GO GREEN WITH CEC AND CALGREEN
HOW TO CONSERVE WATER
GROHE strongly recommends the purchase and installation of WaterSense toilets, urinals, shower heads, and faucets. The EPA Watersense® program makes it easy to find and select water efficient products and ensures confidence in those products with a label-program backed by independent certification and performance testing.
California is the best-known example of a state further acting to address drought and water shortages. To help save water, the state has two important plumbing product requirements:
CALGreen, the state’s Green Building Standard, enforces installation of water efficiency products through the building code.
The California Energy Commission (CEC) restricts and lists the sale of water consuming fittings and fixtures to comply with water-efficiency standards, at or lower than the applicable WaterSense® program standards.
Many additional states are following this lead and have begun requiring the use of high-efficiency toilets and water-saving faucets. GROHE offers a variety of toilets, faucets, shower heads and commercial products that are compliant with the water-saving regulations needed for CEC and CALGreen.
• Toilets shall not consume more than 1.28 gallons per flush and shall have a waste extraction score of no fewer than 350 grams.*
• Showers shall not exceed 2.0 gallons per minute
• Beginning July 1, 2018 Showers shall not exceed 1.8 gallons per minute
• Urinals shall not consume more than 0.125 gallons per flush.*
• Residential bathroom faucets shall not exceed 1.2 gallons per minute flow rate.*
• Kitchen faucets shall not exceed 1.8 gallons per minute flow rate and may have the capability to increase to 2.2 gallons per minute momentarily for filling pots and pans.*
• Public bathroom faucets shall not exceed 0.5 gallons per minute flow rate.*
CALGreen Building Codes
• Toilets shall consume no more than 1.28 gal/flush*
• Wall Mounted Urinals shall consume no more than 0.125 gallons per flush; all other urinals shall 0.5 gallons per flush or less*
• Single shower heads shall have a maximum flow rate of 2.0 gallons per minute at 80 psi*
• Multiple shower heads combined flow rate of all shower heads controlled by a single valve shall not exceed 2.0 gallons per minute at 80 psi, or only one shower outlet is to be in operation at a time*
• Residential Bathroom Faucets shall have a maximum flow rate of 1.2 gallons per minute at 60 psi; the minimum operating flow rate should be at least 0.8 gallons per minute at 20 psi*
• Public Bathroom Faucets in Common and Public Use Areas of Residential Buildings shall not exceed 0.5 gallons per minute at 60 psi*
• Metering Faucets shall not exceed 0.25 gallons per cycle*
• Kitchen Faucets shall have a maximum flow rate of 1.8 gallons per minute at 60 psi and allow for temporary increase to 2.2 gallons per minute for filling pots and pans but shall default to 1.8 gallons per minute*
GROHE Water Sustainability
1. CEC COMPLIANCE GUIDELINES HTTP://WWW.ENERGY.CA.GOV/RELEASES/2015_RELEASES/2015-04-08_WATER_APPLIANCE_STANDARDS_NR.HTML
2. CALGREEN BUILDING STANDARDS: HTTP://WWW.HCD.CA.GOV/BUILDING-STANDARDS/CALGREEN/INDEX.SHTML