There is a product that when it’s added to a workplace, it brings higher levels of productivity all while helping to save the planet from plastic.
April 16th, 2019
It’s estimated professionals spend close to 100,000 hours in the office during their lifetime, with almost half of those workers spending seven hours a day or more at their desks.
As any building or office manager can attest, ensuring a healthy and functional work environment is key to employee productivity and morale. And while coffee is oft dubbed the motivational beverage of choice for busy offices, it’s true that most workers are now reaching for the reusable water bottle instead of the keep-cup.
The team at Australia Post’s head office in Melbourne know this only too well. The specification of a series of Zip HydroTap 160 Classic Mixers throughout the interior of its new Melbourne headquarters plays a significant role in providing the staff with the very best version of the essence of life. In fact, research suggests that 80 per cent of occupants where a Zip HydroTap is installed, drink more water than they did with a standard tap or bottled water.
Here, the Zip HydroTap 160 Classic Mixer systems transform water into the optimum version of instant chilled and boiling water every time, which has not only provided the staff with the tools they need to stay hydrated, but has also eliminated the need for water bottles in the fridge and a kettle on the bench top, creating a clutter-free and safe environment.
With a notable shift towards sustainable workspaces and an emphasis on minimising single-use plastic usage, there’s never been a better time for offices to ditch the water cooler and cancel the weekly bulk bottled water delivery.
And it’s not just workplaces embracing the benefits of integrated technology like Zip – educational spaces are too. The Woods Bagot redesign of Western Sydney University’s vertical campus comes complete with Zip HydroTap 4 in 1 240/175 Arc Mixers in common areas and on-campus kitchens, providing all users on campus with access to instant chilled and boiling water, and giving staff and students a healthy alternative to sugary and artificially-sweetened beverages, as well as helping to increase students’ and staffs’ overall water consumption, and reducing campus waste.
With research carried out in a 2013 study at the University of East London finding that adequate hydration can increase employee and student productivity by up to 14 per cent. So it’s in every office and educational space’s best interest to provide a consistent and reliable source of water.
A stylish and practical addition to any modern workspace and communal area, the Zip HydroTap 4 in 1 240/175 Arc Mixers in Classic adds restrained style and elegance to any space, fusing it with modern technology to provide the purest water at the press of a button, while minimising unnecessary waste and promoting healthy lifestyle choices.
But aside from its sleek, aesthetic appeal, as well as the vast array of styles to be chosen from, the patented Zip HydroTap truly makes it a world leader in instant filtered boiling, chilled and sparkling water – combining unique design and superior technology to ensure instant boiling water at your fingertips in the most cost-effective and energy efficient way.
The Zip HydroTap is quickly becoming the go-to choice for on-demand filtered drinking water and is the perfect addition to kitchens, tearooms and break-out areas in office buildings, education spaces and the like across the country.
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