Certifications and Standards
Keeping our Products Safe, Accessible, and Sustainable
MaP Testing (Maximum Performance Testing) is a third-party toilet testing program that established a standard test protocol for evaluating how well toilets clear solid waste in a single flush using toilet paper and soybean paste. Performance is rated from 250 grams – 1,000 grams of waste removal.
MaP ® Premium: MaP Premium is a designation assigned to toilets that demonstrate exceptional performance AND water conservation. MaP Premium products are certified by the EPA’s WaterSense® program, have an effective flush volume of no more than 1.10 gallons/4.0 litres (14% below the WaterSense requirement), and have a MaP flush performance score of at least 600 grams (170% of the WaterSense requirement).
ADA, or Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design, simply put means that the products sporting this label are engineered to fit within documented requirements as specified in the ADA standards and ensure public spaces are accessible and functional for use based on a broad range of abilities.
WaterSense, a voluntary partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is both a label for water-efficient products and a resource for helping consumers save water. The WaterSense label makes it simple to find water-efficient products that meet EPA’s criteria for efficiency and performance. WaterSense-labeled products and services are certified to use at least 20 percent less water, save energy, and perform as well as, or better than, regular models.
Gerber® faucets are designed to meet or exceed the stringent standards and regulations limiting harmful substances in drinking water. “Lead free” is currently defined by California AB 1953. All Gerber bathroom & kitchen faucets are certified to meet current NSF/ANSI/CAN 372 & NSF/ANSI/CAN 61-9 Q ≤ 1 standards.
ASSE 1016 Compliant
ASSE 1016 is a standard developed by the American Society of Sanitary Engineering. This standard defines stringent product performance criteria for pressure balance mixing valves, such as Gerber;s Treysta® platform, to ensure proper compensation when there are sudden pressure or temperature changes.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) serves a wide-ranging engineering community through quality learning, the development of codes and standards, certifications, research, conferences and publications, government relations, and other forms of outreach. The plumbing industry has adopted the ASME standard ASME A112.18.1 for minimum product requirements.
The International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) community of plumbing experts plays a vital public health role in assuring access to clean water and sanitation. Gerber uses IAPMO to test and certify our products in regards to BOTH the product’s performance standard AND the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC).