ED+C Magazine

The Bradley Advocate All-In-One Touchless Hand-Washing System

March 1, 2013
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For more than 90 years, Bradley Corporation has been at the forefront of innovation in the world of plumbing fixtures and washroom accessories. Since the release of Bradley’s Washfountain sink in 1917, the company’s products have consistently incorporated game-changing functionality and elegant design. Today, Bradley products can be found across the country, boasting a diverse client base ranging from small facilities to international corporations such as Wal-Mart, Toyota, Boeing, W.W. Grainger, Smithsonian Museums, Bechtel, HOK and AMC Theaters Corp.

The Advocate AV-Series Lavatory System is the latest Bradley product to build on the company’s heritage of creativity and was designed to meet the demands of contemporary commercial facilities, such as improved sustainability, cleanliness and convenience.

“Operators across industries will appreciate how the Advocate can quickly reduce their carbon footprint, totally eliminate consumption of paper towels and minimize the amount of human labor needed to maintain a commercial washroom,” said Jason Renner, senior product manager, Bradley Corporation. “Few products can help operators meet their financial goals and facilitate eco-friendly design like the Advocate.”

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The current Advocate model features a faucet, soap dispenser and dual-sided hand dryer in one sleek unit. It is the first American-made, completely touchless hand-washing experience that delivers cleaner, more efficient lavatories with unparalleled sustainability features.

A commitment to sustainability
The Advocate is made from highly durable Terreon and Terreon RE recycled solid surfaces, which are GREENGUARD certified as low-emitting materials. The Advocate’s hygienic, hands-free infrared 0.38 gpm faucet reduces water usage by 24 percent and the infrared, high-speed, dual-sided hand dryer eliminates moisture on hands in less than 15 seconds. The unit also features a top-fill soap dispenser that holds twice the capacity of a standard dispenser and intelligent electronics that provide unique overfill protection. The Advocate is ADA compliant for use in all commercial and public-facing environments.

A cleaner washroom, with less waste and water on the floor
Over the last decade, architects, facility managers and building owners alike have widely adopted touchless technology in sinks, soap dispensers and hand dryers for a more hygienic lavatory experience. However, at least one of these elements is usually located in a different part of a washroom than the other two components, leading consumers to drip water on countertops and floors when they step away from a sink with wet hands. The Advocate ensures that water goes down the drain–not on the floor.

“Consumers expect cleanliness in the washroom,” said Renner. “Standing water on countertops, wet floors and soiled paper towels that pile up around a receptacle not only negatively impact perceptions of a facility, but also can cause safety issues and breed bacteria. The Advocate’s inventive design works to eliminate these issues and delivers better hygiene for the consumer and peace of mind for facility operators, maintenance teams and building owners.”

The Advocate is currently available in single-, double- and triple-unit designs. Initial installations to date have included restaurants, hotels, museums, sporting arenas, quick-serve facilities and other commercial environments. For more information about the Advocate please visit www.bradleycorp.com/advocate. To speak with a Bradley representative please call 1-800-BRADLEY or email kris.alderson@bradleycorp.com.