Greenbuild 2016 Product Spotlight: ION Water Cooler

CPE highlights some of the most innovative, sustainable products from this year's Greenbuild International Expo and Conference.
ION’s SleepMode reduces energy consumption on weekends and evenings when commercial buildings are empty.

ION’s SleepMode reduces energy consumption on weekends and evenings when commercial buildings are empty.

Natural Choice Corp. offered a peek at its ION Water Cooler, which produces both still and sparkling water. The water coolers are a green and clean solution, as they are bottle free and freshly filtered, meaning the water isn’t sitting stagnant in a plastic container. ION is connected to the building’s water line and has indicator lights that switch from green to red when a filter should be replaced (recommended every six to 12 months). The cooler offers instantly cold or hot water, and has a “SleepMode” to reduce energy consumption when it’s not in use. It also saves as much as 75 percent on electrical usage compared to other coolers. The cooler’s compact size offers the ease of use on a kitchen counter or office desk, but Natural Choice also has a base that can convert the cooler into a floor-standing appliance.