"ESG has partnered with the EPA to help support builders committed to bringing WaterSense labeled new homes to their community."
Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) April 25, 2011
Environmental Solutions Group has joined an elite group of licensed certification organizations qualified to oversee inspections and certify WaterSense labeled new homes. Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the WaterSense label is earned by single-family new homes that use 20 percent less water than traditional models inside and out.
“ESG has partnered with the EPA to help support builders committed to bringing WaterSense labeled new homes to their community,” said Steve Armstrong, a hydrogeologist and senior energy analyst with ESG. “The WaterSense label is a simple way for consumers to identify water-efficient products, programs and new homes that will use less energy and save water for future generations.”
WaterSense labeled new homes use 20 percent less water than typical new homes through the use of WaterSense labeled plumbing fixtures, efficient products and hot water delivery systems, and water-saving landscape features.
All new homes must be inspected and certified before they can earn the WaterSense label. ESG completed EPA training in order to work with inspectors and provide quality assurance that homes are certified to meet WaterSense criteria.
Builders looking to offer new homes with the WaterSense label can contact ESG to coordinate an independent inspection of their home under the WaterSense program and certify that they meet the WaterSense criteria for efficiency and performance.
“If just 10 percent of new homes built were WaterSense labeled, Americans could save one billion gallons of water per year,” said Sheila Frace, Director of the EPA Office of Water’s Municipal Support Division. “WaterSense labeled homes are an investment for the future of our planet.”
In addition to providing green build verification services for the NAHB, ESG provides energy analysis for the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Homes program. The firm has conducted green audits for several thousand HUD-maintained properties and assists residential and commercial property owners through energy use analysis. ESG Energy’s Carbon Footprint Certification Program is intended to lessen climate change by encouraging good practice in carbon measurement, management and reduction. Visit http://www.esg-energy.com for additional information or call (336)373-1538.
WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water. For more information on WaterSense, and for a full list of labeled products and WaterSense irrigation partners, visit http://www.epa.gov/watersense.
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