American Standard, part of the LIXIL Corp., has been recognized with a 2017 WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year Award for the brand’s ongoing efforts to increase awareness about water conservation and the use of WaterSense-labeled products.

A two-time winner of this distinction from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, American Standard demonstrated the importance of looking toward the future through its research and development of new water-efficient technologies, the company stated.

Additionally, Kohler earned its fifth consecutive Sustained Excellent Award from the EPA. Kohler has partnered with the WaterSense program since 2007 and was recognized this year for its leadership in water-saving product innovation and consumer advocacy, the Wisconsin-based company stated. In 2008, the EPA named Kohler the first recipient of the WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year Award.

In each year since, Kohler has earned additional recognition, including EPA’s first Sustained Excellence Award in 2013.