Terminology


Caroma Smart™ Technology

Dual Flush Toilet

Easy Height

GPF

High Efficiency Toilet (HET)

IAPMO and UPC/cUPC

NTH, 1TH, 3TH

Rough In

Round Front Plus

Watersense-approved


 

Caroma Smart™ Technology

With today's movement towards sustainability, businesses and households are looking for innovative new ways to help save precious resources and the environment. Caroma has introduced the first product using the leading-edge Caroma Smart™ technology. It has been developed and mastered over the last decade, delivering the ultimate of design, water savings, and performance.

The Caroma Smart™ technology sets a new benchmark for the industry by reducing water consumption even further than a high efficiency toilet (HET). The HET category with its 1.28 gallons per flush (GPF) has become North America's conservation standard in the past few years. With the dual flush option, Caroma's new Sydney Smart HET can reduce water use by as much as 2,975 gallons per household per year over an HET. Savings compared to standard single flush low flow toilets, mandated by the US government since 1994, are as much as 5,242 gallons per year. The Sydney Smart™ only uses 0.8/1.28 gallons per flush (half/full flush). It averages .89 gpf, the lowest water consumption of any toilet in the market. The Cube3 Ultra urinal, a new high efficiency urinal (HEU) introduces Smart Demand, the first liquid-sensing automatic flushing mechanism that detects usage rather than motion to activate the electronic flush valve.

 

Dual Flush Toilet

A dual flush toilet has two buttons for flushing, a half flush and full flush. The half flush, for liquid, uses 0.8 gallons per flush. The full flush, for solids, uses 1.28-1.6 gallons per flush depending on the model. Using the 1.6/0.8 dual flush technology can reduce water usage by 40% compared with traditional toilets that use 2.9 gallons in a single flush and by more 76% if using a 3.5gpf toilet.


Easy Height

An Easy Height toilet is taller than most toilets and is required for facilities needing to meet the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Height to the top of the bowl is 16" to 17" depending on the model.

 

GPF

Gallons per flush. The amount of water used for one toilet flush. For example, 1.6/0.8 gpf toilet uses 1.6 gallons per flush for a full flush and 0.8 gallons per flush for a half flush.

 

High Efficiency Toilet (HET)

Under federal law in the United States, toilets must not exceed 1.6 gallons of water per flush. High efficiency toilets (HETs) go beyond the standard and use less than 1.3 gallons per flush (a 20% savings over conventional 1.6 gpf toilets). The WaterSense label will be used on HETs that are certified by independent laboratory testing to meet rigorous criteria for both performance and efficiency. Only HETs that complete the third-party certification process can earn the WaterSense label.

 

IAPMO and UPC/cUPC

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials work together with government and industry to implement comprehensive plumbing and mechanical systems worldwide. IAPMO has developed the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC). IAPMO Research and Testing is the product certification body which tests and inspects samples from supplier's stock or from the market to verify compliance to the requirements of the UPC (for the United States) and cUPC (for the United States and Canada).

 

NTH, 1TH, 3TH

NTH (no tap/faucet hole) - the taps and faucet are attached separate from the sink, so there are no holes in the sink
1TH (one tap/faucet hole) - the sink has one hole for an integrated hot and cold water faucet
3TH (three tap/faucet hole) - the sink has three holes (for hot and cold water taps and the faucet)

 

Rough In

The distance from the center of the drain to the wall face.

 

Round Front Plus

Round Front Plus bowls are unique to Caroma. The bowls are longer than traditional Round Fronts. The distance from seat bolt holes to the front of the rim is 16 1/2" to 17 1/8".

 

WaterSense-approved

WaterSense is a partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency making it easy for Americans to save water and protect the environment. Toilets are certified by independent laboratory testing for water efficiency and flush performance. To be WaterSense-approved, the toilet must flush a minimum of 350 grams of water and have a non-adjustable valve (so it can't be manipulated to flush more water). Caroma has more WaterSense-approved toilet than any other brand in the market.