Hotel Griffon Flushing Less Money and Water Down the Drain Brondell Perfect Flush System Helping Slash Upscale Establishment’s Water Use

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Hotel Griffen uses Perfect Flush dual-flush system to save water and money. This dual-flush functionality will reduce the Hotel Griffon’s toilet water use by upwards of 18,000 gallons monthly, thereby saving the establishment close to $3,500 dollars per year. This is just another step towards hoteliers going green in our current climate.

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Hotel Griffon is fully committed to reducing our overall environmental impact. Perfect Flush was an easy way to reduce our water bill and guest response has been very positive about the product and our proactive eco efforts.

When the upscale Hotel Griffon in San Francisco receives its October water bill, they can anticipate a pleasant surprise. That’s because the boutique building’s 57 rooms and 5 luxury suites have recently been retrofitted with Perfect Flush dual-flush systems by Brondell. This dual-flush functionality will reduce the Hotel Griffon’s toilet water use by upwards of 18,000 gallons monthly, thereby saving the establishment close to $3,500 dollars per year.

In 2007, the Hotel Griffon underwent a full renovation to provide an even more luxurious lodging experience on San Francisco's Embarcadero Waterfront. While that makeover included the installation of 1.6-gallon toilet tanks in all of its rooms, the popular Bay-area hotel aims to conserve even more water by revamping heavily flushed toilets with Brondell Perfect Flushes. As a result, the hotel expects to save 37 percent of the water. At full occupancy, that figure represents a savings of 595 gallons per day or 217,175 gallons annually.

As a certified member of the California Green Lodging Association, the Hotel Griffon engages in best practices for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. The installation of water-saving Perfect Flush systems is the establishment’s capstone effort to provide its guest with eco-friendly amenities in addition to the extensive hotel features that make Hotel Griffon a true gem amongst San Francisco hotels. To mark the occasion, a launch event will take place at the hotel on October 1, 2009. There, the local community, media and politicians will witness firsthand the Perfect Flush’s water savings.

Just how much water and money can the Hotel Griffon expect to save? According to the Earth Easy blog, the average person flushes a toilet eight times per day. Multiply that figure by an average of two guests per room using the old 1.6-gallon toilets and the hotel was using almost 48,000 gallons of water per no-vacancy month just with its toilets.

Indeed, the establishment’s July 2009 water bill attests to that waste. Totaling a hefty $4,230, the invoice revealed that the Hotel Griffon used 266,288 gallons in one month. With the Perfect Flush, the hotel should see both numbers decrease significantly in October. Best of all, because the Perfect Flush system can be installed on the hotel’s existing toilets, the retrofitting will cost the establishment far less than installing new dual-flush toilets.

Hotel Griffon’s general manager, Norbert Mede, notes, “Hotel Griffon is fully committed to reducing our overall environmental impact. Perfect Flush was an easy way to reduce our water bill and guest response has been very positive about the product and our proactive eco efforts.”

Large-scale establishment owners who would like to slash their water usage and bills can learn more about the Perfect Flush dual-flush system online at http://www.brondell.com. Interested media may arrange a meeting with company by calling (772) 633-8337.

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