On October 7, 2020, the 2020 WaterSense Sustained Excellence, Partner of the Year, and Excellence Award winners were announced during a WaterSmart Innovations webinar, and Kohler Co. earned its sixth Sustained Excellence Award.
One notable achievement of Kohler’s in 2019 was developing three rain-style showerheads that earned the WaterSense label based on recent specification updates. By collaborating with the U.S. EPA, Kohler helped WaterSense determine the rain shower criteria in its showerhead specification, broadening opportunities for consumers to save water in this product category. In total, Kohler earned the WaterSense label on 36 tank-type toilet models, 30 new faucets, 58 showerheads, one urinal, and one flushometer valve toilet in 2019 alone.
Throughout the year, Kohler featured its WaterSense labeled products at major trade shows, including the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in January 2019, where 80,000 attendees viewed WaterSense-labeled toilet demonstrations. Other WaterSense promotion included several articles and weekly emails to consumers focused on WaterSense labeled products and water conservation. Kohler also offered online training to over 1,400 industry professionals, and 25 in-person training sessions highlighted WaterSense in the presentation.
In 2019, Kohler donated over 1,200 WaterSense labeled plumbing products to various charitable projects. As a Gold Sponsor of Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz, Kohler also donated over 500 WaterSense labeled toilets and 250 faucets for 152 new homes, 61 repairs, and 16 rehabs made as a part of this program. The company’s KOHLER Relief Showering Trailer, which features WaterSense labeled fixtures, has provided nearly 3,000 showers to hurricane relief volunteers in Florida and those fighting wildfires in California. Kohler also provided WaterSense labeled fixtures to Lava Mae, a mobile showering project that provides resources for homeless citizens in California.
Source: U.S. EPA