Extreme efficiency: Low-flow bathroom faucets, toilets and showers

Several new low-flow bathroom faucets, toilets and showers from a range of manufacturers combine form and environmental function, reducing water usage and eliminating water waste.

VOLA KV1 by Hastings Tile & Bath was designed by Arne Jacobsen. It is WaterSense labeled, and features a one-handle mixer with ceramic disc technology, as well as a double swivel spout. It stands at 9 1/4" tall, and is available in all VOLA colors and finishes.

Slater by Newport Brass has handles inspired by a traditional, iconic gate valve with added modern flair. The handles complement the faucet’s wide, arched spout. The collection’s “spoke-like” handle design contributes to a bare-minimum aesthetic. It surpasses WaterSense requirements of 1.5 gpm at 1.2 gpm. It also meets the water-saving standards established by the California Economic Commission and CALGreen. The collection includes widespread lavatory faucets, tub and shower sets, Roman tub fillers and a variety of matching bath accessories – available in 29 finishes.


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Meanwhile, the thermostatic shower by Watermark Designs has built-in volume control and diverter in one. The thermostatic valve reduces water flow rate without compromising pressure. It is WaterSense labeled and CALGreen compliant. The linear knurling provides extra grip on the brass handles. It is of solid brass construction, and made entirely in Brooklyn, New York.

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