Las Vegas, United States: The Toro Company has been named a 2015 WaterSense Partner of the Year by the EPA’s WaterSense programme.
The award was given at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition.
Asian Golf Industry Federation Executive Member Toro was among seven partners recognised in other industries. All award winners were recognised for helping to advance and promote WaterSense and water efficiency.
Since its inception in 2006, WaterSense-labelled products have saved 1.1 trillion gallons of water and US$21.7 billion in water and energy bills, according to an announcement from the group.
Toro’s weather-based irrigation controllers feature the WaterSense label.
Toro earned the WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year award for its demonstrated commitment to expanding awareness of WaterSense labelled products in 2014.
Its regional sales managers partnered with water agencies throughout their territories to educate end users on the installation and programming of weather-based irrigation controllers and municipal rebates.
The company also partnered with the Irrigation Association’s regional chapters and other organisations to train and educate contractors and distributors, including John Deere Landscapes, on water efficiency best practices, the availability of WaterSense labelled products, and tips on how to install and use weather-based irrigation controllers to obtain maximum water efficiency.
To further promote water efficiency, The Toro Company featured its WaterSense labelled weather-based irrigation controllers at 30 national and regional trade shows, expositions, and sales events with exposure to more than 70,000 consumers, contractors, landscape architects, and irrigation professionals.
In addition to its outreach, the Toro Company supported WaterSense as it conducted research about soil-moisture based control technologies by developing test criteria for these products.
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