US EPA WaterSense Program Launches With Four New Homes
Four new homes have become the first to be tagged with the WaterSense label by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The EPA partnered program is designed to help homebuyers cut their water and energy use.
To receive the WaterSense label, new homes must meet specific criteria set by the EPA. On average WaterSense homes will use 20 percent less water than a conventional home.
The four Californian homes built by residential home buildier KB Home each “include WaterSense labeled plumbing fixtures, an efficient hot water delivery system, water-efficient landscape design, and other water and energy-efficient features," and will save on average of 10,000 gallons of water a year.
“To meet the environmental and economic needs of homes and communities, it’s important that we’re doing everything we can to conserve water and energy and shrink costs for American consumers,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “The construction of the first WaterSense labeled homes, and the plans to build more, mark the beginning of an innovative approach that gives homeowners the chance to cut their water and energy bills and protect a vital environmental resource.”
Read the press release at EPA: EPA Recognizes Nation's First WaterSense Labeled Homes
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