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  • High-Efficiency Toilets Combine Water Conservation and Improved Performance

    New toilet standards ensure water savings does not come at the expense of a confident flush.

  • ANSI Approves Home Builders’ Green Certification Program

    The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) this week approved the National Green Building Standard, making it the only green certification program to receive the endorsement.

  • The Gardener’s Drip Kit by Rain Bird

    The Gardener’s Drip Kit includes all the connections, tubing, emitters, and tools necessary to install the drip irrigation system to an outdoor faucet or an underground irrigation system, the manufacturer says. Once installed, the system will distribute water slowly and consistently direct to the...

  • Permeable Brick Pavers by Pine Hall Brick

    The manufacturer’s permeable brick pavers enable storm water to filter into the soil instead of draining into streams and rivers, and satisfy state and local storm-water management requirements, the maker says. The company says its pavers are easier to install than some because there are only...

  • Irrigation Rain Barrels by Aaron’s Rain Barrels

    The manufacturer’s irrigation rain barrels are made from 20 pounds of recycled plastic or 110 pounds of oak, brass, and steel. The barrels have two spigots and connect directly to a home’s rain gutter downspouts. A removable zinc irrigation spigot can attach to a regular garden hose and has a...

  • Bioline Dripperline by Netafim

    Bioline Dripperline disperses waste water through a drip-irrigation system. The flexible tubing delivers a slow, steady application of water directly to plants, eliminating overspray, staining, and slippery surfaces, the manufacturer says, and reduces water use 30% to 70% compared with sprinklers...

  • Permeable Pavers by Belgard

    The company’s permeable pavers are made of concrete and separated by joints filled with small stones. Water enters the joints between the pavers and filters through crushed stone layers; the water, minus the filtered-out pollutants, is absorbed into the soil. The pavers can be used for patios...

  • Clivus Greywater System by Clivus Multrum

    The Clivus Greywater System includes a Greywater Dosing Basin as the collection point for all of a home’s greywater. Made of rigid plastic, it contains level switches and an effluent pump or gravity siphon (where sufficient slope is available). When an amount of greywater sufficient to create a...

  • The LawnMaster II Timer by Toro

    The LawnMaster II Timer features three program options and meets the requirement of communities for multiple-option timers during watering restrictions, the manufacturer says. A large LCD screen, a programming dial, and selection buttons let users choose which days to water and how long each zone...

  • The Light is a Queen Collection by Terzani

    The Light is a Queen collection combines elements of traditional Italian craftsmanship with a modern aesthetic, according to the company.Designed by Jean-Francois Crochet, the Tresor metal suspension lamp is made from 3,900 minted coins. The coins are individually hand-welded and finished with...