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Oct
16

WaterSense Label Expanded to Include Apartments and Condos

By on Oct 16

WaterSense for ApartmentsResidents of

Atlanta luxury apartments will be pleased to find out that the new standards released last week for the EPA’s WaterSense label now allow individual apartments and condominiums to be eligible for the designation.

In addition to adding these building categories to the label, several updates were made to the standards for new homes. The new revisions take into account the wider availability of WaterSense labeled products, an increase in multi-family buildings and increased use of the Water Budget Tool. All of these changes will come into effect for buildings labeled after the start of the new year.

Specifications for multi-family housing include:

  • Must meet all new home specification prerequisites
  • Must be three stories or less in size or be of any height so long as all the units have separate heating, cooling and hot water systems
  • Common laundry facilities must meet new home specifications
  • Each unit must be metered or capable of tracking water use information, which should be made available to the individual resident

The new designation guidelines recognize the importance of multi-family housing in today’s society, and will allow for apartment and condo residents to contribute to creating a more earth-friendly society.

For more information on the new regulations, visit the EPA

WaterSense website.

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