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At Bradley, we are committed to continuous improvement and customer satisfaction. We’re also committed to using all resources wisely as well as safeguarding the communities and environments in which we operate.

How is Bradley Green?

Advocate® is Bradley’s most environmentally friendly lavatory system. Most of the Advocates components are made of recyclable content and the system conserves energy.

Verge® Lavatory systems are made from Evero®, a blend of natural quartz granite, and recycled materials that-is more durable than granite and maintenance free!

Keltech tankless electric water heaters operate efficiently at the time of usage. Inefficient boiler systems waste energy cycling through heating water that might not be used and letting it cool to maintain temperature.

ndite® Technology: Express® SS and MG-series

  • Energy is stored in a proprietary battery-free system and provides energy to the sensor and valves
  • Works with normal room-level lighting – restrooms with 400 lux of lighting will provide a sufficient amount of light to power the system
  • Eliminates need for electrical hook-ups or any batteries
  • Environmentally-friendly technology
  • Saves money on installation and maintenance

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To learn more visit www.bradleycorp.com

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Happy Earth Day everyone! Today is the day we all celebrate and participate in making improvements to the environment any way we can. The first Earth Day dates back to 1970. Sen. Gaylord Nelson (D-Wis.), was the first passionate advocate for protecting the environment and responsible for increasing awareness of environmental issues and creating what we all know today as Earth Day.

Bradley considers the environment as well when developing new products. Our latest lavatory system the Advocate® uses recycled solid surface materials. The wash station has an ultra low-flow faucet that results in 24% savings! To learn more about the Advocate® and other Bradley products please visit: http://www.bradleycorp.com/products

Many companies are doing their part by encouraging employees to use less paper and take public transportation to and from work, allowing some employees to telecommute, and using green materials and alternative heating systems when they rebuild or renovate. Here at Bradley, we have incorporated a program for the week to recycle all old electronics employees may not use anymore. Also, we are encouraging employees to save on paper by reducing our printing numbers by 10% during Earth week and plan to continue this program throughout the year.

For more information on worldwide Earth Day initiatives, visit this website: http://www.earthday.org/greencities/earth-day-2014/

In the meantime, think of how you can stay green and help the environment consistently.

Happy Earth day!

 

 

ChicagoParksCaseStudy

Chicago Park District owns more than 8,100 acres of green space, making it one of the largest municipal park managers in the nation. Chicago Park District offers programs for youth, adults, and seniors. The park offers plenty of activities and is responsible for 26 indoor pools, 51 outdoor pools, and 26 miles of lakefront including 23 swimming beaches plus one inland beach. Popular attractions that fall under the management of the Chicago Park District include the Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain, which is located in Grant Park.  Proudly referred to as Chicago’s front yard, Grant Park is among the city’s loveliest and most prominent parks. Chicago Park District encourages people to get involved and volunteer and welcome the idea of being apart of the park!

For it’s renovation efforts, the Chicago Park District sought out a durable, yet attractive locker solution that would give the facilities a more modern look and protect patrons’ belongings. Park District wanted a solution that would last for years and one that they wouldn’t have to replace. Bradley Lenox® Lockers were the perfect fit for the park.The Lenox® Lockers have an ergonomic, ADA-compliant handle which operates less than five pound of force. The handle is secured through the door latch bar with stainless steel security screws. The one-piece locker box is designed to be rigid and secure. According to Anthony Hayes, project manager in facility management for Chicago park District, “Bradley’s plastic lockers have been a money saver for the district, and we have not had any maintenance problems. We’re very pleased with them.”

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Bradley products are installed close to our Bradley Corporation Headquarters! St. Mary Parish School in Menomonee Falls, WI founded in 1905 has nearly 400 students. Kids across America are now back in school and it’s important to keep in mind that hygiene in restrooms is essential with the cold season approaching. In 2004, St. Mary Parish School began their renovation project. They had issues in the past of keeping restrooms clean and they wanted to reduce their concerns by providing students with a sanitary restroom and essentially a place that looks welcoming. Also, they wanted to reduce the stress on parents who worried about their children’s risk of using dirty, old restrooms. Their solution was to include Bradley products.

