact on health, well-being and productivity.

Eradicated aerosol germs

Propelair reduces aerosolised germs by up to 95%. The germs are trapped inside Propelair’s unique closable lid, and then efficiently removed with its powerful air flush, creating a more hygienic and healthier washroom environment for users.

Reduces odours

Thanks to Propelair’s unique closable lid, odours are dramatically reduced.

Protected by SteriTouch®

Antimicrobial additives in the handle help reduce germs.

Removes contaminants

Conventional toilets can leave 6% of previous users’ contaminants behind after flushing, which can become airborne during frequent flushes. Propelair removes up to 99.9% of contaminants, ensuring less risk of cross-contamination.

Avoid the “sneeze effect”

Flushing a conventional toilet creates a “sneeze effect,” spraying bacteria, viruses and moisture into the air. These airborne aerosols can travel up to 1 metre away from the toilet itself contaminating the surrounding washroom surfaces.

Harmful bacteria can survive up to 24 hours on washroom surfaces making it a perfect breeding ground for viruses and germs to spread. With Propelair, this unhygienic “sneeze effect” is avoided.

Improved Design

Propelair’s design is a significant step change compared to conventional toilets, with better performance, quicker flush and a simple maintenance process.

High performance

Combining 1.5 litres of water and displaced air technology creates a powerful, high-performance flush which easily removes all waste with one flush.

Queue time reduced

Propelair quickly refills in up to 30 seconds compared to conventional systems which can take up to 2-3 minutes. An efficient flush saves time and reduces queues, especially during periods of high usage.

Maintenance made easy

Propelair’s rimless pan and side hinges make previously hard-to-clean areas easily accessible, ensuring a thorough cleaning process can be carried out.

Durable design

Propelair is designed to be strong and durable, making it well suited for heavy use / challenging environments.

A focus on hygiene

By placing emphasis on the hygiene factor or public washrooms, we have designed our low-water flush toilets to help avoid the ‘sneeze effect’. Flushing a conventional toilet creates a “sneeze effect,” spraying bacteria, viruses and moisture into the air. Scientific research in Physics of Fluids found that standard toilets produce a “massive upward transport of virus particles, with 40%–60% of particles reaching above the toilet seat, leading to large-scale virus spread” when flushed. These airborne aerosols can travel up to 2 metres away from the toilet itself, contaminating the surrounding washroom surfaces and getting drawn into ventilation systems to travel throughout the building.

Harmful bacteria can survive up to 24 hours on washroom surfaces making it a perfect breeding ground for viruses and germs to spread. By blocking the path of faecal–oral transmission, which occurs commonly in toilet usage, we are able to suppress the spread of viruses, airborne germs and thereby curb washroom infection risk. The germs are trapped inside Propelair’s unique closable lid, and then efficiently removed with its powerful air flush, creating a more hygienic and healthier washroom environment for users. A study by the Centre for Research into Environment and Health (CREH) found Propelair reduced aerosolised bacteria by 95%. The steri-touch handle also contains antimicrobial additives that help reduce germs and minimises the risk of infection.

Sustainable solutions

We are proud of our Emirates GBC membership and will continue to support sustainable solutions through practical and efficient Propelair toilet installations. 

We stand by what we say! Our unique business approach presents an in-depth case study that outlines your water, cost and time savings, prior to installation. Calculate your savings by visiting our Cost Saving Calculator now.

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About Propelair
Propelair is an international cleantech company that utilises technology to produce and install the worlds’ lowest water-flush toilet. Our innovation replaces 9lt of water with a 120lt of air to achieve an 84% water saving, per flush. We positively contribute and enable our global customers across the healthcare, manufacturing, retail, education, transport, commercial and industrial markets to change the way the world consumes water. | | +44 1268 548322