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WaterSense for Homes Expands to Multifamily

The EPA’s WaterSense for New Homes program has expanded eligibility to apartments and condominium units.

By Erin WeaverThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has revised its WaterSense specifications for homes to include new apartments and condominium units. At the same time, EPA has added new requirements: showerheads in all homes covered by the program must now be WaterSense-labeled models using no more than 2.0 gallons per minute, and weather-based irrigation controllers must also be WaterSense-labeled models (see “Smarter Irrigation for a Parched Landscape,”

EBN Sept. 2012). The revised specifications also require that landscape design be informed by EPA’s Water Budget Tool.

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Published October 2, 2012

Weaver, E. (2012, October 2). WaterSense for Homes Expands to Multifamily. Retrieved from

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