Haws does their best to keep up with recent changes in rules handed down by the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) over the last few years. The fairly new directive, a revision of ANSI Z385.1, sets minimum performance standards for eye/face wash shower systems. Here is a list of the changes: Continue reading
Water bottle filling stations are certainly catching on at colleges and universities around the country. There are now several hundred institutions of higher learning that are responding to increasing demand. New York City’s Hunter College and the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN are among the latest colleges to help students save money and plastic at the same time. Continue reading
Zurn Go Blue flush valve diaphragm kit has been chosen by ”Buildings Magazine” as one of the stand-out money saving products for 2013. It provides outstanding expense reduction in building maintenance by lasting up to ten times longer than other flush valve diaphragm kits. Commercial, health care, educational, and other high traffic buildings can take advantage of reduced maintenance costs and water usage. Continue reading
Toto, the world’s largest plumbing manufacturer, introduces the industry’s first one gallon per flush toilet. This ultra high efficiency toilet utilizes Toto’s brand new state of the art Double Cyclone flushing system. This green flushing toilet couples performance and superb bowl cleaning with ultra high efficiency to save money, water, and time. Continue reading
Metered Chicago faucets are an excellent choice for businesses looking to save on water usage. These faucets come in many different models that support varying purposes. They are designed with a sleek and stylish look that can accommodate any restroom. Adjustments are provided so that water amounts can be regulated as well as temperatures for dual supply faucets. Installing metered Chicago faucets can be most beneficial for businesses looking to save money and water. Continue reading
Much like the Energy Star program emphasized reducing energy usage, the WaterSense program is designed to help identify water conservation plumbing products. The Environmental Protection Agency created this program so that consumers would be able to find water saving solutions quickly. It emphasizes the importance of reducing water usage as not only an environmental solution but also provides it as an economical one as well. Continue reading
The crusade to reduce consumption of single-use plastic water bottles has now been embraced by the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). Oasis Aqua Pointe® Bottle Fillers, produced by Oasis International, are playing a key role. Quick, easy installation and ease-of-use were key factors in the selection of the Oasis product.
The City of San Francisco demonstrated leadership in requiring water filling stations via a recently passed city ordinance. Both new and remodeled buildings that have drinking fountains will be required to include bottle filling stations as well. Continue reading
Already the leading manufacturer of commercial water fixtures, Chicago Faucets is blazing the trail of environmental responsibility. By utilizing the company’s Water Savings Calculator and Water Conserving Retrofit Kits, customers who share Chicago Faucets’ commitment to sustainability can meet their company’s and government’s green building initiatives.
With the Water Savings Calculator, customers can get an estimate of how much water will be saved by switching to a 1.5 GPM or a 0.5 GPM faucet. It features estimated water and sewer costs from major cities to show you the significant savings to be had by upgrading your faucets. Continue reading
In December of 2010, President Obama signed into law the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. This act changes our national policy toward children’s nutrition. One important aspect of this policy change is the provision requiring free, quality drinking water, with school meals.
A similar policy change was signed into law in California by Governor Schwarzenegger. This California Law, SB 1413, requires free, fresh drinking water for all school meals. This is all in an effort to reduce the consumption of sugary drinks in schools and promote more healthy choices. Continue reading
With the growing trend of many businesses and public venues going green, the days of paper product hand dryers are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Hand dryers are commercial plumbing products that are perfect for those businesses that not only want to help the environment but want their customers to stay healthy and sanitary. Continue reading