phycological impact materials, colours and lighting play in crew
living and social spaces is something we have always worked hard at
reflecting in our designs. No less here, where sometimes the shower
is the only place a crew member can find some individual solace from
a hectic day.
& Form is the driving force behind all our designs.The client
understood the benefits of both, and in doing so really reaped the
work with a visionary client that understood this,encouraged and
challenged us to achieve more.A carbon off set project with a low
carbon footprint for the manufacturing process but just as
importantly during the products lifecycle.
we looked long and hard at the water cycle within the yacht, from the
laundry to wash down water and toilet flushes!"
ten minute shower uses about 85-95 litres of water, depending on the
flow rate of the shower head
you have 16 crew on board for 365 days a year thats about 525,000
litres or 923,870 pints of water.Which is the equilvant in volume as
about 3,300 barrels of oil.
are resource-constrained environments. Fresh water is one of these
precious resources, so the way forward was to get as near to a closed
loop water system as possible.
reduce´s impacts on the yachting enviroment,pressure on a primary
resource and reduces the yachts lifecycle runing costs.
us to apply the design to the yachts systems as well, was all very
in the case of the shower unit why have this hot water just gurgle
down the drain to sit in a grey water tank without reusing its
on the specification for the crew and the owners owners areas, we
have drainwater heat recovery (DHR) devices that recover heat energy
from drainwater. This energy can be used to preheat cold water going
to showers, a water heater, or a dedicated storage device. DHR
systems reduce the energy needed for heating water and, in essence,
increase the capacity of water heaters.
then recycled the shower grey water through a number of filtration
and microbial processes so that the water could then be used safely
in the laundry,wash down and of course flushing toilets.Easing the
pressure on costly freshly produced desalinated water.
Design-Working with visionary clients to create sustainable yachts