WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency…
WASHINGTON - The
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized five
organizations and one individual as the 2011 WaterSense Partners of
the Year. More than 2,200 partners
make WaterSense labeled products and new homes more affordable and
easy to find, including the six Partners of the Year who have
contributions to water-efficiency.
WaterSense partners nationwide are manufacturing and selling a
range of products, supporting green jobs, and promoting the
protection of water resources.
· Manufacturer Partner: Delta Faucet Company – A significant portion of the company’s product line has earned the WaterSense label. They have conducted widespread promotional activities and led a coalition of stakeholders in developing a performance test for showerheads.
· Retailer Partner: The Home Depot – The retail chain sells only WaterSense labeled lavatory faucets in its 2,000 locations across the country and calculates that customers saved roughly 27 billion gallons of water and $174 million on water utility bills in 2010.
· Builder Partner: KB Home – This national home-building company unveiled the first WaterSense labeled homes in November 2010 at its Springwood community in Roseville, Calif.
· Licensed Certification Provider for WaterSense Labeled New Homes: Energy Inspectors Corporation – Working closely with WaterSense partner KB Home, the corporation inspected and certified the first WaterSense labeled new homes and recruited additional builder partners.
· Irrigation Partner: Christopher Curry – The sole individual Partner of the Year practices water-efficient irrigation design and helps the San Diego Parks & Recreation Department save 3 million gallons of water per year.