WaterSense Partners of the Year recognized for their leadership in promoting WaterSense labeled products and new homes
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized five WaterSense Partners of the Year at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas for their leadership in promoting WaterSense-labeled products and new homes:
- American Standard Brands earned a Manufacturer Partner of the Year Award for developing a WaterSense-labeled toilet model that can be installed without tools.
Kohler Co., now a three-time WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year, introduced its most water-efficient dual-flush toilet in 2011.
- Lowe's Companies Inc. became a three-time WaterSense Retailer Partner of the Year by supporting the "Wasting Water Is Weird" campaign and training its sales associates with messages about WaterSense-labeled products in order to help customers save about 4 billion gal of water in 2011.
- Colorado Springs Utilities was named the WaterSense Promotional Partner of the year for helping a local builder create the first WaterSense-labeled home in Colorado.
- KB Home, now a two-time WaterSense Builder Partner of the Year, built nearly 100 WaterSense labeled homes in 2011 and pushed the limits of sustainable building with a concept home designed to achieve net-zero energy use and the highest levels of water and other resource efficiency.
WaterSense also honored the following Excellence Award winners: Arizona Municipal Water Users Assn. and New Mexico Office of the State Engineer for innovative Fix a Leak Week activities, American Water for outstanding education and outreach, Alliance for Water Efficiency for effective strategic collaboration and The Home Depot for achievements in employee education.
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