Water is an increasingly valuable resource anywhere in the world. Governments all over the world are invested in conserving and protecting precious water resources, encouraging responsible use and preventing wastage of water through regulatory bodies, standards and rating systems.
Green Building Rating Systems
GROHE’s worldwide network of 1100 Project Directors and consultants in 130 countries including every major design capital, helps their clients navigate the complicated maze of green building ratings.
GROHE’s faucets and fittings are designed for economical use of water without compromising on performance or comfort factors. These products meet the toughest international regulations – the use of the innovative EcoJoy range even attracts tax incentives in some countries. Customers can use GROHE’s expertise to achieve compliance while maximising the enjoyment of water in the bathroom.
LEED - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
The objective of the LEED certification is to achieve aggregate water savings of 20 to 30 per cent in commercial buildings compared to the baseline level outlined in the Energy Policy Act 1992. Projects can earn one of four rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
BREEAM - Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method
The BREEAM water calculator tool determines the water consumption figure of sanitary fittings based on flush volumes and flow rates. Ratings include: Pass, Good, Very Good, Excellent or Outstanding.
Estidama – Sustainability
Estidama, Arabic for ‘sustainability’, is based on four pillars: environmental, economic, cultural and social. The Pearl Rating System is used to assess the sustainability of a project’s design, construction and operation with ratings given from One to Five Pearls.
DGNB - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen eV
The German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) was launched in 2009, with the certification based on EU targets, standards, and regulations. Assessment is done in six fields – Ecology, Economics, Socio-cultural and Functional aspects, Technology, Processes, and Site, and Bronze, Silver or Gold ratings are awarded.
Install fittings from Grohe Australia to start saving water in your home. GROHE EcoJoy single lever basin mixers, featuring a flow-limiting mousseur with aerator and an adjustable temperature limiter, have earned an A-Rating under the Water Efficiency Label (WELL) classification that assesses volume and temperature.