Kohler Co. announced yesterday that it is donating $1 million worth of its products to Habitat for Humanity as part of an effort to build more water-efficient homes. The donation coincides with World Water Day and is the third time in as many years that Kohler has made such a donation.
The Save Water America campaign is designed to increase water awareness around the world through a water-efficiency outreach program. The program includes educational tools for homeowners, teaching them how to save more water. So far it has tracked over 1,200 homes across 48 states built with Kohler’s water-saving plumbing products, all funded through the donations of $2 million over the past two years.
In 2011 Habitat for Humanity affiliates will be rehabilitating and building new homes in low-income areas of Texas and California. Both states struggle with water shortage issues, making water saving an important task for homeowners. Families that are educated about water conservation can also save money on their water bills, while helping the greater good.
Texas and California are the two largest states in the U.S. Therefore, water awareness is critical for these areas that account for 20 percent of the entire U.S. population. Furthermore, California will soon implement CALGreen, the California Green Building Standards Code, that will regulate water usage, among other things.
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit Christian organization that believes every person should have a decent place to live. To date, it has helped build more than 400,000 homes for over 2 million people around the world.
Kohler Co. is a leading design and technology company of kitchen and bath products. Its plumbing products are designed to help customers’ homes be more water efficient.