Guinness World Record Holding Hand Dryer

What is Business Sustainability?

Business sustainability refers to business models and managerial decisions grounded in financial, environmental and social concerns.
Sustainable companies:

  • Create long-term financial value.
  • Know how their actions affect the environment and actively work to reduce their impacts.
  • Care about their employees, customers and communities and work to make positive social change.
  • Understand these three elements are intimately connected to each other.

Compared to companies that focus on short-term profits and make decisions based solely on the bottom line, sustainable companies think long term.

They forge strong relationships with employees and members of the community. They find ways to reduce the amount of natural resources they consume and the amount of waste and pollution they produce. As a result, sustainable companies thrive, surviving shocks like global recessions, worker strikes, executive scandals and boycotts by environmental activists.

(Changing the System, Network for Business Sustainability, Canada and Deloitte, 2013)

Background

UK businesses could save £23 billion per year by improving the way they use resources and interact with their business premises, furthermore the built environment accounts for around 33% of waste and 47 per cent of UK greenhouse gas emissions, and what’s alarming is that 30% – 50% of the energy in buildings is wasted!

In order to reduce overall emissions and waste in line with government policy, by 80 percent by 2050, both existing and new buildings must provide measurable data to provide greater transparency, being built and renovated to ‘climate-friendly’ standards. Thus, smart energy management is the most dynamic segment of the building technologies and services industry.

The Company

SAVORTEX is a Technology Strategy Board funded, award winning British Green Technology Manufacturer and IoT (Internet of Things) Company.

We have found that hidden risks in buildings i.e. cost, energy and waste can be identified and turned in profitability through smart technology that produces actionable data. In that context, our engineers have combined British Manufacturing, Innovation and low energy digital brushless-motor technology with IoT to create the EcoCurve™, energy saving and smart hand dryer range.

We design, manufacture and supply this game changing hand dryer range which can also be connected to the internet providing actionable insights into washrooms.

The usage and footfall data reported from the dryers feed the SAVORTEX Intelligent Data portal (SID™), allowing our clients to centrally and remotely manage cleaning of their washroom facilities from the cloud. The analytics provides predictions to improve resource efficiency and cross-functional, continuous conversations between stakeholders.

The result is profit-boosting insights through faster problem resolution with significant reductions in cost, waste and energy.

We serve sustainability focused organisations like the Royal Bank of Scotland, Carillion Plc., British Airways and Marriott Hotels to name a few who are experiencing huge savings in cost, energy and waste by using our smart technology. We measure our success based on the quality, value and service we provide. Many of these organisations are designing or managing BREEAM or LEED certified buildings.

RBS (Royal bank of Scotland) recently announced savings of £35,000 and 14 tonnes of waste per building per year by using our EcoCurve™, smart hand dryer. Our groundbreaking and smart innovation recently featured in the Telegraph, The Independent and several Facilities Management Journals.

The company, which continues to grow, brings innovative technology to market and has been selected as one of the UK’s top 16 high growth CleanTech companies backed by the UKTi.

The unique nature of SAVORTEX’s design, programming and engineering capabilities and patented technology, not only makes our products virtually impossible to replicate, but also creates opportunities for the intellectual property to be widely leveraged through a range of innovative products.

SAVORTEX is set apart within the marketplace. The company has secured worldwide Intellectual Property Rights for its EcoCurve™ hand drying and wireless data communications technology. Our products are transforming the hand drying marketplace firmly placing us as leaders of a smart energy saving revolution.

The Challenge

The urgency resulting from global warming and the rising tide of waste, is driving innovators to produce incredible technologies and entrepreneurs to find hidden costs that can be removed by those technologies.

We identified that cost, waste and energy consumption in washrooms are difficult to manage and the hand drying market as an opportunity for innovation. Our engineers were given the challenge to find a green alternative to expensive paper towels with their associated environmentally unfriendly processes of manufacture and disposal, and to overcome the energy hungry (1600W to 2400W) and inefficient, short life expectancy of conventional brushed-motor based hand dryers.

The recent energy price rises and media focus on the impacts of climate change mean that organisations are implementing environmental strategies to reduce both energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) based on actionable data.

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EcoCurve Hand Dryer
EcoCurve design process

The Solution

We have found that the hidden risks in buildings i.e. carbon and waste can identified and turned into profitability through smart, actionable data.  We also found that energy consumption and product longevity are also critical factors contributing to the overall sustainability of a hand dryer.

Thus, we have designed, manufactured and launched a game-changing energy saving and smart hand dryer range. Introducing EcoCurve™ 550A and 550D, this new range uses the latest compact digital brushless motor technology and a patented energy recovery and curved air delivery technique to maximise energy efficiency.

The EcoCurve™ 550D is a smart dryer recording real-time energy and washroom footfall which is wirelessly reported to our SAVORTEX® Intelligent Data portal (SID™). This data intelligence allows for accurate ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 reporting and contribute to the management of energy targets within the building.

These unique options directly reduce costs and add to bottom-line profitability by saving waste and energy and managing costly resources efficiently.

Our Clients

We serve sustainability focused organisations like the Royal Bank of Scotland, Carillion Plc., British Airways and Marriott Hotels to name a few who are experiencing huge savings in cost, energy and waste by using our smart technology. We measure our success based on the quality, value and service we provide. Many of these organisations are designing or managing BREEAM or LEED certified buildings.

RBS (Royal bank of Scotland) recently announced savings of £35,000 and 14 tonnes of waste per building per year by using our EcoCurveTM, smart hand dryer. Our groundbreaking and smart innovation recently featured in the Telegraph, The Independent and several Facilities Management Journals. Please read what RBS have to say here

Awards and Accreditations

The company has the following Accreditations & Awards:

  • Selected as one of the UK’s top 16 high growth Cleantech companies backed by the UKTi.
  • The first hand dryer manufacturer to achieve a Guinness World Records title for the world’s most energy efficient hand dryer.
  • Winners of Energy Product/Service Award at the Environment & Energy Award
  • Winners of energy efficient product of the year at the Energy Awards
  • Launched the world’s first smart hand dryer (reports usage & energy data)

The unique nature of SAVORTEX’s design and engineering capabilities and patented technology, not only makes our products virtually impossible to replicate, but also creates opportunities for the intellectual property to be widely leveraged through a range of innovative products.

SAVORTEX is set apart within the marketplace. The company has secured worldwide Intellectual Property Rights for its EcoCurve™ hand drying and wireless data communications technology. Our products are transforming the hand drying marketplace, firmly placing us as leaders of a smart energy saving revolution.

Our Promises

We will continue to design and build sustainably, with the environment in mind, using local suppliers wherever possible.

We will continually invest in research and development and in our design to achieve lower energy consumption, improve performance and help you meet your energy reduction targets.

We actively support charities such as Children Plus and Water Aid. If you would like to take part please register on our website.

ARRANGE A MEETING

Talk to us. We offer not only flexible payment terms to buy hand dryers but also a comprehensive suite of technical and operational services to select, deliver, install and maintain our products direct and through key partnerships.