Crafting Comfortable Water Conservation

Evolve Technologies develops innovations that help people to enjoy more, use less. The evolve team is a talented team of researchers, designers, and engineers dedicated to delivering meaningful water, energy, and utility savings – without asking anyone to change a single thing.

Evolve’s core technology, ShowerStart, conveniently eliminates ‘behavioral waste’ (more below) by saving the water and energy that’s used while you’re waiting for the shower to become warm. With ShowerStart, a small thermostatic shut-off valve (TSV) is all that’s needed to preserve the resources most don’t even realize they’re wasting. Better still, conservation occurs without changing shower feel, flow or even your morning routine.

Behavioral Waste

Behavioral waste occurs when bathers use their time comfortably and efficiently while waiting for hot water to reach the shower. It is defined by the period of time they continue to remain away from the shower even after bathing temperature water has arrived, unbeknownst to them.

Because its volume will vary based on a showerhead’s flow rate, behavioral waste is most appropriately expressed in time. Analysis of recent data collected by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) in the greater San Francisco Bay Area combined LBNL analysis of the 1999 REUWS (Residential End Uses of Water Study), finding that behavioral waste typically exists within a 38 – 56 second range. Put simply, the average water user will waste anywhere from 38-56 seconds of perfectly hot water per shower. Taking into account the billions of showers that are taken a day, one thing is certain: That’s a lot of hot water!

Read more about behavioral waste research here.

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Better Sense

WaterSense, created by the EPA, establishes minimum performance requirements for efficient showerheads. The standard is good, but evolve believes it’s possible to do better. That’s why evolve has crafted all evolve showerheads to greatly exceed WaterSense requirements for flow rate accuracy, water coverage and shower feel.

 

 

Evolve Water Efficient Bath and Shower Systems Products

ShowerStart TSV

ShowerStart technology puts an end to the behavioral waste of hot water. This clever innovation conveniently saves the water and energy used while waiting for the shower to become warm. With ShowerStart a small thermostatic shut-off valve (TSV) is all that’s needed to save the resources most don’t even realize they’re wasting. Better still, conservation occurs without changing shower feel, flow or even your morning routine.

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Evolve Showerheads

With elegant styling, full-face spray patterns and powerful performance regardless of your home’s water pressure, evolve showerheads give you a lot more to enjoy. Boost your savings, comfort and convenience by choosing a model with an integrated ShowerStart Thermostatic Shut-off Valve (TSV).

Auto-Diverting Tub Spout System

Breaking tradition — This is no ordinary tub spout. Featuring an integrated ShowerStart TSV, the system helps hot water reach your tub up to 2x faster and then automatically diverts it to the showerhead once it’s there. Experience the ultimate in comfort and convenience while eliminating buckets of hot water waste.

Revive your combination tub/shower enclosure with this forward-thinking tub spout and showerhead system, and enjoy the definitive fusion of comfort, convenience and conservation.

Evolve Handshowers

Clean lines combine with plentiful spray patterns to make evolve handshowers the ideal choice for a great start to each and every day. Compliment your conservation, comfort and convenience by choosing a model with an integrated ShowerStart Thermostatic Shutt-off Valve (TSV).

Handshowers by evolve feature standard spray patterns with dozens and dozens of anti-clog spray nozzles, distributed throughout the spray-face to ensure maximum water coverage, cleaning power, and warmth. Massaging spray patterns pulse with perfection to ease away life’s stresses and strains. Evolve also offers a trickle pattern to save even more hot water while soaping-up or shaving.

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Visit evolve Technologies to see more about their water efficient bath and shower systems.

 

 

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