In Australia’s booming construction and design market, environmentally conscious consumers, designers, and specifiers are giving preference to solutions that contribute to healthy home and office environments while also promoting sustainability and energy efficiency. Water filtration systems are a critical component of this balancing act, as their popularity extends into homes and offices across Australia. The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates that over 32% of Australian households use some form of drinking water filtration. Recognition that reliably clean tap water is significantly cheaper and more sustainable than bottled water – tap water costs 1 cent per litre compared to the average $2.53 per litre for bottled water per Australian Museum estimates – has also encouraged workplaces to opt for water filtration devices.
With the variety of water filtration products on the market, a key problem is identifying which solutions meet the performance expectations of consumers. When selecting water filtration products, the main performance requirements relate to providing clean, fresh drinking water and robust environmental credentials. However, environmentally conscious consumers, designers, and specifiers need to cast a more critical eye on three key areas:
- Energy efficiency: Filtration devices that feature properly insulated tanks, heat exchange technology, efficient motors and standby modes all contribute to savings in energy use.
- Compliance with Green Building Standards (GBS): GBS refers to a sustainable approach to design. Specifiers must consider the environmental impact of the filtration device itself, such as its service life, energy-saving features, and whether it was made out of recyclable materials.
- Independent certification: Specifiers must be critical of environmental credentials claimed by manufacturers and identify whether products have been independently certified by schemes such as Global GreenTag, WaterMark or certification in accordance with the UK Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS).
For over 25 years, Billi has led the Australasian market for water filtration systems, delivering high performance solutions for healthy, sustainable and energy efficient living and workspaces. Models such as Eco, Quadra and Quadra Plus hold GreenTag Gold certification, meaning they meet international standards and stringent scientific testing, highlighting Billi’s commitment to Green Building Objectives. Billi’s filtrations systems contain patented technology that reuses energy to preheat water, as well as effective insulation and standby modes contributing to energy savings.
Billi’s environmental credentials are among the best in market. Billi products come with a long service life, reducing overall environmental costs, and are backed by a 24-month warranty. Billi water systems are manufactured to strict quality standards, and designed to provide maximum efficiency and energy savings.
Designed to meet the water filtration needs of the dynamic contemporary office, the Billi X Series dispenser range delivers performance and efficiency without compromising on style and design. The streamlined range of dispensers is the ideal solution for any commercial space where sustainability and energy efficiency are key priorities.
The XL Levered Dispenser is the conventional lever-operated instant boiling and chilled filtered water dispenser. Users can control water flow with two position-sensitive levers which, thanks to a wide range of finishes, also offer maximum design versatility. Coloured levers provide greater visibility where LED indicators are not as visible, and braille pads can be selected for enhanced accessibility.
The X Touch Dispenser features a touch-sensitive top operating panel inset into a sleek dispenser body. The XR Remote Dispenser and Safety Dispenser offer safe, convenient alternative modes of activation that deliver functionality and safety for all users, while the remote dispenser allows the operational panel to be easily positioned to meet accessibility requirements. Similarly, the Safety Dispenser can be used in high-risk environments such as mental health and correctional facilities by providing remote activation of the dispenser’s key functions.
Billi systems are independently certified and comply with the requirements of AS/NZS 4020, AS1428 Accessibility Design, and ISO 9001. Billi systems have been tested to comply with Watermark licenses. Billi filters are WRAS approved.
For more information about Billi’s range of sustainable, energy efficient water filtration solutions, visit https://www.billi.com.au.