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WaterSense and LEED Housing Programs

This is the 3rd webinar in the webinar series WaterWednesdays, being hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program.

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A WaterSense labeled home includes WaterSense labeled plumbing fixtures, a hot water delivery system that gets hot water to the tap faster, water-smart landscape design, and other water-efficient features. These features allow the home to use 20 percent less water than typical homes. Jonah Schein will introduce the New Homes specification, reviewing the criteria and its applicability to newly constructed single-family and multi-family homes. Asa Foss, Technical Director for LEED for Homes, will provide information on their water efficiency programs and requirements for LEED-certified residential units.

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