A Taste of Technology: Green Innovation

By Toll Brothers 3 minute read

Last updated on August 24th, 2022

This spring, spruce up your Toll Brothers home with the latest technology for an environmentally friendly home. Decrease your carbon footprint and enhance your luxury lifestyle. Catch a glimpse at two of the newest innovative systems from our friends at Whirlpool that can not only improve your quality of life but help your garden too!



The Zera Food Recycler is the latest kitchen appliance that you’ll want to add to your eco-friendly culinary collection. This state-of-the-art technology turns your food scraps into fertilizer to keep your garden healthy, happy, and beautiful, and it’s environmentally friendly too!

According to a study on food waste commissioned by the Whirlpool Corporation, an average family in the United States produces over 400 pounds of food waste every year, which accounts for an estimated 20 percent of America’s landfills! Take the initiative to preserve the environment a little bit each day by saving those tiny food bits for the Zera Food Recycler instead of the trash bin.


How it works

This is the first indoor recycler in the United States that converts a week’s worth of excess waste into ready-to-use homemade fertilizer within 24 hours, all it takes is a push of a button. It breaks down unwanted food fragments by using a combination of oxygen, moisture, heat, and mixing to expedite the decomposition process. You can use this innovative system year-round and remotely operate it through the utilization of the Whirlpool mobile app. What better way to impress your guests than by showing off a luxurious, but an environmentally friendly kitchen and home?

Invite friends and family over for a pleasant evening or afternoon lunch as the Zera Food Recycler seamlessly works in the background to support a portion of your environmental efforts, making being eco-friendly a breeze.


Crafting in-house libations

Reducing the use of metal and glass is another great way to minimize waste opportunities. If you are a beer lover, then this next tech item may be perfect for you. The VESSI Beer Fermenter and Dispenser system allows users to ferment, carbonate, and dispense home-brewed beer in as little as seven days. This innovation comes fully equipped with a sealed, pressurized, and temperature-controlled tank that creates the perfect environment for crafting great-tasting beer.

Start the process by pitching your yeast, which is a brewer’s way of saying “add the yeast to the fermenter,” then attach the pressure lid for optimal fermentation. You can, quickly and efficiently, clear the sediment once the first step is completed, and then add any aromas or flavors for that extra punch. It can also dispense your homemade creation right into a glass, already chilled and ready for your guests. This is both a convenience and an environmentally friendly option for entertaining, as it gives you the opportunity to reduce purchasing libations for your guests. Can’t you envision this as a great addition to your new basement bar area? We do! It’s the perfect gadget for hosting a housewarming party to celebrate your new Toll Brothers home or to enjoy the company of family and friends.

Toll Brothers believes in our company-wide philosophy to design beautiful homes in ways that reduce environmental impact and provide energy savings, long-lasting value, and comfort. Innovative technology assists us in our mission to help our homeowners save water and energy, as well as the environment. By teaming up with our friends at Kohler, Progress Lighting, and Whirlpool, to name a few, we continue to build efficient homes year after year, with the best name brand features. Read more on how Toll Brothers implement green initiatives and find the perfect Toll Brothers community for you.

Whirlpool Corporation, a vendor partner of Toll Brothers, contributed to this story.

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Embracing an unwavering commitment to quality and customer service, Toll Brothers currently builds in over 60 markets in 24 states nationwide, and is a publicly owned company with its common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TOL). In 2024, Toll Brothers marked 10 years in a row being named to the Fortune World's Most Admired Companies™ list.* Toll Brothers has also been named Builder of the Year by Builder magazine and is the first two-time recipient of Builder of the Year from Professional Builder magazine. For more information, visit TollBrothers.com. From Fortune, ©2024 Fortune Media IP Limited. All rights reserved. Used under license.

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