The new restrooms for the students include the three-station SS-Series Express Lavatory System which have provided durability and reduced maintenance for the school. It is ideal for students because they are able to quickly wash their hands between classes and before lunch. In addition to the new lavatories, Mills® Bradmar toilet partitions and other accessories were specified to complete the restrooms’ transformation. Dave Ciepluch Director of building & ground at St. Mary Parish says he encourages facility managers to go the Bradley route. “The benefits of a group handwashing system far outweigh installing individual wall-hung china sinks. The continuous bowl is easier to clean because there’s only one area to scrub, there’s less mess because the built-in soap dispensers are right over the bowl, and they’re safer because there’s no water on the floor.” says Ciepluch. Overall Bradley bathrooms for education facilities are a better long term solution. Good luck to all the students back in school this September!

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The end of summer is approaching fast and it’s important to get in all those last minute fun activities before it’s back to school time. When planning your next summer fun day, be sure to visit Madison Children’s Museum located at 100 N. Hamilton Street on Madison’s Capitol Square. Madison Children’s Museum is dedicated to ensuring all families have a positive experience during their visit to the museum. The museum was built with the intention of inspiring families to pursue green practices in their own lives, the museum took on the challenge to “go beyond green” in its building design.

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A variety of Bradley’s restroom fixtures, which conserve water, energy and natural resources, proved to be a perfect choice for the restrooms, says Ruth Shelly, Executive Director, MCM. Five of the museum’s restrooms feature Bradley’s Express® MG Lavatory Systems made of Terreon®RE, a solid surface material comprised of a bio-based resin, pre-consumer recycled granule fillers and other natural materials. MCM actively involves their visitors in learning more about its sustainable elements with a “green tour”  scavenger hunt. Each restroom is also designed around a kid-chosen theme, such as vehicles, fruits and vegetables, and the night sky, which are conveyed by colorful ceramic tiles hand-crafted by students. Madison Children’s Museum is a must see this summer and don’t forget to check out the Bradley “green” products in all the restrooms!

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Today, the Georgia Aquarium is recognized as the largest aquarium in the United States. It features more animals than any other aquarium in more than ten million gallons of water. Over the years, Georgia Aquarium has attracted more than eleven million visitors and employs more than 400 employees and has maintained over 2,000 volunteers. The Aquarium is an entertaining, educational and great place for all ages to enjoy!

The back-house-areas are an important part of the Aquarium’s world class operations, and lockers play an important role behind the scenes in a number of key areas: the employee break room, veterinary services, animal husbandry and dive operations. Since there is a high level of water and salt the lockers needed to be plastic and durable. Bradley’s Lenox Lockers were the ideal choice for the Georgia Aquarium because they are unaffected by moisture and humidity. The textured surface of the plastic doesn’t show dirt or water spots. The best outcome for the Aquarium has been that the lockers hold up and and the Lenox Lockers have required zero maintenance. Mike Hurst the director of engineering and plant operations for the Georgia Aquarium has nothing but positive feedback about the Lenox Lockers. “We’ve had no issues and they’re holding up well to a lot of use. In the diver’s locker room, the lockers hold wet gear everyday and they’re performing very well.” For more information on Bradley Corporation and products visit www.bradleycorp.com

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Since 1921, Bradley’s products have been American made.Headquartered in Wisconsin, Bradley serves the commercial, industrial, health care, recreation, education, and corrections markets worldwide. It all began in 1917 when Harry Bradley (founder of Bradley Corporation) wanted a way to reduce time at the sink, and help workers wash their hands at a faster pace throughout their work day. By 1918, the washfountain was created and essentially built the way to Bradley’s success. In the company’s first year of business 15 washfountains were sold. Today, more than 1 million washfuontains are installed worldwide. Over the years, Bradley has grown to be one of the industry’s leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing fixtures and washroom accessories. Bradley Corporation today is the industry’s most comprehensive source for plumbing fixtures, washroom accessories, partitions, emergency fixtures and solid plastic lockers. 

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In 2011, Bradley celebrated 90 years of business. Today, the 5th Mullett generation Bryan, Erik and Christopher lead the company, and continue Bradley’s great legacy of leadership, innovation and growth.