Finding those elusive water efficient products
03/01/2011 | How does anyone, embarking on the installation of a new bathroom, find details of the most water and energy efficient products on offer? â€œIt is difficultâ€ says Chris Taylor-Hamlin, Technical Director of the Bathroom Manufacturers Association. â€œOr at least it used to be. But the BMA launched its Water Efficient Product Labelling Scheme a couple of years ago to answer that very question. The scheme was recently upgraded and 2010 has seen a rapid expansion of its online database of products so that anyone involved in installing new bathrooms can get the information at a click.â€ The award winning WEPLS is set to grow further in the coming months and was shortlisted in August for the RSA accredited edie.net environmental excellence prize. â€œThe scheme is designed to help people find their favorite eco bathroom products. And choosing water efficient products means that they will also be choosing, by default, energy efficient productsâ€ says Taylor-Hamlin. â€œThe latest addition of the WEPLS Water Calculator at www.thewatercalculator.org.uk/ will help them calculate their own water usage using the very products they have just selected.â€ The scheme lists local stockists and showrooms who are being invited to register, for free, on line. WEPLS has grown from a germ of an idea to a catalyst for water and energy efficiency in the home.
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