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Sloan announces the release of a white paper, Gaining Perspective on Water Efficiency Through LEED v4.0, discussing and clarifying the significant modifications in the water efficiency category pertaining to indoor water use.

“The Water Efficiency credit category in LEED v4 is critical as it addresses not only the initial design and construction of the building, but also provides a foundation for the building’s future water use,” says Mike Gipson, Flushometer Product Line Manager for Sloan. “As such, Sloan is in a position to provide solutions to reach sustainability without sacrificing performance.”

The white paper reviews the changes made from LEED 2009 to LEED v4 and presents the difference in an easy-to-understand table. Further explanation notes the differentiating factor from previous versions of LEED, which is the requirement to use products certified under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense® program. This requirement applies to the prerequisite and carries over the indoor water reduction credit criteria.

The white paper continues to provide high-efficiency solutions for a variety of situations. Sloan’s position is that regardless of which High-Efficiency Toilet (HET) is chosen, the best case scenario is achieved when the flushometer and fixture are optimized to work together in order to guarantee the flush volume of the flushometer is reached. Flushometers and vitreous china fixtures are sold both separately and as packaged products from many manufacturers, and professionals need to choose which approach best suits their needs.

To help you navigate through your LEED v4 Water Efficiency criteria, download a PDF of the Gaining Perspective on Water Efficiency Through LEED v4.0 white paper at

For more information, contact: Sloan Valve Company, 10500 Seymour Avenue, Franklin Park, IL 60131, visit, call 800-9-VALVE-9 (800-982-5839) or fax 800-501-3989.

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