EPA Recognizes First WaterSense Home
One of several builders in the development, Vanguard chose to go above and beyond the required green specifications to pursue the WaterSense label, which signifies that the home uses about 20% less water than a comparable conventional home. According to Robert Smart, vice president of construction for Vanguard, the prescriptive specifications from the WaterSense program are straightforward and easy to follow, especially since they follow best practices. “You get nearly all the way there just by doing it right,” he said.
The home also achieved a Gold rating under the National Association of Home Builders’ Green Building Standard. More information is available at.
Published January 2, 2009