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June 4, 2012

Marking the first time an outdoor technology has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense label, Cyber-Rain, of Encino, Calif., announced that its full line of weather-based controllers has been independently certified to meet the WaterSense specification for weather-based irrigation controllers. 

Homeowners, municipalities, businesses and irrigation professionals can now select WaterSense-labeled controllers that operate like a thermostat for sprinkler systems.

October 6, 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized five organizations and one individual as the 2011 WaterSense Partners of the Year. The "Retailer Partner" is The Home Depot, and the "Manufacturer Partner" is Delta Faucet Co.

August 8, 2011

On the fifth anniversary of the Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense program, organizers say the system has saved 125 billion gallons of water. That’s equal to three days’ flow of water over Niagara Falls.

Over the last five years, WaterSense labeled products have also helped users reduce their water and energy bills by more than $2 billion, avoid greenhouse gas emissions equal to removing 1.2 million cars from the road, and save enough energy to power more than 1.5 million American homes for a year.

July 12, 2011

The WaterSense program, run by the Environmental Protection Agency, will hold public meetings to discuss proposed changes to the WaterSense Product Certification System, which controls the certification process to ensure that WaterSense-labeled products are in accordance with EPA regulations. These program revisions, according to the EPA, will aim for growth of the WaterSense program, and to make better use of the program’s resources. 

April 4, 2011

Piscataway, N.J.-based American Standard's 2011 Responsible Bathroom Tour begins rolling this month with stops at more than 100 plumbing wholesale locations. 

The star of the show is a walk-through mobile plumbing showroom displaying WaterSense-certified toilets, faucets and shower heads.

February 1, 2011

Meritage Homes expanded its production of high performance green homes to the Texas market. In the next two weeks, Meritage will open green communities in Fort Worth and San Antonio. 

Each home includes:

• Spray Foam Insulation for a seamless, thermally efficient insulation blanket that prevents air leakage and offers 3X the R-value of standard fiberglass insulation;

• Double Low-E Vinyl Windows that reduce energy loss by up to 50%.

• Energy Efficient CFL Lighting that reduce energy usage by 75%.

December 7, 2010

Piscataway, N.J.-based American Standard Brands partnered with Realty Appreciation to supply the water saving plumbing...

October 20, 2010

Masco Home Services has joined a group of licensed certification organizations qualified to oversee inspections...

October 6, 2010

Lowe’s, the first retailer to win the honor in consecutive years, was recognized for its...

October 6, 2010

Lowe’s, the first retailer to win the honor in consecutive years, was recognized for its...

October 3, 2010

Mooresville, N.C.-based Lowe's is celebrating Energy Awareness Month with an energy-savings tip of the day...

May 4, 2008

For both vendors and retailers, the growing “green” movement can present as much of a...

May 4, 2008

In the “Shower Head” episode of Seinfeld, broadcast more than 10 years ago, Kramer enters...

February 14, 2008

The National Association of Home Builders promoted its new National Green Building Program, launched officially...

December 16, 2007

Green products for the kitchen and bath, at their most basic level, are easily divided...

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