As part of its “Green Mosque” campaign with the Ministry of Waqf in Damascus, Syria, Grohe replaced 50 mixers in the Great Umayyad Mosque with Contropress and Contromix self-closing taps to minimise water waste.
The free mixers were ordered from Grohe HQ in Germany, where the company designed 29 Contromix mixers for the male and female washrooms and 21 Contrpress wall-mountable mixers in the central courtyard area.
The “Green Mosque” initiative, launched in the Middle East in 2009, is part of Grohe’s global WaterCare campaign, to increase awareness about water conservation.
The Great Umayyad Mosque was selected as the beneficiary of this initiative because it is one of the largest and oldest mosques in the world and is considered the fourth holiest place in Islam.
It is also the destination for thousands of worshippers and tourists every day; therefore, the water conservation initiative will have an impact in preserving water and saving money.
“Grohe is dedicated to using its advanced technological resources, first-class materials and design innovation to ensure water efficiency,” said Ziad Saasaa, country manager, Grohe Syria.
“It is this combination of factors that directly equates to reduced water consumption and products that deliver the best possible experience and which last a lifetime.”
The “Green Mosque” initiative is in partnership with Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) and Sesam Business Consultants.
The “Green Mosque” initiative is now being rolled out in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.