2013 Hottest Gadget by Popular Science
Each month, Popular Science selects 12 innovative products to make up the "Hottest Gadgets" list. The thoughtfully designed Moen® kitchen faucets featuring MotionSense™ technology were selected by the Popular Science staff as one of the Hottest Gadgets for April 2013. Combining the best of style and functionality, MotionSense provides an intuitive, hands-free kitchen faucet experience that responds to users' simple hand movements to activate water flow.
2012 GOOD DESIGN™ Awards
Founded in 1950, the GOOD DESIGN™ awards are the most prestigious, recognized, and oldest design awards program. The awards are produced annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. The GOOD DESIGN awards recognize the world's most prominent designers and manufacturers for advancing new, visionary and innovative product concepts, invention and originality, and for stretching the envelope beyond what is considered ordinary product and consumer design. Moen's Twist™ Handheld Shower was selected for a 2012 GOOD DESIGN award in the bath and accessories category.
2012 K+BB Product Innovator Awards
Each year, K+BB honors manufacturers for superior product innovation and design with the Product Innovator Awards. The awards are judged by a panel of industry professionals, who base their decision on a variety of criteria, including innovation, aesthetics, technical advancements and value. Out of a number of kitchen and bath products that vied for the coveted title of Most Innovative in the 2012 Product Innovator Awards, Moen's Retractable Towel Ring was able to capture the judge's attention to receive a Honorable Mention for its practicality and Universal Design applications.
2012 Interior Design Best of Year (BoY)
The annual Interior Design Best of Year (BoY) Product Design Awards is the preeminent design competition recognizing superior interior design products. This year, the thoughtfully designed Moen® Arbor® pulldown kitchen faucet with MotionSense™ was selected as the winning product in the kitchen fittings category by Interior Design editor-in-chief, Cindy Allen, and a jury comprised of the top names in design. Combining the best of style and functionality, Arbor with MotionSense provides an intuitive, hands-free kitchen faucet experience that responds to users' simple hand movements to activate water flow.
Architectural Products Magazine Production Innovation Awards
Moen Commercial's M•Press™ metering faucet was recently awarded Architectural Products' 2012 Production Innovation Award (PIAs) in the restroom and plumbing category. The awards, now in their second year, showcase and honor innovation in the development and enhancement of building-related products throughout the market sector. Judged by a group of 50 independent industry professionals, the M•Press faucet was selected for its pressure-independent design, ensuring consistent water flow and proper shut-off every time.
Smart Business Magazine World Class Customer Service Award
Moen was recently recognized by Smart Business magazine for its superior customer service in its World Class Customer Service Awards. The award program serves to raise awareness of the importance of customer service in the business world, recognize organizations that demonstrate exceptional customer service and share best practices in customer service from those that do it best. Moen was one of only twelve honorees out of more than 30 finalists, and received special, category-specific recognition for its outstanding training system.
The Plain Dealer Top 100 Work Places in Northeast Ohio
Moen has also been named as one of the top 100 workplaces in Northeast Ohio by The Plain Dealer. Workplace Dynamics, an independent company, recently conducted employee workplace satisfaction surveys with more than 130,000 employees in Northeast Ohio to distinguish companies that possess an outstanding culture and promote a positive work environment (categories included: job satisfaction, confidence in the future of their company, trust in co-workers, management effectiveness and compensation/benefits). As a result of the survey, Moen was named as one of the top 100 workplaces and featured in the June 17, 2012 issue of the Cleveland-based daily newspaper.
Supply House Times Top Products of 2011
Each year, Supply House Times comes out with a list of the top plumbing, heating, air conditioning and HVAC products of the year. The winners are selected based on the number of reader inquiries and website clicks each product generates. For 2011, two divisions of Moen were awarded the coveted "Best Product" title - Moen Commercial and CFG (Cleveland Faucet Group), Moen's multifamily brand. Moen Commercial's high-efficiency, sensor-operated M•Power flush valves and faucets were applauded for their sanitary protection and water-saving capabilities. CFG received a Top Product award for the classic and traditionally styled Capstone kitchen faucet line.
