Delta Faucet Company Named 2016 WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award Winner
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Delta Faucet Company, the manufacturer of Delta®, Brizo® and Peerless® products, as a 2016 WaterSense® Sustained Excellence Award winner. Delta Faucet Company is a three-time WaterSense Partner of the Year winner and now a two-time recipient of the Sustained Excellence Award – the highest partner recognition for continued, exemplary efforts to help advance the WaterSense program and water efficiency.
“As a WaterSense partner since the program's inception, Delta Faucet Company strives to continually raise awareness and educate consumers as well as trade professionals about the program and benefits of WaterSense labeled products,” said Jai Shah, Delta Faucet Company president. “We are proud to have earned such esteemed recognition from a leading industry partner and will work to continue designing and engineering innovative kitchen and bath solutions to help conserve water without sacrificing performance.”
Contributing to this year’s award recognition, the Delta brand partnered with Warrior Dash, a messy 5K obstacle course race that hosts more than 34,000 muddy runners nationwide. Delta brought to life its HappiMess campaign at the Warrior Dash locations with a shower station boasting 69 WaterSense labeled shower heads and set a GUINNESS world record for the most people to shower simultaneously. Delta also continued its work with HGTV® which resulted in the installation of WaterSense labeled products throughout the 2015 HGTV Dream Home in Martha’s Vineyard.
The brand worked to amplify its WaterSense messaging in a variety of online efforts including a water savings Twitter chat with Paul Patton, senior manager, research and development and regulatory at Delta Faucet. Delta Faucet also expanded its WaterSense labeled offerings with the introduction of the Delta Tesla® bath collection and the expansion of the In2ition Showers with H2Okinetic® Technology. The Brizo brand expanded its WaterSense labeled bath offerings with the introduction of the Rook™ collection.
Delta Faucet Company updated its Continuing Education Unit (CEU) course on bath trends and products. Designed to provide ongoing education for architects, designers and other customers, this CEU module includes information to help educate trade professionals about the WaterSense program and product specification requirements. More than 1,350 trade professionals took the course last year.
“Over the past 10 years, communities, states, organizations, manufacturers, retailers, and builders across the country have been working with WaterSense to help Americans save water for future generations,” said Joel Beauvais, EPA Office of Water Deputy Assistant Administrator. “I am pleased to see so many of our WaterSense partners making contributions to build the resilience of communities everywhere by helping people use water more efficiently.”
Since the program's inception in 2006, WaterSense has helped consumers save a cumulative 1.5 trillion gallons of water and more than $32.6 billion in water and energy bills.1 More than 1,700 utilities, manufacturers, retailers, builders, and organizations partner with the EPA through its WaterSense program. However, only a select few are recognized for their significant program contributions.