WaterSense

Homes Specification

Homes specs bannerFinal Specification for New Homes (Version 1.2 Effective July 24, 2014)

Version 1.2 of the WaterSense New Home Specification became effective on July 24, 2014. This specification establishes the criteria for new homes labeled under the WaterSense program and is applicable to newly constructed single-family and multi-family homes. Version 1.2 contains minor revisions to Version 1.1 that effectively expand the pool of eligible irrigation professionals who can design or install and audit the irrigation system to any irrigation professional certified by a WaterSense labeled program.

New Homes Specification Background Information

The sections below have more information about the new homes specification development process, including previous versions, draft specifications, public comments on the draft specification, EPA's response to the public comments, and questions and answers.