2014

Kohler Co. Announces Eight Toilets to Bear EPA's New WaterSense Label Like EPA's ENERGY STAR program, WaterSense(SM) label will help consumers

choose products that are more efficient



    KOHLER, Wis., May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of celebrating Earth
 Day in April and moving forward into the inevitable summer drought months,
 consumers are sure to be inundated with messages about ways to reduce water
 use in their homes and workplaces. To help make sense of it all and to spur
 consumers into action, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is
 beginning to test products for its WaterSense program, a labeling program
 that encourages water efficiency and the use of water efficient products
 that perform as well as or better than their less efficient counterparts.
 As of April, eight toilets from Kohler Co. earned the WaterSense label,
 which means these toilets use at least 20 percent less water than standard
 1.6-gallon toilets while still meeting strict flushing performance
 guidelines.
     "The WaterSense label lets consumers know with certainty that they're
 choosing products that use significantly less water, without having to
 worry whether those products will still perform well," said Rob Zimmerman,
 senior staff engineer for Kohler's water conservation initiatives. "Kohler
 Co. has made a commitment to being a leader and innovator in this area, and
 we look forward to developing products that meet both WaterSense and
 Kohler's shared commitment to conservation and quality."
     According to estimates, the average family of four uses about 400
 gallons of water each day, and toilets represent a whopping 26 percent of
 all home indoor water use. Using the same premise as the EPA's ENERGY STAR
 program, which focuses on products that meet certain energy-efficiency
 criteria, WaterSense has been developed to easily identify products that
 conserve water, yet utilizes third party product certification bodies.
     The eight KOHLER & STERLING toilets that will bear the WaterSense label
 are:
     -- KOHLER San Raphael(R) Power Lite(R) toilet -- K-3393
     -- KOHLER Highline(R) Pressure Lite(TM) 1.1 gpf toilet -- K-3519
     -- KOHLER Wellworth(R) Pressure Lite 1.1 gpf toilet -- K-3531
     -- STERLING Stanton(TM) toilet with Dual Force(TM) technology -- 402040
     -- STERLING Karsten(TM) toilet with Dual Force technology -- 402025
     -- STERLING Karsten toilet with Dual Force technology -- 402028
     -- STERLING Rockton(TM) toilet with Dual Force technology -- 402024
     -- STERLING Rockton toilet with Dual Force technology -- 402027
     For more information about these toilets and other KOHLER Co. water
 conserving products, visit http://www.KOHLER.com/conservation or call
 toll-free at 1-800-4-KOHLER.
     About WaterSense
     WaterSense is a voluntary public-private partnership program sponsored
 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Its mission is to protect the
 future of our nation's water supply by promoting and enhancing the market
 for water-efficient products and services. Go to
 http://www.epa.gov/watersense to learn more about how to use water
 efficiently.
     About Kohler Co.
     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.
 
 

SOURCE Kohler Co.

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