Posts Tagged ‘american standard’


New Website Helps Homeowners Identify Independent Living Solutions from American Standard

Posted on September 20, 2012 by Nora DePalma

With the number of aging homeowners on the rise and multigenerational households becoming commonplace, American Standard Brands has established an online resource that showcases a number of safe and accessible product solutions designed to provide convenience for all lifestyles and life stages.

The website,, offers a complete range of home design and independent living solutions — from walk-in bathtubs, zero threshold showers and wheelchair-accessible lavatories — as well as resources from the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Certified Aging in Place Specialists (CAPS) Program.

For more information on this new resource, view the complete press release for the Safe and Accessible Bathroom website  or email us.


New Digital Design Guides for JADO, Porcher, and American Standard

Posted on September 18, 2012 by Nora DePalma

Navigating kitchen and bath design choices just became a whole lot easier, thanks to two new interactive “brochures” from American Standard Brands: the JADO/Porcher Design Guide and American Standard Designer’s Portfolio.

In the new design guides, users can click on product images and other hot links to easily access product information and specifications.

Created to improve the showroom selling experience for designers, dealers, and customers alike, the brochures allow designers to walk customers through the product showroom with a mobile device such as a tablet or iPad displaying the digital catalog. Users can connect to informative online videos — that play directly within the brochure — to guide them through features and benefits of particular product lines.

For more information on these new resources, view the complete press release for the digital design guides or email us.


Bathroom Remodeling: Installing a Toilet Without Tools

Posted on September 13, 2012 by Nora DePalma

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).

View Ron’s helpful instructional video about installing the No Tools Toilet over at his blog or visit www.americanstandard-us.comto learn more about the new line of easy to install toilets.


New Chapeau Pedestal Lavatory from Porcher Harmonizes the Luxury Bathroom Suite

Posted on September 12, 2012 by Nora DePalma

Offering elegant details and clean, transitional lines, the new Chapeau pedestal lavatory from Porcher beautifully coordinates with a wide range of bathroom decors.

The white 24-inch pedestal lavatory completes the Chapeau suite, including the Chapeau LXP line of luxury performance toilets, this basin has a beveled design that translates to the base of the pedestal and the toilet footprint. Available separately as a wall-hung option, or with a 36-inch Right Height pedestal for increased comfort and ease of use, the Chapeau lavatory offers the ultimate in design flexibility.

For more information on the new pedestal sink, view the complete press release for the Porcher Chapeau pedestal lavatory or email us.


American Standard and GEF Partner on Green Jobs Initiative

Posted on September 11, 2012 by Nora DePalma

Beginning this month, six school districts in New Jersey will offer a new career and technical education (CTE) program designed to teach high school students about the attributes and benefits of green buildings and develop potential career paths to support the building industry.

The new sustainability curriculum will allow students to use their own schools as teaching tools as they learn to identify areas where natural resources are being wasted and then create solutions to the problems they find.

The Green Program of Study for Sustainable Design, Construction, and Energy was created by the Green Education Foundation thanks to a generous grant from American Standard.

Jay Gould, CEO of American Standard commented, “American Standard is proud to support the schools in our home state of New Jersey with green building curriculum as they continue to lead the charge in sustainability education and green jobs training.  As a New Jersey employer, we are delighted to raise the standard on educating our future generation of sustainable-focused professionals.”

New Jersey’s Green Program of Study for Sustainable Design, Construction, and Energy is a career and technical education (CTE) program developed by multiple statewide partners to ensure graduates have the 21st Century skills necessary to succeed in the emerging green economy.


American Standard Answers Call to Re-Invent the Toilet

Posted on August 15, 2012 by Nora DePalma

American Standard’s toilet prototype for the Gates Foundation toilet fair features a sealed trap, to prevent flies from spreading disease, and requires only one liter of water per “flush” to operate.

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.


American Standard Launches Product Training Laboratory for Hands-On Education

Posted on August 14, 2012 by Nora DePalma

A new American Standard Product Training Laboratory in Piscataway, NJ. enables in-depth training and best practices instruction on the installation, troubleshooting and repair of residential, commercial and institutional products and technologies.

The 1,600 sq. ft. hands-on education facility is designed for plumbing showroom managers and sales consultants to learn about the product design, engineering and performance testing behind the extensive range of American Standard products.

For more information on the new facility, view the complete press release for the American Standard Product Training Laboratory or email us.


American Standard Blends Maximum Toilet Performance with Water Efficiency

Posted on July 20, 2012 by Nora DePalma

The heavyweight champion of toilets—and its designer cousin—are now engineered by American Standard to deliver award-winning, clog-free performance, while conserving 20 percent more water.

The new Champion 4 MAX — like its golf-ball-devouring namesake that is top-rated by the nation’s leading consumer review magazine — boasts the industry’s widest flush valve and siphon trapway, backed by the longest warranty, to reliably produce a faster, more powerful, and quieter flush.

Both toilets are designed with DIYers in mind and are available exclusively at The Home Depot.

For more information on the Champion 4 MAX and Cadet 3 Decor, view the complete press release for these new high efficiency toilets or email us.


New High Efficiency Children’s Toilet from American Standard

Posted on July 17, 2012 by Nora DePalma

The new Madera Youth FloWise flushometer toilet from American Standard offers specifiers a high efficiency 1.28 gallons per flush (gpf) children’s toilet that meets the 2012 Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS) for ages 5 through 12, in addition to the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.

Designed to comply with accessibility standards for two different age groups — 5 through 8 years old and 9 through 12 years old — this small toilet for children has a 14” floor-to-rim height that allows schools to cover both age groups with a single toilet bowl.

Boasting one of the best selling commercial toilet designs in North America, the floor-mount Madera Youth toilet is available in a comfortable elongated configuration designed to fit either a 10- or 12-inch rough-in.

For more information on the new Madera Youth toilet view the complete press release linked above or email us.


American Standard Simplifies Commercial Flush Valves and Lavatory Faucets

Posted on July 13, 2012 by Nora DePalma

American Standard has added convenient features to its exclusive Selectronic proximity system — the hygienic, universal hands-free sensor design — with new exposed flush valve power options, as well as lavatory faucets with integrated electronic controls.

A new UL-approved hard-wired AC transformer allows the American Standard line of high efficiency flush valves to run on reliable AC power, eliminating the need to change batteries.

The company also simplified installation of its new Selectronic hands-free integrated commercial lavatory faucet by seamlessly combining the sensor and all electronics in the spout, so that no control box is required below deck.

For more information on these new options, view the complete press release or email us.