Author Archives: Robert Zimmerman

Repairing Our Water Highways

When people ask me about what we need to do to save water, I generally tell them about how they can save water in their homes or businesses. Changing how they choose to use water, along with upgrading their plumbing

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Repairing Our Water Highways

When people ask me about what we need to do to save water, I generally tell them about how they can save water in their homes or businesses. Changing how they choose to use water, along with upgrading their plumbing

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Golf and Water Efficiency: Staying Green on the Green

While I support new product development for Kohler’s Kitchen & Bath business, I’m also part of Kohler’s Environmental Leadership Team, which oversees our corporate sustainability efforts.  At Kohler, we have a great story to tell about water—not only our water-efficient

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Golf and Water Efficiency: Staying Green on the Green

While I support new product development for Kohler’s Kitchen & Bath business, I’m also part of Kohler’s Environmental Leadership Team, which oversees our corporate sustainability efforts.  At Kohler, we have a great story to tell about water—not only our water-efficient

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How Big is My Environmental Footprint?

As part of Kohler Co.’s sustainability initiative, we are measuring energy and water use, greenhouse gas emissions, and solid waste created at each of our facilities around the world. Our goal is to be net zero in greenhouse gas and

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How Big is My Environmental Footprint?

As part of Kohler Co.’s sustainability initiative, we are measuring energy and water use, greenhouse gas emissions, and solid waste created at each of our facilities around the world. Our goal is to be net zero in greenhouse gas and

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Energy and Water Efficiency in Our Military

Today is Veterans’ Day.  One thing most Americans probably don’t know about our armed forces is that they are very interested in energy and water efficiency.  If you think about it, forward operations such as those in Afghanistan require a

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Energy and Water Efficiency in Our Military

Today is Veterans’ Day.  One thing most Americans probably don’t know about our armed forces is that they are very interested in energy and water efficiency.  If you think about it, forward operations such as those in Afghanistan require a

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Growing Population, Shrinking Water Supply

Today, October 31, 2011, the world’s population is estimated to surpass 7 billion people.  I remember being a kid and learning that the world’s population was about 3.5 billion.  So in my lifetime, we’ve added another person for everyone who

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Growing Population, Shrinking Water Supply

Today, October 31, 2011, the world’s population is estimated to surpass 7 billion people.  I remember being a kid and learning that the world’s population was about 3.5 billion.  So in my lifetime, we’ve added another person for everyone who

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Kohler Presented with Fourth EPA WaterSense Award

Kohler’s Josh Murray (right) accepts the 2011 WaterSense Excellence Award. Last night was a proud moment for Kohler. At the WaterSense Awards banquet in Las Vegas, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) once again presented a 2011 Excellence Award to Kohler

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Kohler Presented with Fourth EPA WaterSense Award

Kohler’s Josh Murray (right) accepts the 2011 WaterSense Excellence Award. Last night was a proud moment for Kohler. At the WaterSense Awards banquet in Las Vegas, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) once again presented a 2011 Excellence Award to Kohler

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California Goes Green…Again

See the Archer toilet. July 1, 2011 is the date that the final water efficiency provisions of the California Green Building Code, or CalGreen, go into effect.  CalGreen sets requirements for all new residential and commercial buildings in California, and

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California Goes Green…Again

See the Archer toilet. July 1, 2011 is the date that the final water efficiency provisions of the California Green Building Code, or CalGreen, go into effect.  CalGreen sets requirements for all new residential and commercial buildings in California, and

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WaterSense: Something We Can All Agree On

Politics has certainly been front-and-center in the news for the past couple of months.  Whether it’s in Washington DC, or here in my state of Wisconsin, it seems like finding common ground on anything has been nearly impossible. One of

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WaterSense: Something We Can All Agree On

Politics has certainly been front-and-center in the news for the past couple of months.  Whether it’s in Washington DC, or here in my state of Wisconsin, it seems like finding common ground on anything has been nearly impossible. One of

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Kohler’s Growing Mission: Save Water America

In 2009, Kohler began the Save Water America (SWA) campaign aimed at increasing awareness around the world’s water issues. During that time, the SWA campaign has donated $2 million dollars in water-saving products to Habitat for Humanity. These products have

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Kohler’s Growing Mission: Save Water America

In 2009, Kohler began the Save Water America (SWA) campaign aimed at increasing awareness around the world’s water issues. During that time, the SWA campaign has donated $2 million dollars in water-saving products to Habitat for Humanity. These products have

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Getting Students Engaged with Water Efficiency

While we know there are many things people can do right now to save water in their homes, many of us in the water conservation community recognize that bringing society’s water use to sustainable levels will take decades.  That’s why

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Getting Students Engaged with Water Efficiency

While we know there are many things people can do right now to save water in their homes, many of us in the water conservation community recognize that bringing society’s water use to sustainable levels will take decades.  That’s why

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