Australian Company CINTEP Presents at the B4E Global Climate Summit

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The B4E Summit 2013 in London which has the theme “Net Zero, Climate Positive” has requested CINTEP, an Australian company that designs and builds the most efficient shower systems in the world, to participate in the panel discussion on boosting innovation to combat climate change.

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We cut the environmental impact and the cost of showering by 70% without reducing the enjoyment.

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The B4E (Business for the Environment) Climate Summit 2013 took place at London’s Hurlingham Club on 28th and 29th May 2013. The purpose of the summit was studying business opportunities across various industry sectors and reframing the sustainability debate. Nick Christy, the CEO of Australian company CINTEP, was invited to be one of the panelists for the discussion on innovation from SME’s as a solution to reducing environmental impacts in a way that is both profitable for the company and beneficial for the customer.

Nick Christy was invited to the event as representative or spokesperson of the company that won the 2011 Green Challenge, which is the world’s most valuable Clean Technology Competition. CINTEP builds the most efficient shower systems in the world. Christy explains, “Our showers reduce water consumption and energy consumption from showering by 70% without reducing flow rate at the showerhead, water temperature or the time you spend in the shower. We cut the environmental impact and the cost of showering by 70% without reducing the enjoyment.”

Showers, including power showers, mixer showers and electric showers, are the largest use of water and the second largest energy consumer in most people’s homes. CINTEP’s patented technology reduces both water and energy consumption by 70% without reducing flow rate at the showerhead. CINTEP’s shower produces 9 litres per minute at the showerhead but uses just 2.7 litres of water per minute to do so. The remarkable improvement in water and energy efficiency is obtained by recycling, filtering and heat pasteurising shower water in real time. “This treatment process takes less than 30 seconds and means no water is stored in the shower, and no water is shared between users,” adds Christy.

The company’s mission is to save 1 billion litres of water by the end of 2016 (meaning they would have to sell 2,500 showers) and save 1 million tons of CO2 by the end of 2020 (by installing 100,000 showers). The reduction of carbon dioxide emissions is a long-term global goal; unfortunately, there has been surprisingly little reduction in overall CO2 emissions in the housing industry, according to studies. Hopefully, with the dedication of CINTEP to effectively meet its objective and with its participation in this year’s climate summit in London, people will become more aware and choose the environmentally sound option offered by CINTEP which will become fully available in 2014.

The real benefit comes from the fact that this efficiency also reduces water and power bills substantially and provides a better shower experience for the user, including no cold water on start up, unlimited hot water when needed, precise control of water flow and temperature and the ability to pause and restart the shower with no change in temperature. From a plumber or builders perspective CINTEP’s shower is easy to install, requiring only cold water and power connections, no hot water system or plumbing is required.

Other panel participants at the B4E Climate Summit include the directors of IKEA, The World Wildlife Fund, The Technology Strategies Board and The Climate Group, while attendees and other speakers include government advisors, university professors and senior management of companies like PwC, Renault Nissan, Proctor and Gamble, Accenture, Google etc.

To learn more about CINTEP’s mission, bathroom designs and energy saving tips, visit its website.

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