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Efficient faucents for the home

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Published on March 22, 2011 with No Comments

Can living green feel luxurious? The folks at Brizo believe it can.

Their products include a range of fashion-forward designs which offer superior form and function as well as environmentally-responsible functionality, which, increasingly, may be the greatest luxury of all.

Their commitment to green goes beyond products. In addition to their Green Resources, they invite you to explore the three pillars to a green approach:

Offering products that are environmentally-friendly is the right thing to do. At the same time, the manufacturing of those products needs to be green, too. To that end, we have taken steps to ensure that its manufacturing processes have as little impact on the environment as possible.

First among such measures, use a water-based metal cleaning method that eliminates solvent degreasers. Additionally, in 1999, Brizo’s parent company became the first domestic faucet manufacturer to be ISO 14001 compliant, which is the international conformance standard for environmental management.

Beyond this, Brizo  is always looking to develop new technologies — and new ways of implementing those technologies– that will enable reduction of the environmental footprint.

Water Sense

As a WaterSense partner, Brizo is committed to working with the Environmental Protection Agency to encourage efficient use of water resources and actively protect the future of trhe nation’s water supply. WaterSense is a special certification given to faucets that meet the water efficiency requirements set forth by the EPA, with a flow rate of 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm) or less. WaterSense labeled products use about 20 percent less water and perform as well or better than their less efficient counterparts.

Hands-free Technology

Brizo’s Hands-Free Technology is one of the most advanced sensing technologies in the industry today for electronic faucets. With the ability to accurately sense the user’s distance, regardless of external factors such as light reflection, clothing color and textures or dryness of one’s skin, this provides consistent, dependable results.

Using the principles of triangulation, it measures the angle of the returned beam to detect the user, resulting in a reliable performance. With superior sensing, the infrared technology calculates distance and activates when an object is placed within a set proximity.

Other Infrared technology works on the intensity of light, which may detect outside influences and cause the faucet or toilet to activate unnecessarily, one of the key concerns of those in the industry. With a response time of four pulses per second, this technology provides a good balance between reaction time and battery conservation.

Smart Touch

SmartTouch Technology changes the way you interact with water. Simply touch anywhere on the faucet body or handle to turn on or off the water. When you tap the faucet On, the LED light indicates SmartTouch is active. When you tap the faucet Off, the light goes off. SmartTouch also works to conserve water by activating flow only when needed, while its flexible operation promotes safe food handling.

H20kinetic Technology

H2Okinetic Technology is the study of water in motion. The Brizo Custom Shower Systems were the first to bring this technology to market. By controlling water’s shape, velocity and thermal dynamics, it creates a shower experience using less water.

This technology uses larger droplets that retain their heat longer for a massaging effect and a denser spray pattern; together, these effects help the user feel more enveloped in the warmth of the water. The all-around experience is achieved with up to six body sprays in addition to an special showerhead.

This technology is quieter than conventional showers and uses no moving parts. Water savings can be substantial: 1.5 gallons of water per minute instead of 2.5 gallons per minute.

For more information about water-efficient usage, visit www.brizo.com.

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