March 2017 Newsletter

SFBD E-News – Featuring WERS With Style + French & French Interiors

CROSSWATER Dual Flush Toilet Available at Santa Fe By Design

Featured Product – WERS Compliant Crosswater Dual Flush Toilet

Conventional toilets consume a surprising amount of water in homes. Dual flush toilets are gaining popularity in the United States and are quickly becoming an alternative to traditional low flush toilets.

While conventional toilets rely on siphoning to flush, dual flush toilets rely on gravity. This means that less water is required to operate a dual flush toilet, which makes it less prone to clogging in addition to its water-saving dual flush feature.

Dual flush toilets are classified as high-efficiency toilets (HET) and comply with the National Energy Policy Act of 1994. While conventional toilets can use up to 5 gallons of water per flush, a HET model uses no more than 1.6 gallons. You could save as much as 4,000 gallons of water per year by switching to a dual flush toilet, which makes dual flush toilets both good for the environment and cost effective.

The Crosswater M Pro One Piece Dual Flush Toilet is sleek and modern, with a one-piece elongated bowl and a soft close, quick release elongated seat.

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About WERS:

It’s not news that New Mexico is in a drought. In order to address this problem, the Green Builder® Coalition, in cooperation with Build Green New Mexico (BGNM), Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association (SFAHBA), and members of the City of Santa Fe Water Conservation Committee (SFWCC) developed a rating system called WERS. WERS, or The Water Efficiency Rating Score, is a tool used to predict water use for new and existing properties. By using WERS, homeowners can help conserve water for the future.

FEATURED PARTNER: French & French Interiors

Santa Fe By Design is proud to feature French & French Interiors as our partners in March.

Heather and Matt French began their design journey by remodeling and flipping houses in 2002. They have experience building homes from concept to completion and can build, remodel, design and inspire. What sets them apart is the combination of skills they bring separately and together. Matt French is the master of materials and processes, simplicity, heft, those things that ground a project. Heather French is the space and feel, the orchestrator, the mix of the soft and the hard, the flair. With a modern foundation, but a respect for history, they seek an authenticity of materials and experience, bringing meaning to the quiet moments of life.

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Mar 16 – AIA U Presentation
Mar 23 – AIA STIM Talk
April 13 – Monthly Luncheon Meeting
Mar 22 – Green Building Council Lunch
April 5 – Green Chamber of Commerce Lunch

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