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MORROW, GA.—TOTO announced that it has shipped its high-performance bathroom fixtures to assist more than 2,000 families in Moore, Shawnee and El Reno, Okla., with their long-term rebuilding process.
MANCHESTER, N.H.—Xeros, the innovator of an ultra-low water cleaning system, announced it has joined a leading alliance committed to improving supply chain sustainability in the apparel and footwear industries. Xeros, the company formed to commercialize polymer bead technology developed at the University of Leeds, is now a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), which also includes household names such as Adidas, Burberry, Coca Cola and Levi Strauss
NORTH OLMSTED, OHIO—For the second year in a row, a Moen Commercial product has been awarded a Production Innovation Award (PIA) by Architectural Products’ magazine—this year, the M•Dura Heavy-Duty Manual Flush Valve won in the restroom and plumbing category.
LONG BEACH PENINSULA, WASH.—Adrift Hotel is taking more big steps in sustainability with its current $48,000 project to add solar hot water panels and rainwater catchment for laundry. The recent announcement was made jointly by Brady and Tiffany Turner, owners of the 80-room hotel, located at the south end of the boardwalk and nearby Discovery Trail on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula. The project, with construction taking place from October through December 2013, is being funded utilizing Seattle-based Community Sourced Capital—providers of new financial tools to help local businesses access capital namely via community-sourced small business loans. “Choosing to inhabit the far reaches of this continent brings with it inherent striving for sustainability for many of us who call it home,” said Tiffany Turner, co-owner, Adrift Hotel. “With the support of our community investors, Brady and I are fortunate to be the first Long Beach Peninsula hotel to move toward renewable-resource reliance.” Consistent with their vision, the project includes installation of six solar hot water panels on the south side of both buildings.
MENOMONEE FALLS, WIS.—Bradley Corp., a leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing fixtures and washroom accessories, announced nationwide availability for the company’s latest commercial hand-washing innovation—the Advocate AV-Series Lavatory System. This “all-in-one” sink, faucet and dual-sided hand dryer solution delivers the first U.S. made, completely touchless hand-washing experience for a more sustainable, clean and efficient lavatory environment.
NEW YORK—Xeros, the innovator of an ultra low water cleaning system, announced the company has been awarded the Editors’ Choice Award, Best New Product for Hotel Operations. The award was presented November 10, during the Opening Ceremonies of the 98th annual International Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Show (IHMRS) at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
SPOKANE, WASH.—Ecova, a total energy and sustainability management company, announced a new Water Outlier Investigation service to help multi-site commercial and industrial companies optimize their water performance. Together, Ecova’s Resource Benchmarking Report and new Water Outlier Investigation services identify facilities that are performing above or below the norm for all facilities—and provide customized solutions to reduce consumption at those targeted sites.
ALPHARETTA, GA.—After its North American début in New York City this May, the Axor Starck Organic Collection will be featured at Boutique Design New York 2013 (BDNY), November 10 to 11 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York. Philippe Starck’s fifth collaboration with Axor will be on display in Booth #509.
PISCATAWAY, N.J.—American Standard is the first plumbing manufacturer to offer 1.1 gallons per flush (gpf) manual flushometer toilet systems that use 14 percent less water than 1.28 gpf high efficiency toilet (HET) flushometer systems, and 31 percent less than 1.6 gpf systems. These toilet systems consist of a 1.1 gpf manual toilet flush valve combined with either an American Standard Afwall or Madera universal toilet bowl.
PISCATAWAY, N.J.—New high efficiency urinal flush valves from American Standard offer Selectronic hands-free function, flexible power options, reduced maintenance and reliable performance.
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