Based in Waterbury, Connecticut since 1928, Neoperl, Inc. produces a wide variety of flow control products for industrial, residential and wholesale applications. In fact, Neoperl is the only U.S. manufacturer of faucet aerators.
Neoperl products are offered in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Neoperl Faucet Aerators
A faucet aerator is connected to the nozzle of the faucet and spreads the water stream into smaller water droplets. This can save water and prevent splashing.
Neoperl offers both residential and commercial faucet aerators for the bathroom, kitchen, garden, laundry, and more.
Many of Neoperl’s products are WaterSense certified. According to Neoperl, “WaterSense products provide measurable water savings and are generally 20 percent more water-efficient than average products in that category”.
Some of Neoperl’s aerators can reduce a standard 2.2 gpm flow to 1.0 gallons per minute (gpm) or 1.5 gpm. This is a 55% or 30% improvement over the baseline, respectively.
LEED Credit Overview
According to the LEED for New Construction rating system, Neoperl aerators could contribute to the following credits:
• Water Efficiency (WE) Prerequisite 1, Water Use Reduction (0 points):
This credit requires that the building uses 20% less water than the baseline. Since WaterSense certified products are generally 20% more water-efficient, Neoperl’s WaterSense certified aerators will most likely help to meet this prerequisite.
• Water Efficiency (WE) Credit 3, Water Use Reduction (2-4 points):
This credit is the same as Prerequisite 1, except it awards points for greater levels of water reduction. It awards 2 points for 30% water reduction, 3 points for 35%, and 4 points for 40%. Since some of Neoperl’s aerators reduce the water flow by up to 30 or 55 percent, they could potentially contribute to this credit.
A recent graduate of Cornell University, where she studied Environmental Science and concentrated in Sustainable Development. Her interest in green building and LEED stems from her project-based coursework at Cornell, where she proposed design strategies for sustainable developments in Helena, MT and Ithaca, NY. Claire also exercised her passion for sustainability and energy conservation through extracurricular activities at Cornell, such as Solar Decathlon, Lights Off Cornell and Sustainability Hub. For the last three summers, she worked on energy projects at a town government, including an on-site hydrogen station and EECBG-funded activities.