Restroom Design

Title Abstract Publication Date
Restroom and Locker Design. Makes recommendations for bathroom and locker room design and furnishing, based on safety, maintenance, vandal resistance, accessibility, and functionality. 06/30/2004
Restroom and Locker Room Design. Describes some finer points of restroom and locker room design, citing design and equipment that enhances user safety, privacy, acoustics, water savings, moisture control, maintainability, and... 06/30/2006
Restroom Dispensers: A Hands-Off Approach. Addresses typical restroom paper dispenser problems, proposing specification considerations for hands-free paper dispensing and air hand dryers. Strategies employed by schools to make no-touch... 09/30/2008
Restroom Hygiene: The Touchless Revolution. Documents new concerns for restroom hygiene. In addition to facilitating the cleaning of surfaces, installing reliable fixtures and accessories, and assuring water conservation, facilities managers... 05/31/2010
Restroom Renovations, Big Benefits Restroom renovations bring these areas into compliance with access guidelines, and they give engineering and maintenance managers an opportunity to introduce new and water-saving technology. This... 03/31/2005
Restroom Revolution: Touchfree, Low-flow, Infrared and Waterless. Describes the advantages of these restroom fixture technologies, their struggles in gaining acceptance due to unreliability in the earliest models, inappropriate specifying, and frequent skepticism... 12/31/2006
Restroom Vandalism. Advises on school restroom numbers, design, size, and dispersal through the building to reduce vandalism and amount of time spent by students in the restroom. Toilet stall configurations,... 05/31/2005
Restrooms and Locker Rooms. Discusses desirable, and more durable, locker room and restroom fixtures and furnishings. These inevitably cost more, but yield many more years of use due to their resistance to vandalism and the... 05/31/2007
Restrooms and Sustainability. Describes situations where restroom products are mismatched to the facility or users, creating waste. Adapting to more sustainable products requires examination of present use, selecting appropriate... 07/31/2009
Restrooms: Green from Top to Bottom. Discusses environmentally friendly restrooms, including low water-use fixtures, recycled content furnishings and products, low maintenance surfaces, and lighting. 06/30/2010
Restrooms: Innovation Update A variety of products introduced over the last few years offers new choices to facility managers interested in better restroom performance. One example of innovation is the way electronic restroom... 06/30/2006
Restrooms: Smart Specification. Advises on specification of low-waste, water-efficient restroom features, where maintenance and cleaning are easily accomplished. 02/28/2010
Restrooms: Upgrade to Green. Discusses water-saving restroom fixtures, including high-efficiency toilets, and sensor-activated flushing controls. Different faucet flow rates for different types of hand washing are also addressed... 09/30/2009
Sanitary, Safe and Green School Restrooms. Well-designed school restrooms can enhance student health, deter misbehavior, and conserve resources. Discusses hygiene, vandalism, and energy conservation. 08/31/2011
School Toilets. This provides solutions to design, maintenance and operations, and security questions about toilet rooms in schools. The answers lie in the layout and design of toilet facilities. 12/31/2000
Slow the Flow. Notes that facility restrooms typically account for 45 percent of water consumption, and outlines the criteria of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense program, which puts its... 04/30/2011
Slowing the Flow. Describes water-saving fixtures for restrooms, including waterless urinals, dual-flush toilets, no-touch hand washer/dryers, and graywater toilets. 04/30/2004
Special Report: Green Restrooms. Rising Water Awareness. Studies of facilities have shown that 30-50 percent of the total, non-process water use in a typical facility flows through restrooms. So the restroom is an excellent place to examine first when... 10/31/2004
Standing Up to Abuse. Describes how barracks renovations at West Point have included the replacement of privacy partitions and screens in restrooms and locker rooms with items of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), which is... 02/28/2002
Steps for Washroom and Locker Room Sustainability. Administrators and design teams can use proven approaches to create sustainable washrooms and locker rooms. Presents design strategies related to lighting, flooring, and water conservation that... 06/30/2003
Straight Flush. Reviews water-saving toilet options such as urinals that use very little water and dual-flush toilets. Increasingly, legislative mandates to reduce water use and rebate plans for installing super-... 06/30/2006
Sustainability Initiatives at SMU. Describes sustainability efforts at Southern Methodist University, including a 2007 LEED Gold engineering building, and an extensive discussion of the installation and maintenance of vitreous... 02/28/2010
Technological Advancements. Balances the need for restroom design and equipment providing good hygiene with the need for judicious use of skin care supplies and amount of water used in showers, sinks, and toilets. 04/30/2010
Ten Tips for Better Washroom Design. Offers 10 tips for renovating or building school washrooms that enhance user satisfaction while making them easier to maintain. Tips cover all aspects of school washroom design and highlight the... 06/30/1998
The ADA-Compliant Restroom. Reviews restroom ADA requirements, including toilet stalls and accessories, with a focus on clearances, mounting heights, and reach distances. 05/31/2005