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American Standard Brands Displays Newest Water Saving Technology; CEO Addresses Consumer Demand for Green Building at 2010 Greenbuild

November 17, 2010

CHICAGO, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — GREENBUILD EXPO — Displaying the latest in water-saving technology for homes, businesses — even Buy American stimulus projects — American Standard Brands is bringing its Responsible Bathroom message to the 2010 Greenbuild Exhibition, opening this evening.

On Thursday, President and CEO Don Devine will present the company’s findings on best practices to increase consumer demand and acceptance of WaterSense®-certified toilets, faucets and showerheads. Devine is part of a panel session that includes Deborah Meyer, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for PulteGroup(TM), the nation’s largest homebuilder; and Wendy Koch, a reporter with USA Today, who focuses on sustainability issues.

At Greenbuild booth number 1384, product news includes:

  • American Standard as the first major plumbing manufacturer with high efficiency urinals and flush-valve options that meet or exceed the EPA’s WaterSense program requirements for high performance and water efficiency, with water savings as much as 87 percent.
  • High performance, high efficiency toilets (HETs) include the top-performing Cadet® 3, which is among the wide variety of American Standard products manufactured domestically that meet the requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) projects.

American Standard Brands, a Leader in Water Conservation Technology, Education and Community Support

A privately-held manufacturer of North American plumbing brands, American Standard has invested heavily in both innovative technology and education to encourage water conservation.

Earlier this year, the company made a $1 million commitment to The Nature Conservancy to increase awareness of how consumers can conserve water every day. The www.responsiblebathroom.com and accompanying Responsible Bathroom mobile tour visited millions of green building influencers, as well as consumers. American Standard also donated more than $100,000 worth of high efficiency plumbing products to schools and other public buildings throughout New Jersey as part of the N.J. Water Savers “Water Champions” pilot program.

“We are pleased to have participated in these programs this year, further demonstrating American Standard’s leadership in water efficiency solutions and education,” says Devine. “Few people realize that top performing water-saving plumbing fixtures not only save money for homeowners, but also decrease water treatment volumes and costs, while reducing the strain on our environment.

“Together, the individual water conservation efforts of each person can have a tremendous impact on preserving fresh water for future generations,” concludes Devine.

ABOUT AMERICAN STANDARD BRANDS

American Standard Brands is a leading North American manufacturer of a wide range of high-quality kitchen and bath products, including faucets, fixtures, furniture, vitreous china fixtures, cast iron sinks, whirlpool tubs and other related products. The company currently serves both the residential and commercial markets; employs more than 5,000 people in the United States, Canada and Mexico; and markets products under the American Standard®, Jado®, Porcher®, Safety Tubs®, Crane®, Eljer® and Fiat® brands. American Standard Brands is an affiliated portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners. For more information, visit www.americanstandard.com.


    For more information:
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    Nora DePalma
    O'Reilly/DePalma for American Standard
    (770) 772-4726
    nora.depalma@oreilly-depalma.com

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