Sep 2, 2018

The Point Scale of a Good vs Bad Product

Economic Value vs Comfort Value vs Green Factors 

When it comes to owning a product that claims to be "green" or "eco-friendly" many consumers may at first be skeptical. As we at Conservastore are consumers of a products just like you, we examined the top three reason a customer would want to make a eco conscious product purchase vs a product that may have no sustainability value at all. 

We feel the purchase decision falls into three important headings: Economic Value, Comfort Value, and Green Value. 



Economic Value
(On a scale from 1 being not much economic value to
10 being the most economic value a product can have)

The value a product is the measure or benefit provided by a product to an economic agent. It is generally measure relative to the unit of currency and interpretation which can be calculated by "the maximum money a customer is willing to pay for that specific product compared to the benefits and usage of the products in the consumers way of usage." For more of the products listed in our website the benefit of the products can drastically change when replacing old or outdated products with low/lowest flow products on the website. Our market values are one of the most competitive in the market and are THE LOWEST when buying in bulk a product can be offered to a consumer. We pride ourselves on offering the most competitive price for numerous reasons; the main reason being who we are as a company. You shouldn't have to pay a lot of money in order to save money. The value of a product is connected to the price that item cost to make so when we offer products to our consumers we do not make up our prices 50-80% like some other big box brands do. We keep out prices low to be affordable for consumers as well as encourage consumers to purchase more eco friendly products from us. That's the green way!


Comfort Value
(On a scale from 1 being not much comfort value to
10 being the most amount of comfort value a product can have)

The comfort value a product provides is more of a response rate that customers have provided and from personal experience we have seen in our own practices with low flow items. Comfort is something we all at one point of another have purchased a product for and maybe be the number one reason why a product is eventually purchased. We put so much emphasis on comfort because any other option would be discomfort and this could be the end of a streak quickly. The set of comfort we seek; once with live without it; is something we don't want to live without. Can you imagine not having the comfort of the remote controller? Exactly, we can't either. So when it comes to a low flow item that can save you money, time, comfort, energy, AND be eco-conscious we think most would go for ALL OF THE ABOVE! Comfort is important for repeat use and especially long term usage. This is why we think it's important to sell products to our customers that have the highest level of comfort.


Green Value
(On a scale from 1 being not much eco conscious value to
10 being the most amount eco conscious use a product can have)

Being "green" or "eco conscious" is not necessarily a buying factor that is number one on majority of customer's buying influence. Though some may not think about it when purchasing, others think only about it when purchasing. We are a eco and green directed online store so it is our main goal to inform customers to buy green over others; sometimes more expensive products; on the market. The green value will tell customers how much green a person can save, as well as the mkaing of the products in a green manner. Some products are made outside of the USA made in uneco friendly manners as well as using non recyclable or damage to the Earth products to make other products. We believe in sustainability and circular economy usage of products so the last of every product ends up to be long term. Being and making eco friendly products is not hard, it just take some dedication and diligence to make it a goal. Our products are green because they are good for the environment and/or we make from recycled materials that would have otherwise been in a landfill. That's our goal, these are out products, and we believe in Saving the Planet.... Do you?

You can always check out out products at www.conservastore.com!

We look forward to hearing from you. Reach out anytime @ info@conservastore.com 


Conserv-A-Store 
The Green Solutions for Your Life 
www.conservastore.com 
info@conservastore.com 
407.898.2284














Jul 30, 2018

The Latest on Toilets

From TOTO to Gallons Per Flush we know it all about Toilets! You Should Too! 


Today we’d like to give you a quick update on the state of very lowest flow water saving toilets
You’re thinking wow that sounds interesting ha ha but in that we sell a lot of toilets folks are always asking us what’s the best toilet to get to save the most water? We thought we’d help out

Image result for google epa approvedDid u know:
“Toilets are the main source of water use in the home, accounting for nearly 30 percent of an average home's indoor water consumption.” thanks EPA for that stat



Toilets are generally rated by their GPF(ER a graphic perhaps) which stands for gallons per flush---european and asian toilets may also have liters per flush-to get the gallons mult by 3.75---So for every flush of your toilet your literally dropping the equivalent of a 1-2 gallon bottle of FRESH water down the drain--not good ehh since that fresh water is hard to come by in some parts

The standard toilet sold today is generally 1.6gpf or gallons per flush. The next lowest toilet is 1.28gpf. You may hear these referred to as Watersense toilets. Thats an EPA standard for moderate water saving toilets
The 1.28 is now code in about 5 states in the USA

You’ll hear the term UHET which stands for ultra high efficiency toilet. It uses 1.0gpf or less water
We feel these are the only TRULY water saving toilets and the only water saving toilet you should purchase

We are often asked. Well great they use little water but do they work????
Lets cover that question now as we look at possible manufacturers for you to consider a purchase from

Toto the Japanese manufacturer of plumbing ware makes a fabulous suite of UHET 1.0 or less gpf toilets and are readily available as are their parts

The entry level Toto 1.0 gpf toilets include the Drake, Carlyle, and Vespin.



