Tag: WaterSense

WaterSense for Homes Celebrates its First Version 2.0 Certification

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on November 18, 2020 0 Comments
WaterSense for Homes Celebrates its First Version 2.0 Certification

NAHB member KB Home was recently awarded the first certification under this pilot program for a new home in its Inspirada master plan subdivision in Henderson, Nev.

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Which Water Efficiency Rating System Works for You?

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on September 24, 2020 0 Comments
Which Water Efficiency Rating System Works for You?

Certifying your project to an above-code, voluntary water efficiency rating system provides independent confirmation of the water-saving practices you have installed in your projects, and validates to your buyer and the local market that you have built a house to a higher standard than what code requires. So which rating system is the best for you as you explore ways to differentiate yourself in the market?

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EPA Wants to Know What Customers Think About WaterSense-Labeled Products

EPA Wants to Know What Customers Think About WaterSense-Labeled Products

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced its decision via a Federal Register notice to maintain the current specifications for several WaterSense-labeled products. In addition to announcing the completion of the product review, the notice also contained requests for input and information related to consumer satisfaction.

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Public Comment Period Open for Revised EPA WaterSense Homes Program

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on May 20, 2019 2 Comments
Public Comment Period Open for Revised EPA WaterSense Homes Program

EPA published the WaterSense Draft Specification for Homes, Version 2.0, with the stated goals to further promote residential water efficiency and enable market transformation in home construction. Submit comments and suggestions on the draft specification and other supporting documents by June 3.

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Smart Home Technology Works for Water Leaks, Too

Smart Home Technology Works for Water Leaks, Too

Many sources can contribute to water damage, including water heater failure, a burst pipe, a broken supply line under the sink, a clogged toilet or even a split hose connected to a washing machine. So how can home owners prevent these types of incidents from occurring? Smart home technology can help.

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Shower Better This Month

Filed in Design, Environment, Remodeling by on October 12, 2016 1 Comment
Shower Better This Month

We’re sure you already knew this: October is Shower Better Month. It’s the time of year that the Environmental Protection Agency reminds consumers that shorter showers — or new showerheads — can save the average home owner about 2,900 gallons of water per year.

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Water Efficiency Rating Systems: Headed Your Way?

Water Efficiency Rating Systems: Headed Your Way?

If green is the new black, then water efficiency is the new green. As drought continues to plague areas of the country, water prices are trending upward and municipalities clamp down on usage, the residential construction industry is finding ways to conserve this precious resource.

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New WaterSense Specs Released for Flushometer Toilets

Filed in Codes and Standards, Multifamily by on December 23, 2014 0 Comments

The new Draft WaterSense Specification for Flushometer-Valve Water Closets has been released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure that these toilets can continue to earn the WaterSense label.

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