Buildings Magazine Top Money-Saving Products
For the third year in a row, the editorial staff at Buildings has selected a Moen Commercial product to receive their Top Money-Saving Products award. The budget-friendly award is based on a product's quick return-on-investment, minimal environmental impact and low initial and life-cycle costs. Moen Commercial Dual flush valves were selected for the 2012 award. These flush valves use advanced electronics to ensure the right amount of water is used for every flush - reducing energy costs and water consumption by up to 37 percent.
Best of KBIS 2012
Eight exceptional products were chosen for the top honor of "Best of KBIS" at the 2012 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Chicago - including the Arbor® pulldown kitchen faucet with MotionSense™ from Moen. The unique hands free faucet was awarded "Best Green Product", due to its water-saving properties, as well as its innovation, quality, flexibility and style. The faucet's Ready Sensor will automatically supply water only when an object or hands are within the sensing zone - eliminating the possibility of leaving the faucet running when not in use.
The KBCULTURE awards are given to exceptional kitchen and bath products, recognizing excellence in design and technological innovation. Moen was honored in three categories for the 2012 KBCULTURE Awards. The Moen® Home Care® Designer Grab Bar with Corner Shelf received top honors in the storage category. MotionSense™, hands-free kitchen faucet experience from Moen, received an honorable mention in the kitchen faucets category. And Twist™, a handheld shower that can easily switch between four different water settings with a flick of the thumb, also received an honorable mention in the shower fittings category.
2011 WaterSense® Excellence Award
Moen was named the 2011 WaterSense® Excellence Award winner by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), based on its significant efforts to advance the WaterSense mission through participation and collaboration in promotional events.
Moen initiated significant water-saving campaigns and promotional events directed toward media, consumers, trade professionals and associates. In addition, Moen supported WaterSense awareness campaigns, including "We're for Water" and "Fix a Leak Week."
Moen's involvement with WaterSense extends far beyond promotional and event support. All Moen lavatory faucets for residential and multi-family applications are certified to meet WaterSense criteria. In addition, Moen became one of the first manufacturers on the market to offer products certified to meet new 2010 WaterSense criteria for showerheads.
101 Best New Products of the Year from the Editors of Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler
Each year, the editors of Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler carry out an exhaustive search for the most innovative new materials, finishes, and systems geared toward the residential construction market. Winning products are selected based on several criteria, including the product's ability to reduce labor or material costs; enhance style; improve performance; and to make life easier for builders, contractors and homeowners.
Moen's Flushmount body sprays were selected as a Best New Product of the Year in 2011, based on their flexible installation and design, with an adjustable spray face that allows users to pivot the water up to 20 degrees in any direction and an adjustable mounting bracket that helps ensure quick and easy alignment with adjacent body sprays. Editors noted that Flushmount body sprays "are designed for virtually any bathroom installation, not just luxury projects."
This Old House Magazine Top 100 Products
Each year, the This Old House editorial staff researches the most unique and helpful home products to create a list of the 100 best new home products of the year. The Moen® Home Care® Designer Grab Bars with Integrated Accessories and the Fold-Down Shower Seat were named two of these top 100 products. Each product was chosen for their exquisite attention to style, while providing necessary safety in today's baths.
The KBCULTURE AWARDS recognize excellence in aesthetic design and technological innovation in the kitchen and bath. Moen Home Care's Designer Grab Bars with Integrated Accessories were honored as the 2011 KBCULTURE AWARD winner in the kitchen and bath storage category. Grab Bars with Integrated Accessories combine the safety benefits of a grab bar with three common bath essentials - a towel bar, a paper holder and a shelf - making each bath functional and fashionable. These products were praised for being "smartly conceived," based on the useful storage and extra security they provide.
Consulting-Specifying Engineer Product of the Year Award
Consulting-Specifying Engineer's (CSE) Product of the Year competition is the premier award for new products in the mechanical, fire, electrical, and plumbing systems engineering markets. Selected by CSE readers, the annual Product of the Year Awards were created to provide engineering professionals with information about the top new product in their fields.
Moen's M•Power Dual flush valve was bestowed the GOLD award in the category of plumbing and water management in the 2011 CSE product of the year competition. Moen was the only plumbing manufacturer to win a 2011 GOLD award.
