Following the announcement of the first category's judging panel, the judging panel for the second category in the Bathroom Manufacturers Association’s Sustainability Awards has been revealed. The second category – the Water Efficiency Award, sponsored by Unified Water Label Association – is open to bathroom manufacturers who are tackling one of the first effects of climate change – water scarcity. With over 60% of domestic water consumption being in the bathroom, the sector has a key role to play in improving water efficiency. The award will recognise innovations that maintain consumers’ bathroom experience, while improving water efficiency.
The panel of three specialist experts are: Tom Andrewartha, chair of the Water Efficiency Network, Water UK; Jacob Tompkins, co-founder of the The Water Retail Company; and Yvonne Orgill, MD of the Unified Water Label Association. The judges will be rating the quality, the potential water saving and the innovativeness of the product.
Tom Andrewartha, said: “We know changes in bathroom designs can make big differences in water consumption, whether it’s showering, taps or toilets, water-intensive activities in the home are under the spotlight like never before.
“When engineers and manufacturers apply creativity and innovative thinking, we have the power to minimise the water consumption of bathrooms across the world.”
The BMA has created the awards this year to celebrate achievement and acknowledge the importance of sustainability as a priority topic in the bathroom industry. The awards are made up of five categories, and the BMA says that each one will be a 'pat on the back' for its members who are driving change and reducing their environmental impact. Individuals, projects, team entries and company submissions can all be made, and it is permitted to make multiple different entries.
The awards are open to full BMA members and affiliates – for more information, click here. The deadline is 5pm on 27th August, 2021.