New York City, NY
New York University (NYU), one of the largest private universities in the US, dispenses drinking water to its 40,000 students plus staff in 100 buildings throughout New York City and downtown Brooklyn. NYU’s sustainability initiatives include adding water bottle fillers to existing fountains in campus buildings, and specifying water bottle fillers in new fountains. The goal is to cut down on disposable water bottles and promote the use of reusable water containers. When NYU needed to increase drinking water capacity in a high traffic area beyond what a standard high/low fountain with bottle filler could deliver, they contacted Filtrine.
Since the 1950's, Filtrine has supplied NYU with drinking fountains, remote drinking water chillers, water filtration systems and water bottle filling stations for many of their buildings. Filtrine equipment durability and customization options have provided NYU building designers with flexibility and piece of mind. The most frequently used model on campus has been the non-recessed Filtrine Model 107-16-HL-GF with ADA compliant “Soft Touch” bubbler valves, high/low bowls and gooseneck bottle filler.
When NYU needed to increase capacity in one area, Filtrine recommended the Model 107-16-HHL-GF which has one common cover and mounting plate. In order for the fountain to fit perfectly in the designed location, the fountains had to be spaced farther apart. Filtrine modified the design into three single Model 107-16 non-recessed stainless steel fountains with separate cover and mounting plates. The Model 107-16-GF was placed lower than the other two with the addition of the water bottle filler. This ensured the highest traffic areas were also capable of filling the many students/staff’s water bottles in between classes. A quadruple bowl installation is also possible but that wasn’t necessary for this application.
Filtrine Equipment Used
Model 107-16-HHL-GF (modified to be 3 separate units, one with the bottle filler); other units specified over the years include non-recessed drinking fountains: Model FCC-107-16-HL (electric water cooler), Model FCC-107-16-HL-VP (vandal proof electric water cooler), Model 107-14-HL (14” diameter and different bowl design), Model 90MOD (distinctive semi-circular design); semi-recessed fountains including Model 102 and recessed fountains, Model 103; remote chillers including Model ES-8 and Model OCM-1-BWA