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The green bathroom: How to renovate and build in an eco-friendly way

Is sustainability when renovating or building important to you? Excellent. If you’re rethinking your bathroom, you’ll find an environmentally friendly (or friendlier) option for almost every equipment element and building material. Our aim with this guide is to tell you more about green bathrooms, let an expert on the subject of “residential health” have her say, and provide you with lots of help with decision-making. To receive the guide free of charge, simply fill out and submit this form. You will receive the white paper by email.

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Your guide to a sustainable and eco-friendly bathroom

Economical Pulsify hand shower by hansgrohe.
Small steps that go a long way: Swapping your water guzzler for resource-saving products saves water – and lets you enjoy carefree moments of wellbeing.

​​​​​​​Careful forethought before buying reduces your ecological footprint in the long run – and is good for your family’s health. No matter whether you just want to change a few small things or build a completely new bathroom: The hansgrohe white paper The Green Bathroom will guide you through all phases of planning and execution. Here is an excerpt of our topics:

  • Eco-friendly bathroom equipment, grandchildren-safe products
  • High residential health and interior quality
  • State subsidies for the green bathroom
  • Conserving resources and recycling with a system 
  • Which independent eco-labels can you trust?
  • Soothing, healthy light in the bathroom and much more
“The most important aspect by far from an ecological point of view is longevity. If the sink or bath tub have a long service life, that can make up for some things that may not be optimal in terms of materials.”
Barbara Bauer, of the Austrian Institute for Building and Ecology in Vienna, 2021.
Ecological living expert Barbara Bauer of the IBO in Vienna.
Barbara Bauer has been testing, consulting, and teaching about environmentally friendly building and healthy living for many years.

Residentially healthy building: An interview with an expert

​​​​​​​She is a proven expert in sustainable building materials, building assessment, and interior quality: Barbara Bauer. She has worked at the Austrian Institute for Building Biology and Ecology (Institut für Baubiologie und -ökologie, IBO) since 1995. She is also a board member of the NGO natureplus. In the hansgrohe white paper, Bauer provides valuable tips for low-emission materials, mold problems, and product longevity.
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