The WaterSense program, sponsored by the EPA, encourages consumers to reduce their water usage through water saving products and services, as well as by making simple changes in behavior to help conserve water. The WaterSense Partner of the Year awards recognize organizations that are on the cutting edge of water efficiency innovation, collaboration and outreach.
GEF is thrilled that our Sustainable Water Challenge sponsor, American Standard, has been awarded a 2012 Manufacturer Partner of the Year distinction, in part, for developing a WaterSense-labeled toilet that can be installed without tools, making it easier than ever for homeowners to upgrade to a water-saving toilet. This SAVER™ high efficiency toilet (HET) — using only 1.28 gallons per flush and meeting stringent WaterSense certification requirements for water savings — is designed to be installed with simple hand tightening, no tools needed.
The company also demonstrated a strong commitment to water conservation by organizing the Responsible Bathroom Tour, a mobile plumbing showroom that visited more than 100 locations nationwide in 2011, presenting water conserving products and strategies. The tour included a joint visit with GEF to a school in Colorado! The kids loved it – you can read more about their school visit here. The tour is a walk-through plumbing showroom that provides hands-on demonstrations of WaterSense certified toilets, faucets and showerheads.
As part of its water conservation educational efforts, American Standard produced a “Professor Toilet” blog that serves both the professional and residential customer audiences, sharing useful information about plumbing products, conserving water, remodeling homes and a myriad of helpful topics. Delivered in a humor, light-hearted manner, the Professor’s blog posts helped to educate the public, and entertain at the same time. Stay tuned for GEF’s surprise encounter with Professor Toilet in the weeks to come!
Congratulations American Standard!