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Water and energy saving for the bathroom

With the integrated functions ECO, ECO+ & FlowControl

Make a contribution to saving water and energy: Because even small actions can make a big difference. LAUFEN has long since prioritised the considered use of precious resources. With the functions ECO, ECO+ and FlowControl, the efficient consumption of water and energy is made easy. For example, faucets with the ECO+ function have a cold water start when the lever is in the central basic position. Faucets with the ECO function have a normal mixing ability, but depending on the cartridge, users can feel if they are consuming more through temperature and quantity brakes (FlowControl). 


The ECO function is a simple and intelligent savings solution for private households. By using water-saving aerators and temperature brakes, ECO fittings enable a reduction in water and energy consumption of around 30%. An additional advantage is that these fittings are particularly durable and require little maintenance. 


With the ECO+ function, LAUFEN goes one step further. Fittings that are equipped with this function completely prevent unwanted hot water consumption, since only cold water is supplied when the operating lever is in the central basic position. This so-called cold water start is the best solution for the economical use of both energy and water, for private households and in semi-public and public areas such as restaurants or hotels. 


The FlowControl function operates as a quantity brake, a noticeable resistance when regulating the water jet. This ensures that less water is wasted, since full pressure and the full amount of water are only activated by consciously pushing the lever beyond the volume brake. Fittings with the FlowControl function are accordingly marked. 

LAUFEN series with water and energy saving functions

If you’re looking for savings yet enjoy the familiarity of adjusting the temperature with a left or right turn, choose a washbasin fitting from the  TWINPLUS  series with a swivel angle of 120°. When the basic position is in the middle, cold water flows here. However, you can not only turn to the left to activate the temperature, but also 30° to the right to enable the usual movement in both directions. 

The CITYPRO series has an ECO function, which reduces water and energy consumption by around 30% thanks to water-saving jet regulators, quantity (FlowControl) and temperature brakes. 

The SENSE series of fittings has the ECO+ function, which means that cold water is made available when the lever is in the central basic position. Hot water is only supplied when the lever is turned to the left. The PURE, LAURIN and LUA faucet lines are also equipped with this environmentally friendly cold water start function.

energy label 

All LAUFEN faucets are marked with an energy label that classifies the energy consumption. The aim of the energy label is to raise awareness of the need to use (hot) water sparingly.