The innovative iSteam touch panel from Mr. Steam was featured in USA Today in a piece on new luxury bathroom technology. The coverage included a powerful quote from the president of Mr. Steam’s parent company and also highlighted the low water and energy use required by a daily steam session.
The American Standard hometown newspaper, the NJ Star-Ledger, sent a videographer to report on their NJ-based new product design center. The focus is on toilet design and performance, where American Standard is the US category leader:
Cleveland.com, the online home of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, recently covered the 2012 Noritz Continuous Hot Water Report and also touted the energy savings of tankless water heaters.
The Hot Water Report details the importance of hot, continuous water among homeowners and looks at how American bathing habits range from efficient to excessive. Also included in the report from Noritz are telling infographics about age and gender differences and positive data about homeowner willingness to save energy and reduce strain on utilities.
Reporter Jill Sell noted that “58 percent of consumers would replace a water heater if it meant lowering utility bills and saving energy,” and highlighted the energy savings offered by Noritz tankless water heaters.
This consumer survey was also covered by the Los Angeles Times.
The 2012 Noritz Continuous Hot Water Report and infographic were recently featured in the Los Angeles Times. Findings in the report reveal the importance of hot, continuous water among homeowners and how American bathing habits range from efficient to excessive. The 2012 Noritz Continuous Hot Water Report also includes telling infographics about age and gender differences and positive data about homeowner willingness to save energy and reduce strain on utilities.
“Increased demand, such as frequent showers or simultaneous use of multiple hot water appliances, places a tremendous burden on conventional tank water heaters, which necessarily have a finite storage capacity to meet demand,” says Jason Fleming, marketing manager for Noritz America. “A properly sized tankless heater, however, will never run out of hot water.”
Home improvement blogger Ron Hazelton recently put the ‘No Tools’ Toilet from American Standard to the test. Initially skeptical about the idea, Ron recorded his first installation of the toilet and found it easy to install using nothing more than what came in the box (although he did recommend an optional CD player as a helpful tool).
UPDATED: See exclusive feature in the NJ Star Ledger.
Also visit our photo gallery of the Reinvent the Toilet Fair.
American Standard was highlighted today by several media outlets, including the Chicago Sun-Times, for their participation in a unique competition funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation aimed at reinventing the toilet. Utilizing research grants from the Gates Foundation, competitors are working to create a toilet to be used in the developing world that will operate without requiring electricity or plumbing infrastructure, while costing no more than five cents a day. Around the world, over 2.5 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation, and every year 1.5 million children die from preventable diseases caused by poor sanitation - a problem this competition is working to change.
View the video linked above on the Chicago Sun-Times website to see the model created by American Standard, which requires only 1 liter of water per “flush” as well as prototypes from other competitors.
The Marist School’s Environmental Science Class in Atlanta won a national “Green in Action” Contest from the Green Education Foundation, sponsored by American Standard Brands. The Atlanta NBC affiliate, 11 Alive, documents what the students’ accomplished. Watch the report here.
Marist School student Dani Spencer being interviewed on 11 Alive this morning.[SinglePic not found]
What it looked like behind the scenes with Spencer being interviewed by Donna Lowry, education reporter for 11 Alive.[SinglePic not found]
Donna Lowry with Marist Environmental Science Teacher Kelly Mandy setting up the students for some shots.
A wide selection of American Standard products were featured in a colorful and luxurious beach home renovation in the June issue of Carolina Woman. A stainless steel kitchen sink from the Prevoir Collection and JADO Coriander pull-out kitchen faucet complement a modern, high tech kitchen. Meanwhile, each of the three bathrooms feature a different American Standard faucet collection: Berwick, Serin, and a pair of elegant Glance monoblock faucets in the master bath.
For more details, including before and after images, view the complete beach home remodeling project on the Carolina Woman website.
The appliance sink, pictured above, features deep, spacious, straight-sided bowls to easily hold large loads of pots, pans, dishes, and glasses. Its brushed stainless steel surface is designed to complement stainless steel appliances, while the drop-in installation style adds to the clean, contemporary look of the sink. A trio of useful accessories comes standard with the appliance sink: a colander and glass cutting board that slide along the ledge of the sink for increased stability and convenience, and a roll-up stainless steel grid to protect the surface of the sink.
The new partnership between American Standard Brands and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was featured on JustMeans.com, a site that follows sustainable and socially responsible business news. American Standard has teamed up with the Gates Foundation to develop and test a low-cost, prefabricated toilet system as part of a challenge to improve safety and sanitation in developing countries.
In collaboration with the Gates Foundation’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Strategy, and the International Development Enterprises (iDE), American Standard engineers will work to develop a prefabricated toilet system that is more hygienic, easier to install, easier to maintain and clean, and can be economically mass-produced.