The WaterSense Labeled Homes program offers a building science approach on water efficiency within single and multi-family homes.
Green building has grown from a niche market to a savvy business strategy. WaterSense labeled homes meet consumers’ demand for a whole-house solution to help them save water, energy, and money while maintaining a high level of performance. Compared to a typical home, on average, a WaterSense labeled home can save a family 50,000 gallons of water a year or more.
This webinar will provide the specifics of how WaterSense labeled homes must achieve at least 30 percent more water efficiency than typical new construction. Under the Homes Certification System, they are verified and certified to meet EPA’s Mandatory Checklist and achieve EPA’s water efficiency criteria. We will discuss the program’s new flexibilities and participation by new stakeholder groups such as Home Certification Organizations (HCO) which uses its own WaterSense Approved Certification Method (WACM) to measure water efficiency. We will also discuss the new flexibilities in the technical requirements expanding from options of indoor water efficiency to regionally appropriate outdoor water efficient systems and practices and how when paired with the mandatory checklist, the requirements of the WACM ensure that a WaterSense labeled home is both water-efficient, and high-performing.
This webinar is intended for builders, designers and any others interested in increasing water efficiency within the residential sector.
Understanding of green building practices and the process of certification may be useful but not necessary.
- Learning Objective 1: Learn about the added flexibility in certification
- Learning Objective 2: Understand Mandatory requirements
- Learning Objective 3: Identify opportunities for regional differentiation and national flexibility.
- Learning Objective 4: Learn about best practices and how they can impact water savings.
Olga M. Cano
Environmental Engineer in the Homes Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense® Program
This webinar will be presented via Microsoft Teams. For technical information please visit https://ruralhome.microsoftcrmportals.com/TrainingMicrosoftTeams/.
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