New homes are fitted with quality double-glazing and many have water efficient dual-flush toilets
and aerating taps, which are better for the environment and help you save money on your bills.
Approximate mean flush volumes for the lower (LO) and higher (HI) flush volume conditions for the dual-flush toilets
were HET LO 3.9 Lpf, HET HI 5.2 Lpf, PAT LO 4.1 Lpf, and PAT HI 4.9 Lpf.
The 360 State Street study is based on new, dual-flush toilets
manufactured by Kohier that utilize 1.1 gallons for liquid waste and 1.6 gallons for solid waste.
The development has two ventilation notches for residential corridors to maximize natural lighting and cross ventilation of fresh air, LED lighting in common areas and bathrooms, dual-flush toilets
and low-flow valves.
The certification process is comprehensive, covering things such as the supply chain right down to green measures like dual-flush toilets
. Critically, in this time of increasing inequality, treatment of workers and the disparity in pay between lowest and highest-paid employees, healthcare cover, and whether the office is close to public transport are all part of the B Corp certification.
Energy efficient features include photovoltaic solar (PV) panels, dual-flush toilets
, and increased insulation in the walls, roof and floor.
Sustainable features include Custom Meld and EcoTerr granite countertops, kitchen tile backsplashes made of 40 percent recycled product, reclaimed cherry, maple or FSC certified bamboo wood floors, Energy Star stainless steel appliances, solar/thermal heated water, low VOC paints, Grohe water-saving fixtures and Toto dual-flush toilets
"The houses are built to a high level of sound proofing, have A-rated kitchen appliances, low-use dual-flush toilets
and 75% low-energy lighting.
On display was The New American Home, a 6,700-square-foot model home available for tours that showcased many of energy-friendly alternatives, including Energy Star appliances, dual-flush toilets
, low-flow shower heads and a weather-sensitive irrigation system.
Guest rooms are equipped with water-efficient, dual-flush toilets
and water-saving showers and faucets.
All of the units will have EnergyStar appliances, vinyl-free construction, dual-flush toilets
and be affordable to families earning between below 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), or $46,080 for a family of four.
Water conservation measures including dual-flush toilets
, automatic sensor faucets and waterless urinals that together are expected to reduce consumption by about 575,000 gallons per year, or more than 48 percent;