Project: Sloan Park
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Since its opening in 2014, Sloan Park has been the Spring Training home of the Chicago Cubs. The 15,000-seat park, which features many similarities to the iconic Wrigley Field, hosts thousands of fans each spring to watch the Cubs gear up for the upcoming baseball season.
According to the Arizona State Climate Office, Arizona is currently in its 21st year of long-term drought, so Sloan Park has placed a special emphasis on water-saving restroom products. Sloan provided the ballpark with 1.28 gpf flushometers for water closets, which save 14% more water than 1.6 gpf flushometers, as well as .125 gpf flushometers for urinals, saving 50% more water than .25 gpf flushometers. Together, these fixtures are helping to reduce the ballpark's water use by over 30%.
"Sloan and the Chicago Cubs have a long and storied history," said Justin Piper, General Manager, Spring Training Business Operations, Chicago Cubs. "We are proud to showcase Sloan's innovative, touch-free products that provide a more sustainable and enhanced restroom experience for fans at the ballpark."
Sloan Park saved water, space, and energy all with one game-changing product: the AER-DEC® integrated sink. These sinks—located in Sloan Park’s public restrooms behind the Suites and Party Deck level—include BASYS® sensor-activated faucets, soap dispensers, and high-speed hand dryers deck mounted on an AirBasin sink. All these parts of the sink work together as one beautiful, touch-free, hygienic system that promotes sustainability throughout the restroom. In addition, the groundbreaking design of the AER-DEC sinks helps Sloan Park save water, reduce energy consumption, and eliminate the need for paper towels, resulting in a clean and sleek restroom aesthetic for fans to enjoy.
Sloan Park is not just home to the Cubs—it’s also home to next-generation commercial restroom technology. Paired with the Sloan Connect App, Sloan Optima® ETF Faucets and SOLIS® 8111 Flushometers (installed with ST-2459 Wall-mounted Water Closets) and SOLIS 8186 Flushometers (installed with SU-1009 Urinals) feature sensor technology that allows facility managers to collect data, monitor battery strength, and unlock predictive maintenance, all from the touch of a button. This phenomenon, called the Internet of Things (IoT), is one of the fastest-growing trends in today’s tech landscape—and Sloan Park is right at the forefront.
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