to Offer Webinars on US EPA WaterSense® Program

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May 9 sessions will feature multiple experts on water-efficient building practices

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that at least 36 states will face water shortages by 2013. It’s a problem not limited to the desert Southwest, but stretches to the Midwest, Florida, Georgia and other regions. EPA’s WaterSense® program is designed to decrease indoor and outdoor nonagricultural water use through more efficient products, equipment and programs. Architects and builders interested in developing more water-efficient buildings can learn the ins-and-outs of the WaterSense® program during a series of four free live webinars hosted online at May 9. Experts from the EPA, along with architects and builders will present ways to design and build water-conscious homes and buildings, and be available to answer questions.

The presentation schedule is:

·Wednesday, May 9, 8:00 a.m. Pacific / 11:00 a.m. Eastern
Jonah Schein, EPA WaterSense Program Technical & Certification Coordinator for New Homes: “Design Leads the Way: Why and How Architects Should Design with Water in Mind”

·Wednesday, May 9, 9:30 a.m. Pacific / 12:30 p.m. Eastern
Alicia Marrs, EPA WaterSense Program New Homes Partnerships Marketing & Outreach Specialist: “Talk it Up! Communicating the Value of a Water Efficient Home”

·Wednesday, May 9, 11:00 a.m. Pacific / 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Amber Lefstead, EPA Water Sense Program Outdoor Coordinator, and Tamara Mittman, EPA Office of Wastewater Management Environmental Engineer: “Water Conservation in the Great Outdoors – Thinking about Landscaping in a New Way”

·Wednesday, May 9, 1:00 p.m. Pacific / 4:00 p.m. Eastern
Matt Stevens, Green Zone Home; CR Herro, Meritage Homes, Vice President of Environmental Affairs; and Jonah Schein, EPA WaterSense Program: “WaterSense in Action: Tips and Examples from an Architect, a Builder and a Verifier”

All sessions are free to attend. For more information, visit

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