Case Study

Pasadena Convention Center Upgrades Restrooms

September 30, 2020

Located just 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles, the Pasadena Convention Center is a premier meeting and events venue nestled in the heart of Pasadena, CA. Built-in 1931, the 130,000-square-foot facility is home to events and conferences of all sizes.

The original structure, the Pasadena Civic Auditorium was erected in 1932; then in 1970s, the Pasadena Center was built around the historic auditorium which included a Conference Center Building with meeting rooms, an exhibit hall and ballroom building with much larger spaces to accommodate trade shows and large banquets. The current 130,000-square-foot facility is home to events and conferences of all sizes.

But at the end of 2019, the nearly 50-year-old Conference Center building was in need of some upgrades—and that included the restroom. With a high volume of restroom traffic, the convention center wanted its new restrooms to leave a lasting positive impression on its guests and ease the burden on the facility’s maintenance team.

The solution was a full suite of Sloan touch-free products—including sinks, faucets, soap dispensers, hand dryers, and sensor flushometers for water closets and urinals.

Do-It-All Sinks

Pasadena Convention Center was interested in an all-in-one handwashing solution which led them specifying the AER-DEC integrated sink systems (AD-82000) throughout the building.

With a faucet, soap dispenser, and hand dryer all designed to work together as one touch-free system within arm’s reach, the AER-DEC mitigates water spilling that would otherwise come with walking to the hand dryer with wet hands. Not only is this helping the convention center’s maintenance team, but it’s also making the restroom a safer environment with reduced risk of slips and falls.

While the polished chrome faucets, soap dispensers, and hand dryers deliver a sleek aesthetic in their own right, Pasadena Convention Center wanted to make their sink basins stand apart. That’s why they added a blue LED light in the sinks to provide users with an unforgettable handwashing experience.

Keeping the Restroom Clean

When it came to the flushometers on its water closets and urinals, Pasadena Convention Center wanted efficient and easy-to-repair products that would conserve water while continuing to support its maintenance team.

The convention center specified SOLIS sensor flushometers on both its water closets and urinals. Solar-powered and battery-operated, the flushometers each feature a user-friendly three-second flush delay. The flushometers were paired with wall-mounted water closets and six designer washdown urinals.

To keep the fixtures sparkling clean and easier for the maintenance team to service, Pasadena Convention Center also specified SloanTec glaze. SloanTec’s unique and proprietary glaze imparts permanent hydrophobic (water-repellent) and oleophobic (oil-repellent) properties to vitreous china to inhibit the growth of germs and bacteria and make the fixtures easier to clean.

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