It is not lost on us here at Modenus that sustainability might be seen as the ‘design-term-du-jour.’ We are happy to report that for many of the companies we love, sustainability is not just lip-service. Caroma planted their water-conservation flag years ago, and now, as the rest of the world attempts to catch up to them – Caroma just keeps on innovating.
Caroma has been a major exhibitor at Greenbuild for a number of years, and this year will be no different. With over 50 WaterSense approved toilets to their name, and now a new low-flow shower head, the world is their sustainable oyster.
If you think that homeowners wouldn’t be interested in water-saving, low-flow products – think again. Using the dual flush technology can reduce water usage by 40% compared with traditional toilets that use 2.9 gallons in a single flush and by more than 76% if using a 3.5 gallons per flush toilet.
Just how seriously does Caroma take their mission of water conservation? Quite seriously, in fact. Caroma exceeds the North American standard of 1.28 gallons per flush (gpf) for high efficiency toilets (HET) in both their standard collection (1.06 gpf) and the industry record breaking Smart Series (0.9 gpf). See? That’s serious stuff. They have gone on record with their saying, “One flush can make a difference” – and here is a big fat statistic to prove it:
If 50% of the 238 million toilets in the US that are high-flow (3.5 gallons per flush or more) were converted to a dual flush toilet, 1.4 trillion gallons of water could be saved per year!
What are we all waiting for? We are quite pleased that you can see Caroma on Modenus and we certainly hope that you will all do your best to carry forward the good work that Caroma is out there doing!
Another thing we love about Caroma is their willingness to stir the pot a bit – to do something that really gets people’s attention (just in case saving millions of gallons of water isn’t enough.)
If you are headed up to Greenbuild, you can check out Caroma (in their environmentally-friendly booth of course), and you can enter to win an iPad® 2! Caroma’s “One Flush a Day – Gives an iPad® 2 Away” promotion aims to educate booth visitors on the advantages of installing a high efficiency toilet.
Everyone who visits the Caroma booth (#2111N) at Greenbuild will have the opportunity to meet with a Caroma representative and be entered to win an Apple® iPad® 2; runner-up prizes include: Apple® iPod® Nanos, iPod® Shuffles and an assortment of cool green tech items.
I ask again – what are you waiting for?
Days & Times of the Caroma Giveaway:
October 5, 2011 at 5:00pm
October 6, 2011 at 4:30pm
at Booth 2111N (North Building)
Conference: October 5-7, 2011
Expo: October 4-6, 2011