A unique, two-year collegiate competition is coming to an end. The U.S. government's Solar Decathlon challenged teams of college students to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. The winning team will blend affordability, consumer appeal and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.
Three teams involved in the competition have included Moen bathroom faucets in their designs because of their water efficiency, design aesthetics and affordability. The products chosen include Moen's 90 degree faucet and showerhead as well as other bath accessories that complement the modern style of the designs. In addition, the fixtures carry the EPA's WaterSense label, which means they flow at a reduced rate of 1.5 gallons per minute, versus the standard 2.2 gallons per minute on less efficient products.
"Moen is dedicated to developing thoughtfully designed products that combine water efficiency and high-end styling - all while maintaining the quality experience that users have come to expect," said Moen's director of marketing, Kevin Campbell. "We're thrilled to have our products recognized by each of the teams and be included in their homes."
Individuals who want to incorporate some of the bathroom designs featured in the Solar Decathlon homes may want to visit SolarDecathlon.gov.