Globe Union Group
Globe Union is one of the world’s largest suppliers of plumbing products operating over 5 million
square feet of manufacturing, assembly, and distribution facilities located on 3 Continents and in
9 countries. Our products are marketed through over a dozen company brands and scores of
private brands. A publicly traded company, we are headquarted in Taichung, Taiwan; we sell
products to customers in over 30 countries.


2500 Internationale Parkway
Woodridge IL 60517
United States
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Going Green: Start at the Tap
Written by: Danze, Inc.
Article In today’s environmentally conscious times, it seems we’re surrounded by the need to shop, act and live “green.” Some of our choices are easy and small, while others can be big and costly. But one thing is for sure – each choice can make a significant difference.
Some of the most important green choices we can make are easily within our reach, according to Kevin McJoynt at Danze, Inc.
“Installing items like Energy Star appliances and energy-efficient windows is a great step in moving a home, hotel or commercial property to be more green,” says McJoynt. “But changing in-home water usage can have the most impact.”
According to McJoynt, water shortages, energy demands and the cost of transporting water continue to rise. “Finding ways to simply reduce our usage without dramatically altering our lifestyle could save billions of gallons of water each year in the United States.”
McJoynt offers up these tips on how you can help clients immediately start to conserve water (and save money) in their home:
* Replace older toilets (1992 or earlier) with newer, high efficiency toilets (HETs). They operate at 1.28 gallons per flush and could save 11 gallons of water per toilet per day. According to McJoynt, Danze has several new HETs that outperform and are more stylish than many toilets found in current homes.
* Update your bathrooms with newer WaterSense certified lavatory faucets. According to the Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense program, if every household in the U.S. installed these water-saving lavatory faucets, more than $350 million in water utility bills and more than 60 billion gallons of water annually would be saved, plus $600 million in energy costs for heating the water.
* Always turn the water off between tasks. Letting your faucet run for five minutes uses about as much energy as letting a 60-watt light bulb run for 14 hours.
* Take a shower rather than a bath. A full bath tub requires up to 70 gallons of water, while taking a five-minute shower uses 10 to 25 gallons. Want to be even more efficient? Switch your showerhead to a water-saving option.
“We realize showers are a tricky one when it comes to saving water. Homeowners want to make sure they have a well-performing shower experience,” says McJoynt. “However, the EPA WaterSense program recently published standards for showerheads that consider both conservation and performance to build support of these water-saving units. Be sure to look for the WaterSense certification mark.”
* Fix those leaks. Most leaky faucets can waste more than 3,000 gallons of water each year.
“Better design and engineering of many new bathroom products actually gives the user improved performance as well as efficiency,” adds McJoynt. “Faucets, toilets and showerheads are great examples. They’re just like other appliances that use less energy, but still work very well.”
If all the water-saving green choices still have you overwhelmed, select one tip at a time and incorporate it into your projects. Looking for other tips? Visit the EPA’s WaterSense website.
For more information about the performance and efficiency of Danze faucets, showerheads and toilets, visit www.danze.com.
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