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How Low Can You Flow? How to Create an Energy-Efficient Bathroom

Want to save money and lighten your environmental impact? Start with your bathroom.

Toilets from Toto of Japan are among brands highly regarded for non-clogging low-flushing.
The Caroma Caravelle dual-flush toilet: Press one button to flush urine, another to flush feces.
The McDry urinal from Duravit uses oil to trap and seal urine—without water.
The TOTO Zoe Washlet is a high-performing low-flush toilet with built in bidet and air dryer.
Photo by David Henderson
In Diane Cotman’s house in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a SeaLand Traveler one-pint flush toilet drains to an EcoTech Carousel composting toilet system below. The home’s hot water is heated by a geothermal heat pump and a solar hot water heater.
Photo by Carol Steinfeld
A specially engineered planter in one bedroom uses graywater from the adjacent bathroom’s bathtub.
Photo by David Henderson

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