Gris water saving system by Alberto Vasquez has won the remarkable BraunPrize 2015 Sustainability Award!

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Alberto Vasquez has been acknowledged with one of the most prestigious international design awards for concept design. The Gris water saving system has won the BraunPrize2015 Sustainability Award in student category.

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This year there was a record number of designers participated in the BraunPrize2015 with its 2510 submissions from 67 country. 8 awards (bronze, silver, gold and sustainability in both student and professional category) and 2 special awards where given at the BraunPrize2015 awarding ceremony on September 30. Continue reading

New success of the Gris water saving system on the Hungarian Design Week!

Vasquez Carlos Alberto_Hungarian Design Award gala Gris awarded by MFD

Gris water saving system has recently won the Special Price Awarded by the State Secretariat for Higher Education of the Ministry of Human Capacities within the framework of the Hungarian Design Award. The Gris system has also won the iF design award and the A’design award this year. Continue reading

Can water consumption be reduced in the Third World?

Water consuption is a serious issue in Colombia. Usually the water usage is the biggest cost in the household’s overhead – the overhead cost devours about 50-70% of incomes of people from the lower classes.

In such a tropical country people use more water than in Europe. The first reason is that they tend to take a bath on average 2-3 times a day, because of the hot weather. The other reason is that in Colombia an incredibly uneffective saniter-system has spread around that uses almost 8-10 liter of water each time you flush it. Besides in Colombia almost 40% of the population lives in severe poverty. Continue reading