Kohler, Home Depot and KB Home are among the companies to receive 2014 EPA WaterSense Partners of the Year awards for promoting water efficiency and helping consumers save 757 billion gallons of water.
Kohler received the 2014 Sustained Excellence Award — the highest level of WaterSense recognition — for the second year in a row for its water-saving technologies. One example is a dual-flush trip lever for tank-type toilets that makes selecting a smaller flush easier for those with dexterity challenges.
Delta Faucet Company, a three-time Manufacturer Partner of the Year, created an online faucet video gallery and website that featured WaterSense labeled products in more than 20 videos, collectively receiving more than 38,000 views.
HydroPoint Data Systems, another Manufacturer Partner of the Year, helped customers sustain their water savings in 2013 with the release of a Water Budget Manager tool that allows users to see, track and report a landscape’s water consumption and water bills after installing WaterSense labeled irrigation controllers.
The EPA recognized Retailer Partner of the Year Home Depot for the third time for its efforts to support rebate programs across the country for WaterSense labeled toilets, showerheads and irrigation controllers, helping consumers achieve more than $36 million in product markdowns.
Builder Partner of the Year KB Home won its fourth consecutive WaterSense Builder Partner of the Year award and introduced its Double ZeroHouse 2.0 concept to increase water efficiency and other resource savings.
All 2014 WaterSense Partners of the Year are listed here.