Celebrate World Water Day with Hansgrohe: Luxury and Sustainability Combined

Celebrate World Water Day with Hansgrohe's Water-Saving Technologies

Celebrate World Water Day with Hansgrohe: Luxury and Sustainability Combined
The new Pulsify hand shower is available in an EcoSmart version

Every year, World Water Day reminds us of this precious resource and the importance of conserving it. As a part of the Hansgrohe Group, sustainable thinking and action are deeply rooted in the hansgrohe brand. Many of our products are outfitted with resource-saving technologies. Hansgrohe’s path of green transformation already began as early as 1987 with the Mistral Eco hand-held shower. It made it possible to save 50 percent of water when showering. The use phase of a hand shower is the most carbon-intensive by far, with roughly 1,000 times more CO2 emitted than during production. That is why we have set ourselves the task of converting our entire shower and mixer portfolio to “ECO” by 2030. The Hansgrohe Group defines “ECO” as the reduction of water and/or energy consumption of water-bearing products in use by at least 22 percent compared to the base year 2020.

Since the early 2000s Hansgrohe has been using innovative technologies like EcoSmart and CoolStart to dramatically reduce water and energy consumption without compromising on comfort or performance.

Saving Water and Money, Shower After Shower with EcoSmart

EcoSmart, true to its name, it’s good for both the environment and your wallet. Here’s how:

  • Reduced water consumption: to up to 8 l/min for overhead and hand showers (Green products go even further, using as little as 6 liters per minute). Mixers also benefit, needing just 5 liters per minute with EcoSmart, and even less with EcoSmart+ (4 liters per minute at 3 bar).
  • Energy savings: Less hot water translates to less energy required to heat it. This means lower energy bills and reduced CO2 emissions.

CoolStart: Saving Energy with Every Hand Wash

Standard mixers often deliver hot water by default, even when you only need cold. hansgrohe’s CoolStart technology tackles this issue. With CoolStart, the lever handle is positioned for cold water in its centre position. Hot water only flows when you deliberately turn the handle to the left. This simple yet effective solution helps you avoid wasting energy on unintended hot water usage. The result: fewer resources, CO2 emissions, and energy costs. Good for the environment and your wallet!

Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future

At Hansgrohe, we are committed to continuous improvement. We’ve set a goal to convert our entire portfolio of showers and mixers to Eco by 2030. This is a plan that we will implement consistently over the next few years. In concrete terms, this means that by 2030, all water-carrying AXOR and hansgrohe products will be available exclusively with water and energy-saving technologies. Already today, our EcoSmart technology-equipped products reduce water and energy consumption by up to 60 percent.

By choosing hansgrohe, you’re not just getting a luxurious shower or mixer; you’re making a conscious decision to conserve water and protect the environment by choosing the EcoSmart version. Join us on this mission to create a more sustainable future for future generations.


About the Hansgrohe Group – Setting the Beat of Water. Since 1901.

With its brands AXOR and hansgrohe, the Hansgrohe Group, based in Schiltach/Southern Germany, enjoys a reputation as a leader in innovation, design and quality within the bath and kitchen industry. Founded in 1901 in the Black Forest, the company gives water form and function with its faucets, showerheads and shower systems. The 120-year history of the company is marked by innovations, such as the first hand-held shower with multiple spray types, the first pull-out kitchen faucet, and the first wall bar to hold a hand-held shower.The company holds more than 18,500 active property rights. The Hansgrohe Group stands for long-lasting quality products and for responsibility towards people and the environment. Sustainable production of resource-conserving products is central to the company’s business activities around the globe. With 34 subsidiaries and 20 sales offices supplying products in 152 countries, the globally active company in the sanitary industry is a reliable partner to its customers in all regions of the world. The Hansgrohe Group, its brands and products have won numerous awards, including more than 700 design prizes since 1974. The products of the Hansgrohe Group are found worldwide: on renowned cruise ships, in luxurious 5-star and boutique hotels, in international metropolitan cities, in extraordinary spas, exclusive bathrooms of lodges and luxury villas, public facilities, as well as in countless private homes. The Group’s high quality standards are ensured by seven wholly-owned production facilities: four in Germany, one each in France, the United States and China. In 2021, the Hansgrohe Group generated a turnover of EUR 1.365 billion. It employs around 5,400 people worldwide, about 60 percent of whom work in Germany.