INTERNATIONAL GREEN CONSTRUCTION CODE™ (IGCC) ICC, and its Cooperating Sponsors AIA and ASTM-International have introduced an adoptable and enforceable green building code, now including ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/ IES Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, as an alternate path of compliance. The code language includes both the technical content of the IGCC and Standard 189.1. IGCC and Standard 189. 1 cover criteria including water use efficiency, indoor environmental quality, energy efficiency, materials and resource use, and the building’s impact on its site and its community. (344 pages) To order, please visit: www.iccsafe.org/store or call (800) 786-4452. FLUSHING SYSTEM FOR PERFORMANCE AND CONSERVATION FLUSHMATE® Pressure Assist Technology: Is the leading flushing system for performance and conservation. ULF model flushing less than 1.6 gpf and the HET model flushing 1.0 gpf. For the best in one flush performance and 25 years of proven reliability, look for the original; look for Flushmate with the 10-year warranty.For more information about fixtures with Flushmate Inside visit our website at www.flushmate.com or call Sloan Flushmate at (800) 580-7141. WATER TREATMENT FOR TANKLESS WATER HEATERS The Heater Treater® is designed specifically to protect tankless water heaters from the effects of hard water scaling. A simple, low cost, reliable and environmentally friendly way to extend the life of all tankless water heaters installed in hard water areas. A differential pressure gauge takes the guess work out of filter changes—it tells you when the filter needs to be changed. Also great for boilers and solar hot water systems. HYBRID ELECTRIC HEAT PUMP WATER HEATER Voltex™ from A. O. Smith is the latest advancement in electric water heating. The hybrid electric design integrates heat pump technology to produce a product that is twice as efficient as a standard electric water heater. The Voltex pulls heat from the surrounding air and deposits it into the 80-gallon storage tank, allowing the heater to operate in the most efficient mode. With an Energy Factor of 2.3, the Voltex is ENERGY STAR-qualified and tax credit eligible. SUSTAINABILITY BROCHURE The T&S Brass Sustainability brochure emphasizes the importance of conservation through the lifecycle of a product, including the manufacturing process. In addition to a variety of water-saving products, the brochure includes helpful information about saving money, obtaining LEED certification, and reducing waste. To learn more, visit www.tsbrass.com GREEN TOILETRY The one-piece Sanicompact toilet from SFA Saniflo Inc. offers a reliable green solution that saves both water and floor space in a residential bathroom application, the company said. Using just one gallon of water per flush, the Sanicompact uses about 38 percent less water than a standard 1.6 gpf toilet. POWER-SAVING CIRCULATOR WITH TERMINAL BOX CONNECTION A new 4-page brochure from Grundfos Pumps highlights the latest innovation for the company’s breakthrough line of power-saving ALPHA™ circulators for hydronic heating applications: a terminal box to facilitate conduit-connection applications.To make electrical connections, installers now have the option of using either: 1) the ALPHA plug with line cord, which requires no wiring and offers one of the easiest hookups available in the pump industry; or 2) the new, terminal box that uses standard pushpin power terminal connections from Grundfos Pumps.For more information on ALPHA, visit poweredby.grundfos.com NEW BROCHURE Caroma has launched a new corporate brochure featuring the background of Caroma and how to help preserve the world’s most valuable water resources. The brochure addresses the company’s WaterSense guarantee, the design and performance of Caroma high efficiency toilets and how washdown technology is a unique, integrated approach to flushing, clearing, and drainage. Also included are two case studies, including the Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel in San Antonio. COMMERCIAL & INSTITUTIONAL PRODUCTS BROCHURE Chicago Faucet Co. Has brought out its free “Commercial & Institutional Solutions” brochure featuring product introductions for healthcare, office and retail, education and food service applications. The brochure also highlights products intended for water conservation and lead reduction. FOOD WASTE DISPOSER Food waste disposers like the InSinkErator® Evolution Excel® offer more than just convenience in the kitchen—they can play an important role in helping to solve food waste management challenges.Using a disposer can help divert landfill waste and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.It can also help capable wastewater treatment plants turn food waste into renewable energy and fertilizer (check the plant in your area). For information, visit www.insinkerator.com/green. LAV-SAFE Watts has released its new ASSE 1070 listed LavSafe thermostatic faucet series. The commercial and residential faucets feature an internal paraffin thermostat, which controls both temperature and pressure. LavSafe faucets are available in two contemporary models—standard and gooseneck. All feature ceramic disc mixing, integral checks and filters, ADA compliant handles, and lead-free certification in accordance with NSF/ANSI 61 plus Annex G. Low-flow models are available between 0.5 and 1.5 GPM with select models earning the WaterSense label. HYDRO GENERATOR POWERED FLUSH VALVE Zurn Engineered Water Solutions, an innovator and manufacturer of commercial plumbing products, announces the HydroVantage sustainable hydro generator flush valve. As water passes through the valve, the turbine spins creating electrical energy which is then stored in a rechargeable cell. Environmental Trending along with 4.0 Sensor Technology continuously monitors ambient light levels and traffic patterns within the restroom eliminating false flushing while maximizing power savings.
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