Initiatives to reduce CO2 by improvement in water-saving and energy-saving performance of products
The TOTO Group has promoted activities to prevent global warming by expanding water-saving and energy-saving products globally to reduce CO2 emissions during product use.Compared to the amount of CO2 emissions assuming products with FY 2005 performance were still being used, we set a target of reducing CO2 emissions by 3.7 million tons in FY 2022, and the FY 2017 result was 3.24 million tons. We continuously strive for widespread use of water-saving and energy-saving products aiming for the target.
※CO2 emissions during product use are the amount of energy consumed (electricity and gas) and the amount of water consumed during the period in which products shipped during that year are converted into CO2 emissions.(Excluding some products)
Bathroom Water Conservation Initiatives
TOTO has continued to undertake development of water-saving showers, insulated bathtubs, etc., and has been working to improve the water-saving and energy-saving performance of the bathroom which uses more energy than any other plumbing equipment in the home.
Comfort Wave Shower , Air-in-Shower
Comfort Wave Shower The newly developed nozzle can produce large drops of water and powerfully spray and swing them. This new technology realizing both water-saving and comfortable stimulation contribute to reduce CO2 emissions.
Air-in-Shower The new technology mixes air into shower water to make larger water drops that give a comfortable showering feeling, realizing both water-saving and comfort, and leading to contributions to a reduction in CO2 emissions.
Having adopted these technologies for bathroom products, Comfort Wave Shower and Air-in-Shower account for around 70% of all TOTO showers for bathrooms shipped domestically in FY 2017.
Air-in-Shower awarded the Energy Conservation Grand Prize and Eco-Products Awards
TOTO's success in leveraging the company's unique technology to develop products that are comfortable and convenient to use while also reducing water consumption has received dual recognition in the form of two awards: the Chairman's Prize, Energy Conservation Center, Japan, in the Product Category & Business Model Category of the 2012 Energy Conservation Grand Prize, and the Chairperson's Award, Eco-Products Awards Steering Committee, forming part of the Eco-Products Category at the 9th Eco-Products Awards.
TOTO has also deployed the technology and environmental performance of Comfort Wave Shower and Air-in-Shower overseas. We have advanced a number of product variations according to the overseas culture of showering and depending on the characteristics of each region. We are committed to promoting the wider use of this technology.
Kitchen and Washstand Water Conservation Initiatives
Eco Single faucet
Built so water heater stays off even when lever is in center position. This faucet is designed to prevent unconscious use of the water heater when the lever is in the frequently used center position. Since no unnecessary hot water is used, it reduces CO2. Having expanded the use of Eco Single faucets in kitchen and washroom products, in fiscal 2016, Eco Single faucets accounted for 88% of all kitchen fittings shipped (+2 points from the previous year) and 82% of all washroom fittings shipped in japan(+4 points from the previous year).
Winner of Minister's Prize, the Ministry of Environment, at the 8th Eco-Products Awards
The Eco Single faucet (product number TKHG31PE) won the Minister's Prize, the Ministry of Environment in the Eco-Products Category of the 8th Eco-Products Awards for its environmental performance, as it clearly separates the hot and cold water areas to avoid wasting hot water.
We also equipped TOTO's Water Broom faucets used in CRASSO modular kitchens, that achieved water-saving by means of a wide-flow shower, with the Eco Single function. Furthermore, by adding the touch-switch function and Air-in function, CRASSO has enhanced its environmental performance.