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New Homes Can Now Earn a WaterSense Label

The first four WaterSense labeled homes in the country were recently built in Roseville, California by KB Home. WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, helps consumers reduce their water use and utility bills through water-conscious design. WaterSense-labeled homes aim to use 20% less water than typical new homes by incorporating WaterSense labeled plumbing fixtures, efficient hot water systems, and water-conserving landscape design. Independent inspection and certification ensure water efficiency and performance criteria are met. Homes have previously been built to WaterSense draft standards; these are the first homes labeled under the completed specification. The Roseville homes could save an average of 10,000 gallons of water and $100 in utility costs every year. KB Home is the first national builder to partner with WaterSense; KB Home plans to continue their WaterSense commitment with two more communities, located in Austin, Texas and Orlando, Florida. For more information visit

Published December 30, 2010

Emily, C. (2010, December 30). New Homes Can Now Earn a WaterSense Label. Retrieved from

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