GROHE has launched its third RIBA approved CPD module, Hygiene Optimisation for Sanitary Facilities, in response to the increasing demand for hygiene-optimised solutions since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Its aim is to facilitate greater awareness and provide inspiration to multiple stakeholders and industries working within the built environment, from architects and designers to housebuilders, retailers and plumbers.

The latest seminar-based training module is the first on RIBA’s CPD database to look at hygiene in both the kitchen and bathroom, allowing participants an in-depth look at residential design under a hygiene lens, alongside its increasing importance in commercial settings.

GROHE first identified a seismic shift in the demand for hygiene-optimised products at the beginning
of 2020, which reached new heights once the first wave of the pandemic hit the UK.

“Whilst in the UK commercial market the transition to more hygiene-focussed public spaces and
business environments has been in motion for some time, there has been increasing demand in the
consumer markets, in such a way that has never been seen before“, says Karl Lennon, Leader Projects
Channel – A&D, LIXIL EMENA. “Ongoing conversations with our partners and clients over the last year
has signified to us that there is a real demand for more knowledge around hygiene and what solutions
are available. The pandemic is likely to impact both the short- and long-term implications of the way
our buildings are designed and how we live and work in them. The design community are eager to
expand their horizons in order to be able to adapt“.

To mark the release of its new CPD module, GROHE has partnered with leading hospitality design platform, Hotel Designs, to host a virtual launch event for architects and designers on Tuesday 9th February 2021. Hosted by Hotel Designs‘ editor, Hamish Kilburn, and presented by Karl Lennon, Leader Projects Channel – A&D, LIXIL EMENA, the launch event will give attendees a first look at the new CPD session. GROHE will also be hosting a prize draw for all those who register, with twenty of its brand-new Rainshower SmartActive 130 hand showers to give away.

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