Product Focus: High-Efficiency Toilets - March 2011
Stealth ToiletNiagara Conservation’s Stealth toilet has the ability to achieve a powerful, quiet flush using only 0.8 gallons of water. Easily clearing all the waste in the bowl and eliminating the need for dual-flush systems, the EPA WaterSense-certified Stealth uses 37 percent less water per flush than a 1.28-gpf toilet. Compared to older 3.5-gpf toilets, the Stealth can save up to 20,000 gallons per year and up to $101 on water usage annually, depending on wastewater rate.
Niagara Conservation. www.niagaraconservation.com. Circle 30
1.0-gpf FlushingSloan FLUSHMATE engineers WaterSense-compliant, high-efficiency, pressure-assist toilet systems for toilets such as Kohler’s San Rafael Comfort Height Pressure Lite model. The FLUSHMATE IV pressure-assist system offers powerful jet-siphon-action flushing while using only 1.0 gallons of water per flush. The 2 1/2-inch trapway is an effective method for eliminating waste.
Sloan FLUSHMATE. www.flushmate.com. Circle 31
Flush Power And ConservationBriggs Industries’ M128 High-Efficiency Toilet with Turbo 3 flush valve has a flush consumption of only 1.28 gallons per flush, which exceeds the MaP performance required for EPA WaterSense certification. The three WaterSense-compliant M128 models (round, elongated and ComfortFit) have MaP solids removal ranging from 750 to 900 grams per flush. All are constructed from vitreous china, have 3-inch flush valves and fully grazed trapways for quieter flushing and refilling.
Briggs Industries. www.theconserver.com. Circle 32
Flush-Valve-Operated ToiletZurn’s EcoVantage series of water-conserving toilets are engineered for optimal performance and hygiene in the most demanding application environments. The EcoVantage toilets use 1.28 gallons per flush and feature sensor-operated flush valve and bowl combinations. The toilets are easy to retrofit because of a large footprint that covers most existing installations.
Zurn Industries. www.zurn.com. Circle 33
Water-Saving ToiletGerber’s Maxwell 1.28 is a water-saving, high-efficiency toilet that utilizes 1.28 gallons per flush, which saves 20 percent more water over standard toilets. Available in white, the Maxwell 1.28 has a 3-inch flush valve and a fully grazed trapway. The toilet is offered in round front, elongated or ADA-elongated bowl options and has a color-matched front tank level.
Gerber Plumbing. www.gerberonline.com. Circle 34
One-Piece ToiletFeaturing Caroma’s Smart Technology, which boasts 1.28 gpf (full flush for solids) and 0.8 gpf (half flush for liquids) flow rates, the Somerton Smart 270 includes an Easy Height fully skirted bowl (16 1/2 inches from floor to rim) for comfortable seating. Easy to install with an adjustable connector, the Somerton Smart 270 is available in round- and elongated-bowl options suitable for ADA installations.
Caroma. www.caroma.com. Circle 35
Elongated OptionsDanze’s Cobalt Collection of water-saving toilets (1.28 gpf) comes in two variations - a two-piece elongated option and a one-piece compact elongated option. The toilets feature the same high-performance platform as all other Danze HETs - a 3-inch flush valve that ensures a powerful flush every time. Both toilets offer an elongated bowl and a 16 7/8-inch rim height to ensure maximum comfort, and provide ergonomic design.
Danze. www.danze.com. Circle 36
Spa-Like ToiletINAX’s REGIO integrated toilet combines a balance of automated function, comfort, hygienic cleansing and antibacterial technology. Soft LED lights illuminate the bowl interior and foot area of the fixture. Music plays as the lid automatically opens to uncover its heated seat. A Silent Stream Flushing System delivers a powerful, quiet, air-driven flush and promotes environmental responsibility with flush rates of 1.1 and 1.6 gpf.
INAX. http://global.inax.co.jp. Circle 37
Quiet And Powerful FlushingAmerican Standard’s Cadet 3 FloWise Concealed Trapway toilet offers sleek European styling and PowerWash bowl-cleaning technology for a quiet, yet powerful flush. A WaterSense-certified high-efficiency model, the Cadet 3 uses only 1.28 gpf. The toilet’s PowerWash system offers a powerful, yet water-saving performance by scrubbing the bowl with pressurized water during each flush.
American Standard. www.americanstandard.com. Circle 38
Overflow ProtectionWhen a clog occurs in the main trapway, Penguin Toilets’ patented secondary drainline takes over to prevent costly overflows. The Penguin Toilets Model 524 also features a 1.28-gpf WaterSense listing with a 3-inch flush valve. The toilet has registered a 1,000-gram MaP score and features a raised bowl height of 16 1/8 inches.
Penguin Toilets. www.penguintoilets.com.
Italian-Designed HETThe Ilbagnoalessi One Collection from Italian designer Stefano Giovannoni and Laufen features soft, round curves, which symbolize the feminine aspect of the bathroom. The toilet is available as freestanding or wall-mount and meets EPA WaterSense specifications with a 1.28-gpf flow rate.
Bowl-Cleansing ActionTOTO’s Carlyle II HET saves money, water and time cleaning the toilet. With its 1.28-gpf Double Cyclone Flushing System, three actions occur almost simultaneously: a primary nozzle fires a high-speed stream of water that scours the rim and initiates the water’s cyclone movement. A second nozzle fires a second high-speed water jet around the redesigned bowl’s concave rim, providing a 360-degree rim and bowl cleansing. At the same time, the siphon jet harnesses the accelerating power of the rapidly rotating column of water for complete waste removal.
TOTO USA. www.totousa.com.