When selecting fixtures and appliances, look for the Energy Star® certification logo (dishwasher, clothes washer) and the WaterSense logo (showerheads, bathroom faucets, toilets).
ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency. Products can earn the ENERGY STAR label by meeting the energy efficiency requirements set forth in ENERGY STAR product specifications.
WaterSense identifies a water-efficient product that has been independently certified to meet EPA WaterSense criteria for efficiency and performance. The organization that certified the product is identified below the label.
MaP stands for Maximum Performance and is a voluntary and independent testing program that tests the ability of a toilet to use one single flush to clear solid waste. The MaP score represents the number of grams of solid waste that a particular toilet can flush completely in a single flush, therefore not wasting water with a second flush.
Are my fixtures “Low-Flow”?
|Dishwasher||11.3 litres||15 litres||more than 15 litres||per load|
|Clothes Washer||45 litres or less |
|57 litres |
(HE top load)
|85 litres or more (top load)||per load|
|Kitchen Faucet||5.7 litres||8.3 litres||more than 8.3 litres||per minute|
|Bathroom Faucet||1.9 litres||3.7 litres||6 litres||per minute|
|Showerhead||7.5 litres or less||9.5 litres||more than 9.5 litres||per minute|
|Toilet||4.8 litres 1000MaP*||6 litres 1000MaP*||more than 6 litres 1000MaP*||per flush|
*Confirm your toilet is listed with a 1000MaP rating on www.map-testing.com
How to find Model Number on Dishwasher and Washing Machine
- On the top of the door jamb, to the left, right, or in the center.
- On the upper left-hand corner of the unit’s frame.
- On the door itself, to the left, or in the center.
- On the underside of the control panel.
*For portable dishwashers, check either on the back of the unit or on the side of the hose storage.
Model numbers can be made up of numbers (1005400, for example) or a combination of letters and numbers (LAT1000AAE). The model number will most likely appear on either a sticker or a metal plate. Your appliance’s model number tag may look similar to the model number plate shown here.
*For top-loading washers, check the upper left-hand corner of the back, under the lid, on back of the control panel, inside the right back corner (open lid), or the lower left-hand corner on the front.