American Standard First Dual Flush Toilets Help School Go Green

By Todd Fratzel on Bathrooms

American Standard H2Option Dual Flush Toilet

Based on the simple premise of “push 1 for 1 and push 2 for 2,” dual flush toilets have become a breakout green product success story in the US. Since most perform as well as or better than their conventional counterparts, while saving up to 25 percent on water, dual flush toilets are truly conservation without sacrifice.

H2Option, a new flushing innovation from American Standard is the first truly siphonic dual flush toilet, with strong push and pull action created by forceful but quiet jetted action under the rim. Using as little as 1.0 gallon of water on the low setting, H2Option scours the sides of the bowl to remove every last trace of paper and waste.

“If you’ve been thinking about trying a dual flush, but had concerns about performance, H2Option is what you’ve been waiting for,” said James Walsh, American Standard Brands director of chinaware. “H2Option is the toilet that keeps cleaner while going greener.”

Non-Profit Montessori School Addition Goes Green

When I first sat down with the owners of the non-profit Montessori School that we were building an addition for the discussion quickly centered around a Green Addition. Being a non-profit school means making sound long term financial choices that would help keep operating costs down and ultimately tuition. Besides the obvious green approaches like insulation, windows and HVAC equipment we also wanted to cut water consumption.

Reducing water consumption would offer this project two major benefits. First it would reduce the amount of water that the school uses resulting in a reduction in water costs. Secondly it would reduce the strain on the septic system.

Thanks to a very generous donation by American Standard the school addition now contains American Standard H2Option Dual Flush Toilets. American Standard was kind enough to donate all of the toilets for the project along with some faucets and sinks (we’ll cover those in another article).

Solids Vs Liquids

One interesting “lesson” has developed with the young children at the school. Open discussions and lessons about how to use the H2Option Dual Flush Toilets. Young impressionable minds are fascinated with the discussion over when to use the #1 button and when to use the #2 button. As you can see in the photo above these new toilets have two buttons for the dual flush action.

H2Option Dual Flush Toilet Performance

The new H2Option Dual Flush Toilets from American Standard have been in the new school for two months now and they work wonderfully. Not only do the children find them fun to use but the staff have had no problems. The toilets flush very well and stay looking clean.

Overall I’ve been quite impressed with these new dual flush toilets. If you’re in the market for one I’d highly recommend the American Standard H2Option Dual Flush Toilets. This toilet is nicely styled and a great match for both residential and light commercial applications.

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About the author

Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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  1. Robin says:

    Awesome I was hoping to find some good dual flush toilets for our bathroom remodels next year. We have a dual flush at work and I love it!

  2. The toilets are simply amazing. On a regular toilet even though it is wasting a bunch of water you still chance it not working properly, but the way this works with no water it still empties quickly and efficiently.

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