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Vol. 2
Edition 5
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Sustainable Drinking Fountain Design to Enhance the Décor in Buildings Throughout the World


Filtrine Non-recessed bronze and wood Model 108-WD drinking fountain

While accepted in other parts of the world, there has been a reluctance to design tall wooden structures in the US. That is changing because of revisions in the building code and the interest in preserving the environment. The first 12 story mixed use wooden building in the US (Framework) has been cleared for construction after being granted building permits in Portland, Oregon. CallisonRTKL, a design consultancy of Arcadis, conducted research and 3D explorations to propose a 40 floor timber structure in Seattle. They published the Seattle Mass Timber Tower Feasibility Study/Design and Construction Analysis in August 2016. The fact that Seattle is located near large tracts of forest and the first US city to approve the use of cross-laminated timber [CLT] in six story office construction, this project may have a chance to come to fruition.

Inspired by similar reasons such as proximity to New Hampshire’s woods, a focus on sustainability and access to some of the finest furniture makers in New England, Filtrine designed and built a beautiful wooden drinking water fountain, the 14” diameter Model 108-WD in 2016.  It is comprised of a bronze bowl encircled with fine New Hampshire cherry wood (finished with multiple coats of impermeable Tung Oil) and an ADA compliant soft touch bubbler. While Filtrine engineers did not have the mass timber construction buildings in mind, the unique 108-WD drinking fountains would complement the rich wooden interiors or any other interior designs. 

This design joins other unique models in the Filtrine Fountain Collection such as the stunning Model 107-MA which features a mirror finish bronze or stainless steel bowl encircled by marble. 

Because of the elegant design of Filtrine fountains, they have been installed in some of the world’s finest institutions such as: National Gallery of Art, U.S. Senate, Smithsonian, United Nations Headquarters, One World Trade Center, Harvard University, Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Princeton University and more.

Filtrine has an extensive catalog of drinking water fountains models, options and accessories, and can apply others as required. In short, if you don’t see what you need, please ask. Fill out the contact form or talk to your Filtrine Representative.


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Filtrine Model 107-16-HL-VP non recessed cane apron drinking fountain

Filtrine Model 107-16-HL-VP-LS drinking fountains can be made in your choice of 16 gauge stainless steel or bronze, with 14 gauge support arms. The fountain features a seamless double bowl with a welded rim, which is ground and polished to a finely tapered edge. This vandal-proof drinking water fountain includes a permanent stainless steel durable cane apron support arm on the high fountain.



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Filtrine INDESTRUCT Model SH Shower Chiller

Filtrine's INDESTRUCT Model SH shower water chillers are specified for climates where it is important to have a large reservoir of cool water for shower water use. Filtrine shower chillers are engineered to handle these high temperatures and provide a stand-by reservoir of cool 59°F [15°C] water.

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