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Building Codes Are Last Obstacle to Wider Use of Graywater in Homes

Use of graywater makes sense and saves a lot of water, so why isn’t it happening, or even mandated, everywhere?
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Today, the technology and know-how exists to take graywater from washing machines and showers—as well as rainwater collected from roofs—and use that water to flush toilets and irrigate landscapes. That same water can be brought back into the house, treated, and used yet again. It makes a lot of sense and saves a lot of water, so why isn’t it happening, or even mandated, everywhere?

GreenHome Institute Endorses WERS Program, Incorporates Into GreenStar

After months of discussion the GreenHome Institute has decided to take a leadership position within the building industry and endorse the Water Efficiency Rating Score.
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Water is essential to life, so it’s no surprise that water scarcity garners headlines, especially in the western third of the United States. Yet supply isn’t the only reason to use water in a more efficient manner. Communities that are looking to grow are also interested in lessening the burden on their infrastructure; even more so if it’s starting to show signs of wear.

Water Efficiency Rating Score Program Wins Sustainable Santa Fe Award

The fledgling Water Efficiency Rating Score, or WERS, program has been recognized by the City of Santa Fe for its potential use as a tool for driving water conservation.
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The City of Santa Fe's Sustainable Santa Fe Commission recently announced that the Water Efficiency Rating Score’s (WERS) development team earned a Sustainable Santa Fe Award. The Commission bestowed the honor in the “Water Adaptation” category for “developing an accurate and flexible tool to drive water conservation in measurable ways.”

The Water Revolution is Here

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At current usage and population rates, international demand for water in 2030 will outstrip supply by 40 percent. As fresh water supplies dwindle, nations across the globe will face unprecedented, unsettling, and formerly unthinkable choices regarding water, compelled to make difficult decisions about how to allocate the precious resource.

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