Federal regulations limit toilets to 1.6 gallons per flush, but customers looking for even better water conservation may be interested in the dual-flush toilet from Neptune. At full flush, the fixture uses 1.6 gallons; at the low-flush setting, it uses half that. Over the course of a year, the water savings add up, lowering sewer bills and putting less strain on single-family septic fields. Neptune's toilets come in two styles (the Parma is shown), in white ($720) or biscuit porcelain ($770). Neptune, 450/773-7058, www.neptuneb.com
Consumers warming up to floors made of bamboo (which is actually a type of grass, not wood) might want to apply the same green logic to kitchen and bath countertops. Totally Bamboo offers 11/2-inch-thick and 2-inch-thick counters in 30-inch-by-96-inch slabs. According to the company, the material is harder than maple and engineered to stay flat;...
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