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Call to Action! Alliance for Water Efficiency Seeks Support for WaterSense in Comments to the EPA

April Federal Register Request for Information Could Impact the Future of WaterSense
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CHICAGO, May 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ - In response to a Federal Register Notice on the WaterSense® Program published on April 10, 2020, the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) is now calling on water and sustainability professionals to answer with a strong show of support for the WaterSense labeling program and the objective, scientific evidence on which product specifications are based.

American Standard Wins 2019 WaterSense® Sustained Excellence Award

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PISCATAWAY, N.J., October 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ — For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized American Standard, part of LIXIL Americas, with a 2019 WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award for its heroic efforts to defeat water waste and promote WaterSense in 2018. American Standard brand received one of 25 WaterSense awards today at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

American Standard Wins 2017 WaterSense Partner of the Year

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PISCATAWAY, N.J., October 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ ― American Standard, part of the LIXIL Corporation, has been recognized with a 2017 WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year Award for the brand’s ongoing efforts to increase awareness about water conservation and the use of WaterSense labeled products. A two-time winner of this distinction from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), American Standard demonstrated the importance of looking toward the future through its research and development of new water-efficient technologies.

Inspiring Infill

This modern Seattle home effectively combines repurposed building materials and energy-efficient technology.
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EVERY HOME BUILT by Dwell Development is designed with the goal of net-zero energy use. The Reclaimed Modern home, built on an infill lot in Seattle, is no exception. The lot lines were adjusted to maximize solar siting, and an existing home was also renovated. “We use a holistic approach at Dwell Development similar to the farm-to-table idea, where we incorporate local materials into our homes that are natural, recycled or repurposed. It’s about making conscious choices,” says Anthony Maschmedt, owner of Dwell Development.

Solar Canopies and a Cost Analysis of Low E Storm Windows

Green Builder Media's October 8, 2015 Vantage Enewsletter
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Solar Canopies: Detached Power Production for Home Patios Residential versions such as NRG's new Solar Haven Canopy bring what was once a commercial-only product down to scale.

EPA WaterSense Versus Irrigation Association SWAT Certification

For water experts, understanding subtle differences between these two certifications can save you money (and water).
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If you are an irrigation or water nerd like us, you've heard of the two major types of water efficiency certifications: WaterSmart and SWAT. Here's a quick rundown of important similarities and differences you should know about. First, a bit of historical context:

Smart Home Leader Nexia™ Home Intelligence Expands Offering with Support for Rachio Iro Smart Sprinkler Controller

Intelligent irrigation controller helps users maintain landscape efficiently and remotely with minimum amount of water
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Broomfield, Colo., September 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Smart home technology leader Nexia™ Home Intelligence, a brand of Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), and Rachio, maker of the Iro Smart Sprinkler Controller, announced new compatibility that combines Iro’s smart-sensing irrigation technology with the convenience and flexibility of the Nexia home automation system and all-in-one app.

Water Conservation: Putting It All Together

The water crisis will prompt us not only to rethink our approach to landscaping, but how we treat, use and recycle water inside our homes.
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WATER SECURITY IS a growing concern, not just in arid developing nations, but here in the United States. Public awareness is starting to catch up with this reality. According to the EPA, many of the states that have projected population growth increases also have higher per capita water use. This translates into heightened competition for an already limited resource. But the consequences of climate change, including unpredictable and prolonged droughts, are already spurring watering restrictions and higher utility rates.

A New Tool for Water Conservation

The Green Builder Coalition has developed a new index for both indoor and outdoor water conservation.
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When the Southwestern desert blooms, it is absolutely amazing. But this very rare occurrence only coincides with scarce rainfall—making water a commodity of immeasurable worth. Southwestern states have long recognized the need for conservation and have recently implemented many codes and programs than incentivize water-use reduction. But how best to quantify the conservation measures used, and then tie them to incentivizing tax credits? Finally, such a tool has been developed.

Kohler Co. Becomes First Two-Time Winner of EPA's Sustained Excellence Award

Agency honors Kohler for its commitment to developing innovative, water-saving technologies
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October 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ - For the second year in a row, the Environmental Protection Agency has honored Kohler with its Sustained Excellence Award, recognizing the company's continuing dedication to the development and promotion of water-saving products and the education of consumers on water conservation issues. A pioneer in the kitchen and bath industry, Kohler Co. has long been dedicated to producing efficient, cutting-edge products that are at the forefront of the industry.

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