Caroma® Donates to Green Habitat for Humanity® Subdivision in Florida

Caroma USA, April 08, 2010 at 2:03 PM

Dunedin, Florida – Caroma, the worldwide leader in high efficiency dual flush toilets for commercial and residential use, announces their contribution of 38 dual flush toilets to the first subdivision built by Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County. Formerly occupied by a public housing project, the area is being transformed into an eco-friendly community for low- income families. Known as the Shady Grove Townhomes, the first three units in the 19 home community are anticipated for completion in late April, while the remaining homes will be completed in the coming 18 months.


In an effort to create affordable homes that are also sustainable, each building will feature a highly energy efficient design that is expected to be LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council upon completion. To meet the LEED standards of water conversation, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County selected Caroma’s Caravelle 305 Round Front Plus toilets for both bathrooms in each home. 


Using Caroma’s dual flush technology, the new homeowners can reduce utility rates and water consumption significantly by using only 1.6 gallons of water per flush for solid waste and 0.8 gallons for liquid and paper waste. Along with WaterSense-approved performance, Caravelle toilets feature a large trap together with the flush-down technology that virtually eliminates blockages.


“We are thrilled to supply dual flush toilets to Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County for the Shady Grove Townhomes,” said Derek Kirkpatrick, Caroma North American General Manager. “With dual flush toilets, water usage can be reduced by 44% compared with traditional toilets that use 1.6 gallons in a single flush and by more than 76% if using a 3.5 gallons per flush toilet. As a supporter of Habitat for Humanity’s global efforts and green building practices worldwide, Caroma is honored to contribute to this amazing project.”


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