American Standard announced its high-efficiency urinals and flush-valve options meet or exceed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program requirements for high performance and water efficiency, making it the first major plumbing manufacturer to meet these rigorous requirements.
The EPA’s WaterSense program requires commercial urinals to use no more than 0.5 gallon per flush – 50 percent lower than the current federal standard of 1.0 gpf – while also meeting such performance standards as flush effectiveness and post-flush seal restoration.
The American Standard® line of high-efficiency urinals, which feature FloWise® water-saving technology, exceeds these requirements, operating between 0.5 gpf and 0.125 gpf – thereby cutting water use by as much as 87 percent.
The designation marks the WaterSense program’s first nonresidential plumbing-product specification aimed at helping commercial and institutional facility managers identify high-performing, water-efficient product solutions.
“With this new WaterSense program specification, contractors, engineers, architects, owners and developers, as well as their facility teams, can easily distinguish products that meet best in-class performance and water conservation criteria,” explains Jeremy Cressman, vice president and general manager, commercial trade, for American Standard. “WaterSense-certified urinals and urinal systems will drastically reduce water consumption in commercial restrooms, without sacrificing style or performance.”