Wednesday, November 24, 2010

WaterSense Water Efficiency Certified Homes

EPA has recognized the first WaterSense labeled homes in the country. WaterSense is a partnership program sponsored by EPA that seeks to promote water efficiency. The program helps homebuyers cut water and energy use and reduce utility bills. Four WaterSense labeled new homes have been built by KB Home in Roseville, California, and will save an average of 10,000 gallons of water and at least $100 on utility costs each year.

Since signing on as the first national builder to partner with WaterSense, KB Home has agreed to build three communities of homes that will earn the WaterSense label, which will be the first in the nation to meet WaterSense criteria for newly built homes. Each house includes WaterSense labeled plumbing fixtures, an efficient hot water delivery system, water-efficient landscape design, and other water and energy-efficient features.

Each WaterSense labeled new home is independently inspected and certified to ensure EPA’s criteria are met for both water efficiency and performance. A WaterSense labeled new home is built to use about 20 percent less water than a typical new home.

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