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Sustainability, Economics, and Aesthetics Enhance the High-End Commercial
Although they are not the largest rooms in a building, restrooms – particularly
those in high-end commercial establishments – make a huge impression on its
clients and clientele, who expect these areas to be clean and comfortable.
However, washrooms can be difficult to maintain. Dirt and water on backsplashes;
bulky, balky flush valves and faucets, and waste bins overflowing with paper
towels are not uncommon.
While many patrons try to keep things tidy, others do not. As a result, facility
executives put a good deal of time and effort into decisions regarding the
fixtures and fittings they install in their sites.
TOTO has the sustainable commercial products needed to solve these busy
EcoPower Wall Mount Faucet
TOTO’s proprietary EcoPower technology harnesses the kinetic energy of running
water to power faucet and flush valve applications, which eliminate routine
battery replacement and greatly reduce hazard battery disposal, helping to
protect the environment from the potentially harmful substances used in them. It
also eliminates the need for hard wiring, with its attendant labor and monthly
electrical costs. With the simple insight that hands-free faucets and flush
valves require an external power source (batteries or electricity), TOTO
recognized the need to harness the power of Nature for a solution that was
environmentally sustainable, economically sound, and protected the user from
bacterial transmission with its hands-free operation.
Now available in an elegantly simple wall-mount design, Helix, this Polished
Chrome fitting’s Smart Sensor system uses an infrared pulse to detect when hands
are placed directly under the spout before releasing water, which eliminates the
false positives that waste water. Once the hands are removed the water shuts off
immediately, another saving water feature. Its spout-tip sensor is recessed and
carefully hidden from view -- making it vandal resistant. In addition, the TOTO
Smart Sensor sets its own detection range when installed. This self-adjusting
feature eliminates the need for ongoing adjustments by the maintenance staff.
This high-efficiency fitting uses a mere 0.8 gallons per 60-second cycle.
However, because the average use-cycle is less than 60 seconds, the Helix’s
estimated water discharge per user is closer to 0.08 gallons.
for the Toilet, Urinal, and Flush Valve
TOTO’s 1.28 gpf High Efficiency Toilets (available as ADA-compliant floor or
wall mount), 0.5 gpf High Efficiency Urinals, and EcoPower 1.28 and 0.5 gpf
sensor flush valves are system engineered to work together to provide optimal
performance and water savings.
TOTO high-efficiency toilets, urinals, and flush valves help to save money in
commercial environments by providing unsurpassed performance and reliability
that reduces maintenance costs. Engineered as a system, the only way to insure
maximum performance is to use TOTO valves and china in concert, as their
efficiency and performance are tested together.
The elegant new cover plate designs (14- by 12-inch and 4- by 4-inch) for the
EcoPower high-efficiency flush valves – both toilet and urinal – are
aesthetically pleasing in their clean, simple lines with brushed satin finish.
These new high efficiency, high performance fixtures and fittings are engineered
to help to earn the indoor water credit in the US Green Building Council’s green
LEED® building rating system, by directly contributing to the efficient
operation of sustainable, high performance buildings. TOTO high-efficiency
toilets, urinals, and EcoPower high-efficiency faucets and flush valves can
achieve a 30% reduction over baseline water use in commercial buildings in the
For more information, consumers may visit
www.totousa.com or call 888.295.8134.
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