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KOHLER, Wis. – Feb. 3, 2012 – Kohler’s broad environmental efforts have gained respect from all corners of the conservation movement, most recently from readers of Green Builder Magazine, who voted Kohler “Greenest Plumbing Products Manufacturer” in the magazine’s 2012 Readers Choice Awards. The award, which recognizes “pioneering companies that are leading the industry in sustainable thinking,” is presented in the magazine’s February 2012 issue.

“To be voted ‘Greenest Plumbing Products Manufacturer’ by this group of consumers is a special honor for us,” says Rob Zimmerman, manager of engineering, water conservation, and sustainability for Kohler Co. “It means that our efforts are making a real impact on people.”

Additional Sustainability Recognition
A recent example of Kohler’s resourcefulness and leadership was on display at the 2011 Greenbuild show in October, where the U.S. Green Building Council awarded Kohler its highest honor for the company’s eco-friendly booth design and construction.

To achieve the maximum level of sustainability, the Kohler exhibition design team went to great lengths to think creatively about how to develop a high quality booth with minimal impact on the environment. Kohler Co. was one of only three to receive a Leader Level award, the highest level in the competition.

Given the company’s history as a plumbing pioneer, Kohler has long been a trailblazer in the field of water conservation, and its many innovation and programs have been widely lauded and imitated. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the company with its esteemed WaterSense Excellence Award every year it has been given, and today Kohler has more WaterSense-labeled products than any other plumbing manufacturer.

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About Kohler Co.
As a global leader in kitchen and bath design, technology and water efficiency, Kohler Co. offers plumbing products under its KOHLER and STERLING brands that are designed to conserve natural resources while remaining true to a singular level of quality of performance and design. Whether specifying plumbing products that help buildings earn LEED® water-efficiency points, reducing facility operating costs or accommodating the preferences of homeowners, environmentally friendly KOHLER fixtures and faucets address the challenging demands of customers and preserve one of our most precious natural resources.

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, tile and home interiors, and an international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.

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