 The majority of the Toto line is what is called gravity flush. A bit old fashioned in that the water flows down the bowl trapway and out into the sewer just by the fact that the tank water is higher than the bowl. But Toto’s engineering is so superior that they are able to remove waste with the 1.0gpf only, very successfully

Now Toto is world renowned for making some very neat toilets. U say whats so neat about a toilet-well they offer systems that can warm ur bottom, clean ur bottom without paper and many other features But in that we’re discussing water saving we’ll mention one of their higher end largely one piece-that means one piece of material 1.0 gpf toilets. This is the NeoRest series

Their design is fabulous--sorry we just get excited about water saving toilets!!


We can gladly help you with Toto products-just ask us! Watch the video below to learn more about TOTO



Kohler the American plumbingware manufacturer has a nice selection of 1.0 gpf toilets in gravity flush but more importantly in what’s called POWERFLUSH. We personally feel power flush may be the way to go for water saving toilets. A power flush system uses an air water mixture to effectively give the waste a boost down the trapway into the sewer line.
The tank of the powerflush system does not have traditional guts--its just a big bladder tank. Yes these powerflush can be a bit louder but they DO the job


The Kohler Highline and San Raphel toilets are economical 1.0 gpf  powerflush units and have a good look so are good ones to consider

We’d be glad to help you with Kohler 1.0 gpf powerflush toilets-just ask us!

There are other great manufacturers out there such as American Standard, ProFlo, Niagara, and Saniflo that offer ultra lowest water saving toilets as well

We will update this video in a few months since toilets do change pretty often but as of June 2018 this is a fair coverage of what’s out there...

There is a move to tankless toilets where the water source is housed in the wall with no tank but that will take a bit to be standard

Come to Conservastore.com for your UhET lowest water usage toilet needs-

We Wanna Help!






Jun 5, 2018

Busch Systems and Conserv-A-Store Collaboration

Waste Can / Trash Can / Without them we would be in big trouble!

Image result for trash piling up citiesOf course you don't think about a trash can when you're using one or when you walk past one in a park- but if you think about it when you don't have a trash can you might be tempted to litter. That's a bad thing and we know that. Sometimes it is difficult to remember that not all thing are recyclable and which ones are but with a detailed and organized waste system that is easily labeled and displayed you won't have to worry about that any more! 

"Americans' generate trash at the rate of four pounds per day per person. This translates to a staggering 600,000 tons per day and 210 million tons per year; which is almost twice as much per person as most other countries." We have to do something about this as a whole and it takes effort. This is why we thought adding waste cans to our catalog was not only important but also socially conscientious for us to be eco-friendly and about recycling and conservation.  Trash can take anywhere from 10-1000 years to decompose; most plastics that it and in the idea that waste gets dumped in the ocean and or just keeps piling up as well as smells bad, we as humans who created this evil need have to be more involved in the making, using, disposing, and recycling of each item we purchase and throw away. A circular economy is the goal: everything that is made does not have to be throw away. It can have a life to get repaired numerous times and if an item is not recyclable the consumer can return it to the manufacturer and they can recycle what they can and dispose of the item properly into another circular recycling system to make something completely new. "mind=blown" it does exist out there.
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We personally have been working with an amazing company that can not only help us with this goal to have a circular economy but also a company that has a long history of make items to help, not hurt, the environment. Busch Systems has been in business since 1981 when the owner "...has a passion for the environment and the exciting developments that were occurring in the recycling industry. Thirty years later, our commitment to the environment has only increased and out Sustainability choices and actions have become central to our values and corporate culture."


Busch Systems is a company we at Conserv-A-Store are glad to partner with and make a growth in the eco friendly space for consumers to make more informed decisions. Their core philosophy is one we believe in as well. "People, Planet, Product." It's that simple. We make and sell products fro people to not hurt the planet which make a great product for the people and the planet. It has to help all three or it's no good in our eyes. Environmentally responsible products inspires others to make better purchasing power and offering education and enticing participation for a common goal. We are happy to celebrate that journey with our customers and Busch Systems.

Busch Systems:
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized green building certification system, developed by the US Green Building Council (USGCB). Find out how to receive LEED points via recycling and waste containers here! Busch Systems is proud to be a part of this! 
Here's a small insight into the items we are collaborating with Busch Systems on: The couple that are pictured are the main recycling systems we have seen that most of our customers were drawn to. Right: Concourse Bottom Left: Concourse Sand Colored Bottom Right: Denver Style 

 "Sometimes, it's better to keep it simple and sweet. Recycling and having a place for customers or general people to throw trash away is an important part of keep the Earth Clean from unwanted debris pilling up in unwanted location. Though something as a waste can is not generally classy and sophisticated; we're changing the the thought process on that. "




Apr 17, 2018

LEED - The Latest and the Greatest

The Latest and Greatest

The LEED Version 4.1 Release 2017

Conserv A Store is introducing a new and informal way to keep you connected with the information we feel is important to discuss with people that are interested in green things universal. With the new announcement of the new LEED version 4.1 being released, there's some hype and concerns surrounding the new version. With the Greenbuild 2017 behind us, we want to know how the 2018 Year is Green is going to progress. Here's the facts and what we know moving forward...

