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Do You have WaterSense® Fixtures?

 
Do You have WaterSense® Fixtures?

Posted: April 22 2021

Do you have WaterSense® Fixtures?

This blog is about how you save water, energy and money with our WaterSense® labeled fixtures! The numbers will surprise you! Keep reading!


What is WaterSense®?

WaterSense® is a labeling program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). WaterSense® labeled products are backed by independent, third–party certification and meet EPA’s specifications for water efficiency and performance. The label promotes water-efficient, high performance fixtures that are certified to use at least 20 percent less water, save energy, and perform better than regular non-labeled fixtures. This means you can expect short- and long-term savings on your energy and water bills! Certifying third party organizations help maintain the label’s integrity and credibility by verifying and testing products to comply with WaterSense® specifications, efficiency, performance, and label use. Additionally, you can feel good with the assurance you’re saving water for future generations and being environmentally conscious!1


Faucets, Toilets & Showerheads.

Every plumbing fixture in a Landmark Home is WaterSense® certified. To be clear, WaterSense® is not your standard ‘low-flow’ fixture, low-flow plumbing fixtures are actually mandatory as per the Alberta Building Code and must be used in new homes to pass inspections. This certification is better than standard low-flow fixtures and toilets. WaterSense® labeling means you’re saving water to the highest possible standards in terms of energy and water conservation. They are higher performing plumbing fixtures work in conjunction with ENERGY STAR® certified water conserving appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers, ensuring unparalleled financial comfort and sustainability without compromise.1


When you visit our Ingeva Design Studio to make interior selections, you can stick with the standard plumbing fixture options, or choose from a range of other style options that meet your design taste! From modern, contemporary, transitional or traditional–you can be confident that your homes fixtures will compliment your interior style and conserve water at the same time! It’s a win, win.


Flushing Savings

The average family can reduce water used for toilets by 20 to 60 percent—that's nearly 13,000 gallons of water savings for your home every year! They could also save more than $160 per year in water costs, and $3,600 in savings over the lifetime of the toilets.2


Faucet Savings

WaterSense® labeled faucets can save the average family $310 in water and electricity costs over the faucets' lifetime! WaterSense® labeled models can save the average family 700 gallons of water per year, equal to the amount of water needed to take 45 showers. Also, since these water savings reduce demands on water heaters, households will also save enough energy to run a hairdryer 17 minutes a day for a year. 3


Showerhead Savings

WaterSense® labeled models can reduce the average family's water and electricity costs by $85 and can save the average family more than 2,700 gallons of water per year, equal to the amount of water needed to wash 88 loads of laundry. Since these water savings will reduce demands on water heaters, they will also save energy. In fact, the average family could save more than 330 kilowatt hours of electricity annually, enough to power a house for 11 days.4


You can rest assured knowing your busy household is conserving water effortlessly, with WaterSense® & ENERGY STAR® certified fixtures and appliances that look after you, your wallet, and our planet. It’s the little things that go a long way!




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Resources:

1. “About WaterSense.” EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, 18 Mar. 2021, www.epa.gov/watersense/about-watersense.

2. “Residential Toilets.” EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, 25 Sept. 2020, www.epa.gov/watersense/residential-toilets.

3. “Bathroom Faucets.” EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, 21 Oct. 2020, www.epa.gov/watersense/bathroom-faucets.

4. “Showerheads.” EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, 25 Sept. 2020, www.epa.gov/watersense/showerheads.

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