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Nation's First WaterSense Labeled Home Unveiled in Chapel Hill

Release Date: 11/21/2008
Contact Information: Davina Marraccini, (404) 562-8293,

(ATLANTA – November 21, 2008) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Vanguard Homes are celebrating in Chapel Hill the completion of the nation's first home built and certified to be about 20 percent more water-efficient than regular homes. Vanguard Homes is one of a few homebuilders nationwide to participate in a pilot program based on the draft specification for new homes under the WaterSense program.

Who: EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson

          EPA Assistant Administrator for Water Benjamin H. Grumbles
          President of Vanguard Homes Christopher (Kip) Guyon
What: Press tour and media availability at the nation's first water-efficient home certified to meet the draft WaterSense specification. The home uses water-efficient products and practices inside and outside the home.

When: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 1:30 p.m.

Where: Vanguard Homes Concept Home
      Briar Chapel Community
      1256 Great Ridge Parkway
      Chapel Hill, N.C.