Home Builder Executive Innovation Awards
Home Builder Executive Innovation Award honorees include manufacturers that have brought unique products, features, and/or builder programs to market during the past year. Editors review company websites, press releases, and promotional materials, along with articles and interviews published over the past year to determine award winners. Moen was selected as a 2011 Innovation Award winner, based on innovative programs and products like the new Reflex™ pulldown kitchen faucet system, Flushmount body sprays, Designer Grab Bars with Integrated Accessories and a host of new faucets and showerheads certified to meet WaterSense® criteria.
Buildings Magazine Top 67 Money Saving Products
Each year, the Buildings editorial staff selects the top Money-Saving Products based on a product's initial and life-cycle costs, sustainability, longevity, energy efficiency, occupant productivity and maintenance requirements. For the second consecutive year, a Moen Commercial product was selected. M•Power sensor-operated faucets were recognized among the Top Money Saving Products in 2011. These faucets feature a water-efficient, vandal-resistant aerator, a motion sensor that automatically starts and stops the flow of water and a 30-second auto-off function to prevent waste and overflow. M•Power faucets were also praised by Buildings for their hygienic and water-saving benefits.
2011 Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX)
Five of the latest innovations from Moen Incorporated were selected to receive the 2011 Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX). Sponsored by Design Journal, the international trade publication for interior designers, architects and facility managers, ADEX awards are the largest recognition program for product design of furniture, fixtures and finishes marketed to the design trade. The ioDIGITAL™ Vertical Spa and ioDIGITAL Shower won Platinum ADEX Awards – the highest possible award level. Gold ADEX Awards were given to the Modern Pot Filler, the Method™ Bath Collection and the ioDIGITAL Roman tub with 90°™ trim.
Best of KBIS 2011
Of the more than 50 product submissions to the 2011 Best of KBIS competition, only eight were recognized by a media judging panel with the top honor – "Best of KBIS" – including the new Flushmount body sprays from Moen Incorporated. Flushmount body sprays received a Silver Award in the "Best of Bath" category, based on the criteria of functionality, quality/durability, flexibility, aesthetics/style and innovation. Flushmount body sprays fit cleanly against the wall, seamlessly blending in with tile, slate or other premium shower surround materials. In addition to the sleeker styling of the new body sprays, they also allow for simpler installation, saving time and money. Best of all, the adjustable spray face allows you to pivot the water up to 20 degrees in any direction.
2010 WaterSense® Manufacturer Partner of the Year
Moen® is proud to be selected to win the WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year award for 2010. Our achievements in 2009 are only the beginning of our efforts to continue to promote and support water efficiency in this country, and globally.
This recognition from EPA for our commitment to water efficiency is one of many benefits of our partnership with WaterSense. The tools, and resources provided by WaterSense, along with the use of the WaterSense label on our certified products, and our product listing on the WaterSense web site all contribute elevating consumers and customer's perception of the brand, and awareness of our sustainability efforts as a company.
2010 GOOD DESIGN™ Award
Founded in 1950, the GOOD DESIGN™ awards are the world's oldest awards program. The awards are conferred annually by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design together with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. GOOD DESIGN awards recognize the world's most prominent designers and manufacturers for advancing new, visionary and innovative product concepts, invention and originality, and for stretching the envelope beyond what is considered ordinary product and consumer design. The Modern Pot Filler by Moen was selected for a 2010 GOOD DESIGN award in the kitchen/appliances category.
2010 Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX)
Sponsored by Design Journal, the international trade publication for interior designers, architects and facility managers, the ADEX awards are judged by an anonymous panel of professionals representing an array of industries whose products are included in the ADEX Awards. The ADEX panel identified ioDIGITAL™, the Envi™ rainshower and the Fina™ single-handle lavatory faucet from Moen as top designs based on a force-ranking of form, function and fitness for a particular purpose. Each ADEX category has the potential for three award levels: platinum, gold or silver. In 2010, Moen earned awards within the highest two award tiers – ioDIGITAL received a Platinum ADEX Award, whereas Envi and Fina received Gold ADEX Awards.
