LCA & material health results & interpretation Small Profile High-Efficiency Urinal UT105U(V)(G)

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

Declaration status:

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.

LBC Compliant This product meets the requirements of the LBC Red List Imperative due to a temporary exception.

Declared This product has voluntarily self-disclosed all ingredients in order to promote transparency.

Click the label to see the full declaration.

Small Profile High-Efficiency Urinal

How this rating was achieved

Declare level

'Red List Free' is awarded to products when no materials on the Living Building Challenge’s Red List are in the product. The LBC Red List represents the “worst in class” materials, chemicals, and elements known to pose serious risks to human health and the greater ecosystem.

What's in the product and why

Manufacturing in the United States means that robust human labor, safety and environmental rules and regulations were followed. In addition, local sourcing of raw materials means that less smog and air pollution are generated as a result of transport. The ceramic body and glaze makes up ~94% of the total mass of the urinal. Therefore, manufacturing and transportation of the ceramic create the greatest human health impacts when compared to the overall manufacture of the entire urinal. By specifying a urinal manufactured in the United States, the consumer helps mitigate these human health impacts.

Red List materials

No red list materials are present in the urinal.

Where it goes at the end of its life

TOTO encourages consumers to recycle their used urinal and urinal parts. Contact your local municipality for recycling programs.

How we're making it healthier

The Commercial Urinal is designed to be used with the TOTO EcoPower® Urinal Flush Valve. 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.

Urinal models with a water consumption of 0.125gpf are engineered to utilize biomimicry, modeled after the oxbow affect found in nature. Water moving on the outside of a curve will move faster, causing turbulence. The 0.125gpf urinal utilizes a V-shaped trap to reduce turbulent flow, resulting in lower water use without compromising performance. Superior performance reduces the need for extraneous cleaning and the associated use of cleaning substances.

See how we make it greener

References

Declare

TOTO USA, Declare label for Small Profile High-Efficiency Urinal UT105U

Manufacturer's Guide to Declare

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.

Rating systems

LEED v4, Building product disclosure and optimization
Material Ingredients

Credit values:

  • Option 1. Material ingredient reporting 1 product

  • Option 2. Material ingredient optimization 1 product

Living Building Challenge
Living Building Challenge 3.0

Materials petal:

  • Imperative 10. Red List Free

  • Imperative 12. Responsible Industry

  • Imperative 13. Living Economy Sourcing