Green Building Resources
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created the WaterSense Label to help consumers identify water efficient products including toilets, bathroom sink faucets and accessories, and showerheads. Reducing water use from an existing sink or showerhead is as easy as installing an aerator. Many of these products can be found at local home improvement stores like Home Depot and from green building supply stores like the Natural Built Home and Moss Envy.
ENERGY STAR provides guidance on selecting energy and water efficient clothes washers, dishwashers, and water heaters.
In the yard, water use can be reduced by using native plants, or xeriscaping. See the Landscaping and Patio [link to Landscaping and Patio page] page for more information.
EPA – Using Water Efficiently Ideas for Residences
ENERGY STAR – Saving Water Helps Protect Our Nation’s Water Supplies
The WaterSense Label – Water Efficient Products
WaterSense Labeled Product Search
ENERGY STAR – Clothes Washers
ENERGY STAR - Dishwashers
ENERGY STAR – Water Heater, Gas Condensing
ENERGY STAR – Find a store