American Standard Brands Named 2012 WaterSense® Partner of the Year

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American Standard Brands has been honored with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2012 WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year Award in recognition of the company’s water-saving technological advances and ongoing efforts to raise awareness about water conservation.

The WaterSense program, sponsored by the EPA, encourages consumers to reduce their water usage through water saving products and services, as well as by making simple changes in behavior to help conserve water. The WaterSense Partner of the Year awards recognize organizations that are on the cutting edge of water efficiency innovation, collaboration and outreach.

“American Standard Brands is privileged to be recognized by the EPA as its 2012 WaterSense Partner of the Year for the pioneering product solutions, technical leadership and outstanding performance that have been part of our company’s heritage for over 140 years,” said Jay Gould, president and CEO of American Standard Brands.

American Standard is being awarded a 2012 Manufacturer Partner of the Year distinction, in part, for developing a WaterSense-labeled toilet that can be installed without tools, making it easier than ever for homeowners to upgrade to a water-saving toilet. This SAVER™ high efficiency toilet (HET) — using only 1.28 gallons per flush and meeting stringent WaterSense certification requirements for water savings — is designed to be installed with simple hand tightening, no tools needed. Offered in both 2-piece and 1-piece models, the SAVER offers the comfortable Right Height® bowl configuration that meets all ADA requirements for accessibility.

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