As one of EPA’s WaterSense Partners of the Year for 2011 it’s no surprise that Delta Faucet is leading the way in water-saving technology. At this week’s Greenbuild 2011 in Toronto, Delta displayed their latest in touch-activated and hands-free bathroom faucets.

Featuring their innovative Touch2O Technology, Delta’s Talbott and Lahara collections allow users to tap the faucet on or off anywhere on the spout or handle. Perfect when hands are full or dirty. The water will automatically turn off within one minute of being tapped on.

Additionally, the Addison and Laraha lines feature Delta’s new Touch2O.xt Technology, which features a four-inch sensing field around the entire faucet. The faucet automatically responds when users approach the sensing field. There’s no infrared used. Just moving the hands out of range shuts off the flow within seconds, which saves money. And the touch-free starting keeps the faucet clean.

Pretty cool features all around. I do wonder at the sensing field. There are plenty of times when my hands come within four inches of the faucet when I don’t have intentions of turning it on. I think I might get a little annoyed with it turning on and off constantly just because I got too near it.

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