Perspective Awards Certificate of Excellence
Moen was awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the 2010 Perspective Awards for its 90°™ kitchen and bath collection. The Perspective Awards promote and showcase architectural and interior design used throughout Asia; bringing various industry associations together in a single forum to celebrate outstanding talent. The 90° collection was recognized for its unique combination of simplicity and functionality – with minimalist styling and Moen´s M-PACT® common valve system, which makes it quick and easy to change the style of the bath without replacing any plumbing. M-PACT is available on the 90° eight-inch widespread faucet, showering options and the three- or four-hole Roman tub faucets.
Interior Design Best of Year (BoY) Awards – Honoree
The annual Interior Design Best of Year (BoY) Awards are the preeminent design competition recognizing superior interior design products. The Modern Pot Filler by Moen was selected as an honoree in the kitchen fittings category by Interior Design editor-in-chief Cindy Allen and a jury comprised of the top names in design. The Modern Pot Filler offers a contemporary design for high-end kitchens, with clean, modern lines and durable, all-metal construction. It extends 24 inches, via a double-joint extendable arm, and provides dual shut-offs at its base and spout.
Buildings Magazine Top 81 Money-Saving Products
The Buildings editorial staff selects the top Money-Saving Products based on the criteria of initial cost, life-cycle cost, sustainability, longevity, energy efficiency, occupant productivity and maintenance requirements. In 2010, the Eco-Performance shower system from Moen Commercial was named to this group of high-performance products. The system was selected for its ability to eliminate shower shock due to fluctuations in water temperature and pressure and achieve a 36 percent water savings, as compared to standard showerheads.
Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) - Finalist
The IDSA's IDEA awards are the premier international competition recognizing excellence in design. Criteria for the award include innovation, aesthetics and environmental responsibility. Moen's Envi™ Eco-Performance rainshower was named a finalist in the Ecodesign category for the 2010 IDEA competition. The rainshower was recognized for its unique design, which incorporates the concept of biomimicry - exploring nature-inspired innovation to achieve the most naturally efficient spray coverage possible. Offering a flow rate of 2.0 gallons per minute (7.6 liters per minute), 20 percent less than the industry standard, the Envi Eco-Performance rainshower still provides users with the same experience as they are accustomed to from full-flow rainshowers.
Buildings Magazine Top 100 Products/Services
Each year, the Buildings editorial staff takes note of the most intriguing and innovative products and services that help with development, construction, modernization, management and operations responsibilities. The SecureMount™ Grab Bar Installation System from Moen® Home Care® was named one of the top 100 products in 2009 for its ultimate combination of strength, style and functionality. The system features an innovative design that makes it possible to quickly, easily and securely install a grab bar anywhere on the wall, with one stud, or no studs.
Consulting-Specifying Engineer Product of the Year Award – finalist
The Consulting-Specifying Engineer Product of the Year Awards are determined by a panel of engineers in the HVAC, Fire, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering Markets. The Cleveland Faucet Group (CFG)'s Water Saving showerhead was named a finalist in the plumbing category and was featured in the May 2009 issue of Consulting-Specifying Engineer. CFG's Water Saving showerhead flows at 1.75 gpm, offering a 30 percent water savings from the industry standard.
David Weekley's Home Supplier Performance Award
David Weekley Homes, the third-largest privately owned homebuilder in America, awarded Moen Incorporated and Creative Specialties International® (CSI), a division of Moen, with a prestigious "A" rating in service. The award is based on Weekley's National Trading Partner Survey, in which suppliers are rated on quality and service. After the comprehensive evaluation, few companies rise to the top with such excellent marks. Making even more of an impression, Moen is the only faucet manufacturer to have received this rating; and CSI is the only bath accessory manufacturer to have received the "A" rating, as well.
Buildings Magazine Top 67 Money-Saving Products
Each year, the Buildings editorial staff selects the top Money-Saving Products based on a product´s initial and life-cycle costs, sustainability, longevity, energy efficiency, occupant productivity and maintenance requirements. For the second consecutive year, a Moen Commercial product was selected. M·Power Sensor-Operated Faucets were recognized among the Top Money Saving Products in 2011. These faucets feature a water-efficient, vandal-resistant aerator, a motion sensor that automatically starts and stops the flow of water and a 30-second auto-off function to prevent waste and overflow.