The Delta brand is proud to have been a recipient of many industry awards throughout the years as we continue to push the envelope of innovation. These awards give us a perennial opportunity to outdo ourselves with new technologies and designs, to advance industry standards and show the world what Delta can do.
Sponsored by Design Journal and Archinterious, the Best Products Awards are held annually to honor the best product designs and innovations from companies and organizations throughout the architecture and design industries. Delta Touch2O® Technology was the recipient of the 2014 award for its wholly unique technological innovation, aimed at enhancing the kitchen experience of every user.
Awarded to a product or innovation that serves as a leading example of excellence in design and functionality, the GOOD DESIGN Award was presented to Delta Temp2O® Technology in 2014. We were also awarded a Green GOOD DESIGN Award for our H2Okinetic® Technology and its convenient, user-friendly water saving capabilities. Founded in 1950 by Edgar Kaufmann and many of the pioneering greats of American and modern design, the GOOD DESIGN program is the oldest and one of the most important design competitions worldwide. The two GOOD DESIGN awards presented to the Delta brand in 2014 mark the third time we have been recognized in this prestigious competition.
Every year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) names a select group of companies and organizations from its six partner categories and names them WaterSense Partners of the Year. Delta Faucet Company was honored to be among the names on that list for the second year in a row, in recognition for our outstanding support of the WaterSense program and ongoing commitment to promoting advancements in water efficiency.
Delta Faucet Company continues to produce products and technological innovations aimed at conserving water in a convenient, user-friendly matter, such as H2Okinetic shower heads, Touch2O Technology and more. We also ensure that every one of our bath collections feature a faucet and shower head which is compliant with EPA performance criteria.
Recognizing business and organization achievements in more than 60 nations around the world, the Stevie Awards are one of the globe's most coveted prizes. The awards system was broken out into gold, silver, bronze and an exclusive Grand Stevie Award. The Delta brand was awarded a gold Stevie in 2014 as we celebrated our fifth year of touch technology leadership through our Touch2O and Touch2O.xt® products.
The Delta brand participates in the ADEX (Awards for Design Excellence) competition each year and is proud to have been a winner of the highest level of achievement the awards have to offer on multiple occasions: the platinum award. In 2014, we earned a platinum award for our contemporary Ara® Bath Collection.
In one of the most competitive and honored awards competitions in the industry, the Delta Dryden™ Bath Collection with Touch2O.xt Technology was given a silver award for its superior technological and design innovation. ADEX, which stands for Awards for Design Excellence, was introduced by Design Journal in 1994 and now draws fierce competition throughout the industry every year.
The Delta Lahara® Bath Collection with Touch2O.xt Technology was voted a Consumers Digest Best Buy of 2014 in the faucets and bathroom segment of the home category. Chosen for the collection's technological strides in the realm of touch and hands-free as well as its exceptional design, the Lahara Collection is a sleek, smooth way to bring any decor together.
In recognition of Delta Temp2O Technology and our leadership in the niche of touchless faucets, we were honored with a gold award in the bath category for the Best of KBIS competition. Hosted by K+BB, Kitchen and Bath Business, KBIS is North America's leading Kitchen and Bath industry show and features a highly competitive network of the best companies and organizations in the industry.