LCA & material health results & interpretation EcoPower® Toilet Flush Valve TET2LA
Evaluation program: Declare
Declare labels are issued to products disclosing ingredient inventory, sourcing and end of life options. Declare labels are based on the Manufacturers Guide to Declare, administered by the International Living Future Institute.
How it works
Material ingredients are inventoried and screened against the Living Building Challenge (LBC) Red List which represents the 'worst in class' materials, chemicals, and elements known to pose serious risks to human health and the greater ecosystem.
The Declare product database and label are used to select products that meet the Living Building Challenge's stringent materials requirements, streamlining the materials specification and certification process.
Assessment scope and results
Content inventory: All ingredients identified by name and CAS #
Inventory threshold: 100 ppm
The Declare product database and label are used to select products that meet the LBC's stringent materials requirements, streamlining the materials specification and certification process.
LBC Red List Free This product does not contain any ingredients on the LBC Red List.
EcoPower® 1.28gpf Toilet Flush Valve
How this rating was achieved
'Living Building Challenge Compliant' is achieved when the product contains Red List ingredients that have been given a temporary exception by the Living Building Challenge due to current market limitations.
What's in the product and why
The flush valve cover is plated with chrome (Hexavalent Chromium VI). Chromium material is used as a decorative finish in applications where corrosion-resistance and durability are required. During the chrome plating process health hazards have been identified and are managed. Process controls are used to protect the environment and the production workers wear personal protection equipment. After the plating process the chrome surface is inert and does not pose any health risks. The cover in its final form does not represent any hazards to the user.
The TOTO facility in which the faucet is manufactured is ISO 14001 certified. This means that the facility has implemented an environmental management system as part of TOTO's commitment to the health of the environment.
Where it goes at the end of its life
TOTO encourages consumers to recycle their used flush valves. Contact your local municipality for recycling programs.
How we're making it healthier
The EcoPower technology enables the flush valve to operate off the energy grid and requires no routine battery replacement. This technology helps to reduce pollution and hazardous waste, thereby mitigating human health impacts.See how we make it greener
A comprehensive guide providing information about the program, the assessment methodology, how to submit material data to obtain a Declare label and how they are used to meet the Health & Happiness and Materials Petals of the Living Building Challenge.