Saving Water—Inside and Out
Building a new home is a big investment for you and your family’s future. But when you build a water-efficient home, you’re investing in the future of your community and the planet as well.
WaterSense-certified new homes are designed to reduce residential water use indoors, as well as outdoors, compared to typical new homes—allowing homeowners to enjoy all the comforts of home while using less water and energy, and spending less money on utility bills.
Partnering to Build WaterSense Labeled Homes
Are you a homebuilder who wants to become more involved in green residential building? WaterSense labeled new homes are designed to work well with other green building programs (ENERGY STAR®, LEED® for Homes, and Earth Advantage® New Homes) and allow flexibility to meet homeowners’ needs. Learn more about how to partner with WaterSense, build homes to the WaterSense Specification for Single-Family New Homes, and get your homes independently inspected and certified to meet EPA’s water-efficiency and performance criteria.
What is included in the specification?
In order to earn the label, homes must feature WaterSense labeled plumbing fixtures, efficient hot water delivery systems, and yards designed with water savings in mind. If they are included with the home, clothes washers and dishwashers must be ENERGY STAR qualified models, and irrigation systems, if incorporated, must be designed or installed and audited by WaterSense irrigation partners.