How Does the Skywell Water Machine Offer a Sustainable Office Solution & Quench Thirst?
How much water does your office consume on a weekly basis?
You’d be forgiven for not knowing the answer off-hand. Between managing your team, keeping customers happy, and fulfilling stakeholder expectations, there’s little room for thinking about the office water cooler.
But the question is a relevant one. Water delivery for an office of 21 to 25 people can cost between $45 and $100 per month. But that’s just the cost you pay. The environmental costs associated with bottling and transporting water equal a staggering 50 million barrels’ worth of oil consumption per year.
Water companies will tell you that the PET (polyethylene terephthalate) they make water bottles out of is recyclable. And this is true, but it’s also true that approximately 75-percent of plastic water bottles bought in the United States are never recycled. Most of them end up in landfills forever.
The 25-percent that is recycled mostly ends up in offshore recycling plants that make fabric, rugs, and clothing out of the spent materials. Since recycling produces no new bottles, water companies must consume more crude oil to package more water and ship it to your office on a diesel truck. The cycle continues unabated, with no clear end in sight.
But there is a solution. Instead of buying bottled water by the gallon and having it delivered, offices around the world can generate water out of thin air using an innovative new device – the Sharp Skywell.
What Is the Sharp Skywell and How Does It Work?
The Sharp Skywell is an atmospheric water generator. As every high school chemistry student learns, water molecules are made up of two elementary atoms – hydrogen and oxygen. Both of these chemicals are widely present in the atmosphere, as anyone who has seen an air conditioner dripping condensate water knows.
The truth is that the air contains more moisture than all the streams and rivers on Earth combined. But the water that drips off the coil of an air conditioner contains heavy metals and may even be corrosive or contaminated with lead. The Skywell begins with the phenomenon of atmospheric water condensation and uses it to produce pure drinking water.
This happens through a six-stage water filtration system that removes any possible contaminants in the water. These filters include mechanical filtration, ultra-violet light filters, and filtration by osmosis.
The Skywell also features an independent monitoring system that inspects the quality and consistency of the water it produces. This ensures that office employees enjoy a refreshing, perfect-tasting drink every time.
The Skywell can produce up to 5 gallons of pure drinking water per day. It can heat up and cool down water according to its users’ preference and features a mobile application that tracks water consumption and informs users of their positive environmental impact.
The Skywell Offers Portable, Pipe-Free Installation
While the environmental benefits of the Skywell water machine are commendable, Sharp knows that to make its atmospheric water generator a success, the Skywell’s cost savings have to be substantial. One of the most compelling arguments for using this water machine is its portability and ease of installation.
Since the Skywell generates water directly out of the air, there is no need to install complex plumbing or adjust an office layout to include it. All you need to do is bring it in and plug it in. The water machine will begin filtering and purifying ambient moisture from the air immediately.
This makes it a cost-effective solution for nearly any office but gives it special importance for temporary worksites and hard-to-reach places. It represents a key value for construction sites, rural areas, and temporary regional offices, among a wide variety of other potential use cases.
What About the Skywell’s Energy Costs?
The average energy costs of using the Skywell vary according to the costs of using the local municipal electricity grid and the amount of water consumed. But in an average office environment in a coastal area like Los Angeles, the Skywell consumes less than 10 kilowatts per day, equating to about $0.30 per gallon.
Every Skywell unit comes with a one-year warranty. The device’s air filter requires cleaning once per month, and its water filter requires replacing once every nine months. For a truly environmentally friendly and virtually maintenance-free office water cooler solution, the Sharp Skywell meets even the most stringent expectations.
Deploy the Skywell in your office today and take control of your office’s water consumption footprint. Talk to a Smile specialist to find out how!