BiographyZurn IndustriesZurn is a fully committed pioneer of sustainability and green building practices. Zurn is a member of the U.S.Green Building Council, an EPA WaterSense partner and an ally member of the Green Hotels Association. Zurn’s commitment is further demonstrated through active participation at green and sustainable trade shows throughout the country. The company collaborates with builders, architects, engineers and facilities personnel to find the most cost-effective, green plumbing products on the market today.
Zurn understands that building owners and facility managers face increasing cost challenges, one of which is reducing water consumption. Zurn’s suite of sustainable, green products include water-free urinals, 1/8 gallon ultra low flow urinals, high efficiency (HET) pressure-assist toilets and 1.28 ultra low flow flush valve fixtures. Lavatories can be installed with Zurn’s EcoVantage self-generating sensor faucets, metering faucets, and low flow pressure compensating aerators that deliver the same level of performance as traditional fittings with minimal water consumption. These products can be installed for new construction or retrofitted to existing installations to lower building costs and provide long-term savings.
Buildings can be updated to the latest Zurn sensor washroom technology that reduces bacteria transfer and increases restroom hygiene. The Zurn AquaSense line of flush valves and sensor faucets provides battery or hardwire solutions. Zurn’s sensor technology is reliable and provides building owners with a variety of application choices.
Zurn EcoVantage fixture systems can be easily configured. A custom designed, internet-based computer modeling program allows the user to quickly mix and match components depending on need and performance requirements. The user can register by contacting your local Zurn sales representative for access authorization. The program enables a user to configure the fixture and brass components to meet specific design applications. The program incorporates an internal mapping system that minimizes component pairing errors and assists in creating the perfect fixture system for your building.
For assistance with your next LEED/water conservation project look to Zurn for design assistance.
Eaton is a premier diversified industrial manufacturer with global leadership in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety.
Eaton places the highest priority on the health and safety of its people and on environmental and energy conservation programs that benefit the communities in which they live and work. This commitment to Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) excellence goes far beyond compliance with existing regulations. Eaton wishes to become recognized as an industry leader in creating safe workplaces and conserving world resources. They are focused on building sustainable operations and products by standardizing global EHS programs and practices. Eaton has set tough performance goals for themselves, like reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 18 percent (adjusted for production) by 2012. They are increasing the “transparency” of their efforts by sharing critical EHS data and collaborating with government agencies around the world to advance their programs and goals. And Eaton is making EHS an integral part of their culture — one more way that they create value for their customers and shareholders.
Eaton has been a dedicated EHS proponent for years. In fact, Eaton was among the first diversified industrial companies to pursue global ISO 14001 certification — a rigorous standard for managing and improving environmental performance. Today, virtually all of Eaton’s facilities worldwide have earned this designation and many have also achieved OHSAS 18001 certification for workplace health and safety.
To build on these successes, Eaton launched a new Global Management System of Environment, Safety, Security and Health in August 2005. The global program — known as MESH — integrates all of Eaton’s EHS programs under one management system that eliminates duplication and creates a common set of standards. In 2007, MESH will become an integral part of the Eaton Business System and a critical measure of each facility’s business performance.
Eaton also participates in a number of volunteer government partnership programs, including EPA’s Performance Track, OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program and Mexico’s Industria Limpia program. In 2006, Eaton joined the Green Suppliers Network, a public-private partnership with the EPA and U.S. Department of Commerce, through which Eaton helps small and medium-sized suppliers who serve our businesses to develop “lean and clean” manufacturing processes.
Being environmentally responsible isn’t just “good business.” Eaton is proving that it’s good for business, too, by designing products that answer our customers’ crucial need to conserve energy and resources. These innovations include:
Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) powertrain and Hydraulic Launch (HLATM) System boost fuel economy and dramatically reduce particulate emissions in trucks and buses.
Industry-leading electrical power control systems and production equipment help customers to reduce power consumption up to 50 percent.
High-pressure hydraulic systems reduce the weight of commercial and military aircraft, increasing fuel efficiency and reducing emissions.
Through a partnership with IdleAire Technologies, Eaton provides electrification systems that enable truck drivers to turn off their engines at overnight stops, eliminating emissions.
Eaton valve-actuation technology and superchargers enable auto manufacturers to deliver the horsepower consumers crave with the fuel efficiency they desire.
By combining performance and environmental responsibility, Eaton’s green products and services aims to make a bigger impact on the marketplace, while leaving a smaller footprint on the world.