Caroma Captivates GREEN GOOD DESIGN Judges, Wins 2011 Product Award of the Year

Caroma PR , July 13, 2011 at 9:57 AM

CHICAGO – Caroma®, the worldwide leader in innovative dual-flush toilets for commercial and residential use, was awarded the 2011 GREEN GOOD DESIGN Award for its Profile Smart Toilet. The Profile Smart Toilet is an ingenious two-in-one water closet that brings together a hand-washing sink and dual-flush toilet — resulting in the ultimate in water saving technologies. The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, annually bestows its GREEN GOOD DESIGN Award to outstanding individuals, companies, organizations, governments and institutions, awarding them for their irrefutable dedication to integrating sustainability with aesthetic design.

GREEN GOOD DESIGN presented the Green Product Design Award to the Profile Smart for its water-efficient, multi-purpose application in the bathroom. The design is a hybrid of a compact basin, faucet and dual-flush toilet. Smart and functional, water used while washing hands drains into the tank below, to be used later for the next flush. Eco and space friendly, the cutting-edge design is the ultimate green toilet choice.

“Innovation is at its finest with Caroma’s dual-flush Profile Smart; and we are truly honored to receive the 2011 GREEN GOOD DESIGN Award,” said Derek Kirkpatrick, Caroma North America General Manager. “Using the same high-efficiency, dual-flush technology found in all Caroma toilets, the Profile Smart goes one step further – finding a secondary use for sink water that otherwise would have been wasted down the drain. We are humbled to receive the GREEN GOOD DESIGN Award, and proud that the Profile Smart now shares the same stage with the world’s finest in green design.”

With an average flush volume of 0.9 gpf (gallons per flush), the Profile Smart Toilet boasts the lowest water consumption in the market today. The Caroma Profile Smart Toilet includes a large fully-concealed trapway that virtually eliminates blockages and two buttons for flushing; the half flush which uses 0.8 gpf for liquid, and the full flush which uses 1.28 gpf for solids.

Founded in Chicago in 1950 by architects Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. GOOD DESIGN bestows international recognition upon the world’s most prominent designers and manufacturers for advancing new, visionary, and innovative product concepts, invention and originality, and for stretching the envelope beyond what is considered ordinary product and consumer design. The 2011 GREEN GOOD DESIGN Award winners are listed on the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies website