Save water with low flow bathroom and kitchen fixtures (video)
Homeowners can easily convert to high-efficiency toilets, showerheads and faucets, potentially saving families 15,000 to 20,000 gallons of water each year.
Adding water-efficient products to a new or existing home is easy.
Rob Zimmerman, Senior Channel Manager, took ProudGreenHome.com on a tour through the Kohler booth at the International Builders' Show.
Kohler displayed technology (Aqua Piston) that makes their toilets flush really well with less water (1.28 gallons per flush), showerheads that use less water (2 gallons per minute) without changing the experience of a full flow shower, and faucets of all different shapes and finishes that use less water (1.5 gallon per minute).
For example, Kohler's Awaken collection expands its offering with water- conserving single-function showerheads and a handshower complete with Eco-Assist technology, which provides an intensified spray.
"Water is a precious resource, and the new Awaken handshower makes it even easier for homeowners to conserve while offering the convenience of a richer spray for tasks like hair rinsing," said Kohler performance showering product manager Leslie Bronson.
Pressing and holding a button to activate the Eco-Assist technology increases water flow from 1.5 gallons per minute to 2.0 gallons per minute. The new single-function Awaken showerhead touts a spray engine engineered for maximum performance at a water-conserving 1.5 and 1.75 gallons per minute, still delivering full, rich rinsing coverage, and, like the handshower, features an easy-to-clean sprayface.
The Awaken collection is offered in two series to complement transitional and contemporary aesthetics, and comes in two finishes: Polished Chrome and Vibrant Brushed Nickel. Series B is organic in design, taking inspiration from forms found in nature, while Series G takes design cues from classic modern design with simple, architectural form.
To complete the sleek look of the Awaken collection coordinating design components are available: slide bars, mounting brackets, wall supplies and smooth handshower hoses. A novelty for Kohler is the 36-inch slide bar with integrated water supply. This innovative combination of products eliminates the need for a separate wall supply since the water connection is at the base of the slide bar. All the components are metal construction, providing solid durability at a great price.
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[Photos courtesy of Kohler]