Walking the Talk: The Importance of Sustainable Manufacturing - Update
TOTO is the world’s largest plumbing products manufacturer. We offer a complete line of commercial and decorative plumbing fixtures and fittings, faucets, accessories, shower and flush valves, as well as lavatories, toilets, Air Baths and urinals. More than 1,500 TOTO engineers and their colleagues are committed to achieving the seamless integration of performance, conservation, technology, and innovation. For over 90 years, we have been producing superbly designed, high performance lifestyle enhancing plumbing products. We understand our customers want products that have great design, and we concentrate on creating a more enjoyable bathroom experience through products that infuse sophisticated style, optimize water conservation and provide exceptional performance.
In this one hour video presentation, we explore how sustainable manufacturing helps reduce environmental impacts and solve critical issues facing our planet. Our team discusses how a manufacturer can use innovative practices to reduce energy and water consumption and material waste. Industry experts describe why design professionals should use EPDs, HPDs, and Declare Labels for specifying products. Finally, we examine how global megatrends affect design strategies and the built environment.
- Discuss how sustainable manufacturing practices can reduce energy, water, and material waste to improve the environment and reduce a product's footprint.
- Explain why design and industry professionals should specify products with high performance attributes that have minimal impact on the environment and human health.
- Describe the value of Transparency Reports (EDPs), HPDs, and Declare Labels in achieving points in LEED and other green buildings systems.
- Explain the steps in sustainable manufacturing of vitreous china products from mining raw materials to the recycling or repurposing of the used product.