"LEED, which stands for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a certification program focused primarily on new, commercial-building projects and based upon a points systems. The more points you earn, the higher your rating." Reference here 

The United States Green Build Council (USGBC) evaluates a buildings "performance" and encourage a more sustainable ground up build for new and improving technological advances. The LEED provides the standard for buildings that are created healthy, highly efficient, and cost saving. This is the standard that a building wants to meet and the standard most to all are striving for.

What can a LEED building provide than any other regular building? Well there's a lot of positives that are beyond the face value. LEED buildings are in 165 countries and territories. These buildings also save energy, water, generate less waste, and most importantly, support human health. These LEED buildings also attract tenants, cost less to operate, and boost employee productivity as well as retention. Building a smart grid from ground up creates greater rewards for years to come, provide a clearer picture by providing the bigger picture of the water usage for the entire building over time, and approaches the overall goal of consuming less energy overall.
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Since 2012, LEED has been growing and changing as well as influencing others what should be the ideal situation for energy usage and growth. The market is growing and the demand is increasing- which is a good thing and even more than good a environmental powerful necessary. More and more companies are coming to their senses and beginning the touch journey of changing to renewable energy. As of November 2016, projects now have to register under the v4 project for new construction of buildings in the U.S. The existing projects are the foundation of the future projects but has some adapting to do as well. While all changes are not in full swing yet, the key factors have been introduced and implemented. Key factors such as updating the performance requirements and being qualified as a LEED project. Only 41% usually meet the standard set forth.

LEED is important and needs to be something that every business should at least consider in their makings of a new building or renovating an old one. New technology and changes come out every day and can be the light in the dark that someone needs to make a lot of our lives better. We all look forward to the new technology to come in the years making.

Hope this blog was helpful to you and yours.

We're always here to help! Comment below and tell us how you feel about it!

Your friends at Conserv-A-Store

info@conservastore.com
407.898.2284
www.conservastore.com



Apr 9, 2018

We're Here! New and Improved- you should love it!

Yes, we've been working on it for a while and Yes, it's finally up! Our New Website!


With our new site up we wanted to give everyone a chance to see the new and improved things we've done in order to make ourselves better and provide you with better information. We revamped our site in an effort to stay new on the latest, better help our customers, and it also gives us a fresh start. Every once in a while you have to throw the old out the book and in with the new. We think that's exactly what we did and want you to check it out www.conservastore.com  Let's take a walk down memory lane...

If you remember, our old site was very white and simplistic. We had some similar categories and things were a little spread out over the homepage. We think changing to vivid colors makes a bold statement that we are green, we've been green, and we're going to continue to be green! Green living is the motto we follow and by changing and making a bold green statement we think we're clearly portraying to you, our loyal customers and new customers, that it's important to you and more so, it's important to us!

If you continue to scroll down the page you'll see a couple of others thing such as a Shop by Room new categories. We think this is something most home improvement places provide and also think it's a great idea to provide on our website as we are consumers too who think of appliances and revamping by room. The bathroom or kitchen needs a revamp? You can easily go to that category and pick out the things you want to revamp. Not sure what you want to change and need some idea, well scroll through and see the descriptions of things such as a low flow toilet or hands free faucet. These just some of the things listed in this category can give you an idea of what to get and help guide you to the things you may need and not thought about yet.

We won't give you all the spoilers, we want you to go visit the site and see what you think in person. We want to help our customers and provide them with the best information possible and will also be more help based. Not sure which aerator to buy- 1.5 or 0.5? Just shoot us an email. Not aware of the difference in a low flow toilet and a dual flush toilet? Give us a call. Looking for something to reduce
Niagara Aerator from Conservastore.com
your electric bill? Search our database for informational readings and forums that can answer that. In the long run, us being more helpful and being more accessible to our customers we are proud to save we give a personalized service you cannot find in retail stores or with other online stores!

The changes we've made to the website will help you as the customer navigate through the website as well as get straight to the buying the items you are interested in. We are also looking for a focus group for feedback concerning the changes we made. You will be rewarded with a special gift for your participation too. Just send us an email at info@conservastore.com telling us why you would be interested in participating in our focus group. We welcome the opinions of all, all background, any age, and education. We welcome all! We think that's how we'll get the best answers. Our site is also an attempt to educate everyone on green matters. There's plenty of ways we want to encourage the initiative to be green in your daily life. From changing your faucets in your home to recycling, every little bit counts. And on our new website to want to reach every demographic and every age and provide knowledge to make sure positive changes in their life happen sooner than later. It doesn't take a million dollars to change, recycle, or save the planet. It can be done little by little and become a way of life. We want our customers to come to us and find the green solutions for their life.

We are always welcoming your comments, feel free to reach out anytime.


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