|WaterSense honors Caroma, Moen, Kohler|
Briggs Industries launched its M128 high-efficiency toilet with Turbo 3 flush valve, which consumes 1.28 gallons per flush. Three models are available — round, elongated and ComfortFit. Their one-flush performance ranges from 750 to 900 grams per flush, exceeding the WaterSense certification minimum for solids removal (MaP), according to Briggs product manager Fernando de la Cruz. All are constructed from vitreous china, have 3-inch flush valves and fully-glazed trapways for fast, quiet flushing and refilling.
Two American Standard executives have been invited to speak about water efficiency at important industry events focused on water and green building issues. President and CEO Don Devine will address building consumer demand for eco-friendly homes at the Greenbuild 2010 Residential Summit in November, while Jim McHale, Ph.D., vice president of operations and engineering, will speak on water-saving toilet design at the annual World Toilet Summit scheduled for Oct. 30 - Nov. 3.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program honored Caroma and Moen with awards. Caroma was presented with the inaugural Excellence Award for its number of WaterSense-labeled products in the marketplace — all 47 of its floor-mount, dual-flush toilet models. Also, Moen was named Manufacturer Partner of the Year based on earning the WaterSense label for all of its 267 bathroom faucet fixtures, making water-conserving faucets available at many price points and contributing to increased media attention on WaterSense. Read more.
Kohler Co., the 2008 and 2009 WaterSense Partner of the Year, was chosen by the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program as an inaugural Excellence Award recipient for strategic collaboration. More on this.
The Geberit Group has released its 49-page 2010 Sustainability Report, which presents an overview of the company's objective to remain a leader in sustainable sanitary technology and its plan to roll out new products. “Geberit North America mirrors Geberit as a leader in sustainable sanitary technology,” said John Fitzgerald, vice president of marketing for Geberit North America. View the report.
TOTO USA was presented with the 2010 Conserve Georgia Water Conservation Award by Governor Sonny Perdue. This statewide award recognizes the company for leading the way in sustainable water use by developing water-saving plumbing fixtures, ensuring the highest levels of efficiency in its Morrow manufacturing plant, and educating employees, the community, and fellow businesses on the importance of water conservation and how to achieve it. Accepting the award were TOTO's Bill Strong, vice president, and Natasha Ellison, quality engineer.