Water Fixtures and Efficiency
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Rating System for Water Efficient Toilets
The MaP rating system for toilets measures a toilet’s flush performance – how effective it is at doing its job. The minimum performance should be 350.
SSi 0.8 No Clog Toilet
An efficient, low flow toilet (3 litres) that is virtually clog-free. Great for hotels and institutions due to its low maintenance.
Best Water Efficiency Practices for Homeowners
March 22nd marked World Water Day, a day used to highlight how important fresh water is to the planet and how much of the world's population struggles to get reliable clean freshwater every day. Canadians are the second largest users of water in the world with an...
Caroma Sydney Smart Point 8, high efficiency toilet, virtually clogless
I am a big fan of Caroma toilets, and, to be honest, it's not the water saving feature I admire most -- that's a prerequisite for any toilet I look at. What really stands out about Caroma toilets is the lack of a need for a plunger. Because of the way these toilets...
Caroma: The Original Dual Flush Toilet
Australians have been harvesting rainwater, using low flow water fixtures and dual flush toilets for years. In fact, dual flush toilets were developed by Caroma, an Australian company in the 1990s. You may or may not have seen a dual flush toilet before, but...
Delta Faucets Offer Great Water Saving Features
If there is one place you can justify not having a low-flow faucet, it's the kitchen. That might seem counter-intuitive, but we have a low-flow kitchen faucet and trust me -- I can practically bake a cake in the amount of time it takes to fill a stockpot with water!...
Tapmaster: One foot away from Water Efficiency
A nifty product that helps keep your faucets clean while saving water at the same time, the Tapmaster line of products lets you turn water on and off using your knees or foot, leaving your hands free to do other things. Tapmaster is in Calgary, and developed its...
Fix a Leak Water Week, Emphasizes Water-Saving Fixtures
"Fix-A-Leak" Week is the third week in March, promoted by the US Environmental Protection Agency. It's a time used to highlight the effects of leaky fixtures in homes to demonstrate just how much water literally goes down the drain unused. In fact, according to the...
Delta Faucets: Water Sense Showerheads and H2Okinetic Technology
I spoke with Karen Marshall of Delta Faucets when I was at Greenbuild and we talked about where consumers can make the biggest difference in water consumption. Not surprisingly (particularly if you have teenagers), it's in the shower. The average shower time is around...
Tankless Hot Water Systems — Benefits and Drawbacks
There are pros and cons to tankless water heaters. We list them in this short article.
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