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  • Espree High-Efficiency Toilet by Jacuzzi

    The Espree high-efficiency, 1.28-gpf toilet is WaterSense certified, so it uses 20% less water than 1.6-gpf models. The unit features a concealed trapway and an elongated, chair-height bowl that meets ADA standards. 800.288.4002.

  • Pint Low-Consumption Urinal by Zurn

    The Z5798 Pint, a low-consumption urinal, uses 0.125 gallon per flush. A long-life battery controls the unit’s hands-free flushing operation and lasts for about 200,000 flush cycles, the company says. The urinal saves more than 30,000 gallons of water a year over standard, 1-gpf urinals, the...

  • Sydney Smart Dual-Flush Toilet by Caroma

    The company claims its Sydney Smart dual-flush, WaterSense-certified toilet saves more than 18,000 gallons of water per household per year compared to 3.5-gpf single-flush toilets, and more than 5,000 gallons over 1.6-gpf, single-flush toilets. Users may choose a 0.8- or 1.28-gallon flush, which...

  • 1000 Gram HET Toilet by Foremost

    The All-in-One elongated version of the dual-flush, 1000 Gram HET toilet is WaterSense certified and uses 1.1 gallons of water for liquids and 1.6 gallons for solids, saving up to 16,000 gallons of water per year for a family of four versus 3.5-gpf models, the company claims. The company’s patented...

  • Gwyneth High-Efficiency Toilets by Toto

    One- and two-piece Gwyneth high-efficiency toilets feature a 1.28-gpf gravity-fed double-cyclone flush engine. The toilet is WaterSense certified and qualifies for select water utility rebate programs, the manufacturer says. The unit is 17 inches from base to seat, and it cleans itself during each...

  • 3000 Series Toilets by Quality Craft

    3000 Series toilets are WaterSense certified and MaP approved to dispose of 900 grams in a single flush, according to the company. The toilets feature a 3.3-inch flush valve that maximizes flushing force and a rim wash to clean away debris and bacteria, the manufacturer says. The 2?1/8-inch trapway...

  • FloWise Toilet by American Standard

    The high-efficiency, dual-flush FloWise toilet lets users choose a 1.6-gallon or 0.8-gallon flush and is WaterSense certified. The white toilet has an elongated bowl and is available in standard or taller “right height” sizes. 800.899.2614.

  • Ecologic Flapperless Toilet by Niagra

    The WaterSense-certified Ecologic Flapperless toilet uses tip-bucket technology to create a high-performance, 1.28-gallon flush. The unit features a maintenance-free flush system, and no tank sweating or need to replace flappers, chains, or levers, the company claims. 800.668.4420.

  • EcoQuantum Toilet by Mansfield

    The high-performance, high-efficiency EcoQuantum toilet features pressure-assist, dual-flush technology with a dual-action trip lever that triggers a 1.1-gallon or a 1.6-gallon flush, depending on which way the user pulls the lever. The ADA-compliant, WaterSense-certified unit measures 17?1/4...

  • February Green Building Legislative Update

    A roundup of local, state, and federal legislation and government news affecting green home building.