Helping customers achieve sustainable building guidelines

We work every day to help our customers achieve their sustainability goals, and that requires understanding and delivering best practices for healthy, efficient buildings.

Expertise in green guidelines

As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, which sponsors the Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Design (LEED) green building rating system, we design products to meet or exceed LEED standards. This includes water-saving flush valves, faucets and fixtures, and connected products that help building owners monitor and improve their water efficiency. 

We also belong to the International WELL Building Institute, a framework for creating buildings that support the health and well-being of the people who live and work in them. Water is one of the seven core concepts in the WELL framework, and our products help ensure buildings meet standards, delivering safe, clean water in the most efficient way possible.

We also are members of the Alliance for Water Stewardship (Zurn) and the Health Product Declaration® Collaborative (Elkay). The Elkay business also has expertise in the International Living Future Institute’s Living Building Challenge program.

Partnering with customers

We partner with customers throughout the plan, design, build and support phases of their projects, to help save time and labor and conserve critical resources on their project. 

We also provide tools and resources such as the Zurn water return on investment (ROI) calculator, to give customers the information they need to specify the right solutions for their projects. This calculator simplifies the complex process of determining a potential project’s current and future water consumption. 

Results in action

In 2021, the Zurn water conservation team worked with a large university’s plumbing experts to complete efficiency studies and offer water saving options, and to calculate project costs after rebate and the return from future savings. 

This collaboration led to a urinal retrofitting project that benefits the university and surrounding communities. The upgraded urinals consume 87% less water than traditional urinals, far exceeding the LEED 30% threshold.

To learn more about how Zurn Elkay Water Solutions is leading the way on sustainability, view all of our Environment stories.