Final WaterSense Specification for Homes Released
Homes that meet the specification should use 20% less water (about 10,000 gallons or 38,000 liters) than those built to code, saving homeowners an average of $200 a year, according to EPA. To be certified, homes must use WaterSense-labeled plumbing fixtures, Energy Star-certified appliances, water- and energy-efficient hot water systems, and water-efficient landscaping. An onsite inspection verifies a homebuilder’s or owner’s claims before certification is awarded. More information is available at.
Published February 1, 2010