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  • Product Review: Greywater Systems

    Nearly 50% of potable water delivered to American homes goes down the drains of sinks, showers, and washing machines. Here's how to put that "lightly used" water to work for a second time around.

  • Product Review: Low-Flow Bath Fixtures

    With the advent of WaterSense certification—and manufacturers’ overwhelming response to it, there’s simply no excuse not to specify water-efficient toilets, showerheads, and faucets.

  • Acorn Engineering Co. High Efficiency Toilet

    Acorn Engineering Co.’s High Efficiency Toilet is made from 80 percent recycled steel and uses only 1.28 gallons per flush.

  • Caroma Invisi Series II

    Caroma’s Invisi Series II wall-hung and wall-faced toilet suites feature plumbing hidden inside the wall to create a roomier and more luxurious look suited for smaller bathrooms.

  • Power Flush, WaterSense-Certified Toilet From Niagara Conservation

    Niagara Conservation. With full-time 0.8 gpf, the Stealth toilet uses 37% less water than standard high-efficiency toilets. According to the firm, the WaterSense-certified unit's hydraulic technology--a combination of water and air pressure--creates a larger water spot and produces a flush powerful...

  • One-Piece High-Efficiency Toilet from Kohler

    Kohler. The company’s first one-piece, single-flush high-efficiency toilet, the Archer uses 1.28 gpf and includes Class 5 flushing technology, which features a 3 1/4-inch flush valve and an efficient, direct-fed jet to maximize water flow. The transitional design boasts beveled edges and a curved...

  • WaterSense-Certified Toilet from Gerber

    Gerber. The WaterSense-labeled Avalanche 1.28-gpf toilet features the XP3 flushing system, which the firm says clears the bowl quickly and efficiently. The unit includes a 3-inch flush valve; a large water surface; a slim-line tank; and a color-matched, side-mounted lever. It comes in white or...

  • As the water supply shrinks, will blue become the new green?

    A look at the looming water crisis and what it may mean for architects, contractors, engineers, and technology suppliers

  • Sydney Smart Toilet From Caroma

    The company now offers its Sydney Smart high-efficiency toilet with a back outlet. The WaterSense-labeled dual-flush unit offers 1.28 gpf and 0.8 gpf. A large trapway eliminates blockages, says the maker, and washdown technology pushes waste from the bowl. It is Maximum Performance tested at 900...

  • Answering Nature’s Call

    The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo saw the potential in ordinary, everyday facilities when it developed its eco-friendly restroom.