Navy Pier opened its People’s Energy Welcome Pavilion in 2017, designed to greet people as they get set to enjoy one of the Pier’s various amenities and provide them with information as they arrive. For the more-than-9 million guests that visit the Pier annually, the Welcome Pavilion needs to make a good first impression on visitors, while setting the tone for what they’re to expect throughout the rest of the facility.
When it came time to specify commercial restroom products at the Welcome Center, not only did Sloan’s products present the elegant aesthetic that greets guests in a pleasant environment, but they also provide the durability to stand up to the millions of users each year. The Pier also needed products that would match its commitment to sustainability, and along with the facility’s energy-saving green roof and LED lighting, Sloan’s products help to make the building over 20 percent more efficient than traditional structures.
With Lake Michigan in its backyard, the Pier strives to protect and conserve water and the life around it. That’s why Navy Pier wanted water-saving flushometers that would contribute to its sustainability efforts in maximizing the guest experience while minimizing the environmental impact. Sloan SU-7009 small washdown urinal fixtures were paired with Sloan Royal® Sensor Flushometers (Royal 186 SFSM) to deliver an efficient 0.125 gallons per flush (gpf). Additionally, Sloan ST-2459 Elongated Wall-Mounted Water Closets were installed with Sloan Royal 111 SFSM Sensor Flushometers. With a static load rating of 750 pounds, the water closets can withstand the Welcome Center’s high-traffic environment, while the flushometer’s 1.28 gpf contribute to water savings across the facility.
The Pier paired Sloan DSG Designer Series sinks with its BASYS EFX800 wall-mounted faucets to present an aesthetically pleasing, yet sustainable handwashing experience. Featuring a cool Silestone Spa Suede finish, the ADA-compliant sinks complement the faucets’ sleek polished chrome appearance. The faucets’ infrared sensors enable a hygienic-friendly and touch-free handwashing process, with a flow rate of just 1.5 gpm and a line purge feature to eliminate stagnant water.