KOHLER, Wis., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- As people around the globe celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 22 and reflect on ways they can individually help conserve natural resources, Kohler Co., a global leader in kitchen and bath technology, introduces several low-consumption products for residential and commercial applications that help people save water. Kohler will introduce these products at the annual Kitchen/Bath Industry Show which begins this Friday in Chicago. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060418/CGTU048 ) "Replacing older plumbing products with modern, water-efficient models is just one way that people can begin saving water in their homes and work places," said Ed Del Grande, host of "Ed the Plumber" on the DIY Network and Kohler's "how-to" expert. "For example, 3.5 gallon per flush toilets installed more than 10 years ago consume two unnecessary gallons of additional water each time they are flushed compared to new high-efficiency toilets that use only 1.28 gallons of water per flush." Among the introductions this spring is the new Cimarron Comfort Height(TM) 1.28 gpf toilet with Class Five EcoSmart(TM) (EST) technology that can save homeowners up to 3,200 gallons of water per year over industry standard 1.6 gpf models. Additionally, Kohler introduces Steward(TM) waterless urinals that can save commercial users up to 40,000 gallons of water per fixture, per year over a standard 1.0 gallon urinal. In the showering category, Kohler launches the new low-flow MasterShower(TM) Eco showerhead and handshower that provide homeowners and specifiers with additional options to conserve water and qualify for LEED credits. The 2.0 gpm sprayheads reduce water flow by up to 20 percent, while maintaining consistent performance and temperature. Other KOHLER water-conserving products: In addition to the new MasterShower Eco showerhead, Steward waterless urinals and Cimarron Comfort Height 1.28 gpf toilet, Kohler offers myriad products in its portfolio that offer varying levels of potential water savings to users. -- KOHLER Highline(TM) & Wellworth(TM) Pressure Lite toilets -- pressure assist technology enables users to save up to 5,000 gallons of water per year, per fixture; available in 1.1 or 1.4 gallon per flush models. -- KOHLER Class Five(TM) toilets -- 1.4 gallon flush setting allows users to save up to 2,000 gallons of water per year per fixture; Class Five technology is available in several one or two piece models that coordinate with various KOHLER suites and ensembles. -- KOHLER San Raphael(TM) Power Lite(R) toilet -- Twin Touch(TM) flush actuator allows users to save up to 5,000 gallons of water per year per fixture. -- KOHLER Touchless(TM) faucets with Tripoint(TM) technology -- highly accurate activation sensor uses Tripoint technology which saves water by keeping false activations to a minimum. For more information about KOHLER water conserving products or any of the company's products, consumers may access the Kohler Co. Web site at KOHLER.com or call toll-free at 1-800-4-KOHLER. Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America's oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, cabinetry, tile and home interiors, and international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.
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