High Efficiency Toilets (HETs) are the next important wave in plumbing conservation efforts for North America, according to a new white paper released by American Standard Brands. “High Efficiency Toilets: Why ‘Flushing with Confidence’ is Here to Stay” provides an insightful overview of why HETs were developed, how American Standard perfected its models to achieve powerful flushing performance, and why these low-flow toilets will be vital to the future.

The educational white paper conveys why HETs originated after the National Energy Policy Act of 1992, the initial challenges with this move from 3.5 to 1.6 gallons per flush and the ultimate success in HET design and performance. The paper also highlights the flushing technologies developed by American Standard, including the company’s methods to “harness gravity,” use larger flush valves and trapways, efficiently size water spots and well contours, and create sophisticated water flow dynamics that contributed to the superior performance of collections like the Champion 4 and Cadet 3.

According to the paper, HETs and the water efficiency they achieve are critical in the future. Growing populations, aging infrastructures that process and transport water, rising daily usage rates among individuals, and environmental factors increasingly draw on the existing fresh water supply.

The paper is authored by C.J. Lagan, compliance engineering manager for American Standard Brands. It is available for free download to all members of the plumbing industry at www.plumberprotects.com.