This page provides official Government best practice guidance on buying showers that are more efficient, reducing power consumption and water use.
What does sustainability mean for efficient showers?
Making showers more efficient can be one of the easiest steps organisations can take to increase sustainability, and the business case is crystal clear. Tools such as aerators, flow controls and automatic switch off reduce water usage and power consumption – so saving money without sacrificing performance. They’re also typically cheap and easy to install.
Mandatory specifications and voluntary best practice have been developed for procuring efficient showers, the links below take you to these specifications and help you choose the best options for you.
All central government departments and their related organisations must ensure that they meet at least the mandatory Government Buying Standards when buying goods and services in the product groups covered on this site.
- WRAP guidance and model clauses for procurement of water efficient design, construction and facilities management for buildings
- Check the ECA guidance on ways to increase the efficiency of showers
- See details of the water policy in England
Page last modified: 30 March, 2011