Tag: WaterSense

Public Comment Period Open for Revised EPA WaterSense Homes Program

Filed in Sustainability & 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, Environmental, Remodelers 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?

Filed in Environmental, Housing Trends by on June 25, 2015 0 Comments
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 Regulations, 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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