Kohler is another leader in water efficiency. They recently won the 2009 Watersense Partner of the Year Award. Kohler also takes a strong step outside of traditional toilet design on many models, adding a squared of sense of modernism to many of their models.
Another brand of note is American Standard, which has positioned itself on the cutting edge of visual and environmental design (they are also a Watersense partner). American Standard incorporates oversized flush valves so that even though less water is being used, it is pushed out more forcefully to ensure a clean flush.
Aerated faucets are another key way to save water when you use it. Plumbtile‘s own brand of fixtures features the latest integrated aerator heads in our main line of faucets. The integrated design maximizes efficiency over an installed aerator after the point of manufacture.
Remember to check all available specifications of whichever fixture you’re interested in. Not only should the water output be low, but it needs to be effective as well. What good is a toilet with a low flow flush if you flush three times as normal? Look at the user reviews of our products on the PlumbTile site to help inform your decisions.
Moen has just introduced a new line of green kitchen faucets. They’ve already been carrying other green faucets for a while but their new eco-performance line of kitchen faucets is being touted as the first real green water saving faucets for the kitchen. The new Lindley Eco-Performance kitchen faucet offers beautiful, traditional styling, consumer-preferred high-arc pulldown spout – and a multi-function spray wand featuring water-saving settings.
What makes these faucets eco-friendly?
Faucets offer three unique water-flow settings. For everyday tasks that require constant, yet low-water flow, such as washing dishes or preparing foods, homeowners can choose new eco-performance standard stream or aerated spray modes. These special setting help you save water and money by providing a reduced flow rate of 1.75 gallons per minute (gpm), which translates to a 32 percent water savings. For tasks that require a set amount of water, such as filling a pot or pitcher – you can switch your faucet to the fast-fill mode, which flows at the standard 2.2 gpm rate.