Kohler Advises Federal Facilities and Industry Leaders On How Best To Meet Critical Executive Order

KOHLER, Wis. — April 7, 2010 — Kohler Co. took a leading role at the Executive Order 13514 Summit held on April 6 in Washington, D.C. The event was organized by the Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments (ASBE) – of which Kohler is a member – and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) to advise Federal facilities managers and industry executives on how best to follow the directives of this Executive Order. 

Issued by President Barack Obama last fall, Executive Order 13514 sets sustainability goals for Federal agencies and focuses on making improvements in their environmental, energy and economic performance.  “As the largest consumer of energy in the U.S. economy, the Federal government can and should lead by example when it comes to creating innovative ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase energy efficiency, conserve water, reduce waste, and use environmentally-responsible products and technologies,” said President Obama.

Kohler’s role in this summit was to educate attendees on how their agencies and businesses can meet the EO13514 requirement for two percent annual reductions in water consumption, with a total reduction of 26 percent by 2020.  Kohler’s understanding of the products and services that are available and the practices that have proven successful, as well as how to navigate and interpret the Executive Order, is important for helping participants meet the aggressive goals. 

“Kohler has successfully proven methods to reduce indoor water consumption in major facilities through use of water-efficient plumbing products – such as toilets, showerheads, faucets, and urinals,” explained Robert Zimmerman, senior staff engineer for water conservation initiatives at Kohler Co.

Kohler, the EPA’s 2008 and 2009 WaterSense Partner of the Year, offers plumbing products under its KOHLER and STERLING brands that are designed to conserve natural resources while remaining true to a singular level of quality of  performance and design. Whether specifying plumbing products that help buildings earn LEED® water-efficiency points, reducing facility operating costs or accommodating the preferences of homeowners, environmentally friendly KOHLER fixtures and faucets address the challenging demands of customers and preserve one of our most precious natural resources. Visit www.SaveWaterAmerica.com for more information about Kohler’s water-saving fixtures and faucets.

For more information about KOHLER products, individuals may visit the Kohler Co. Web site at KOHLER.com or call toll-free at 1-800-4-KOHLER. 

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies.  Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, cabinetry, tile and home interiors, and international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.