New ‘Water Rating Index’ Guidelines Open for Comments


WER logoThe draft technical guidelines for the Water Efficiency Rating Index (WER Index) is now open for public comment. Comments will be accepted until May 1.

A free webinar at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15 will explain the draft guidelines. Pre-registration is required for the webinar, which will be hosted by The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET).

RESNET and the International Code Council have partnered to develop the WER Index. It will rate a home’s efficiency in water use in the same way that the HERS index measures a property’s energy performance.

As water is becoming increasingly expensive in many parts of the country, RESNET believes a water efficiency rating index can be a useful tool for home builders and home buyers alike.

For additional information about NAHB green and sustainable building initiatives, contact Jaclyn Toole at 800-368-5242 x8225.

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