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The WaterSense Blueprint is our newsletter that provides tips on WaterSense labeled homes and the latest in program news. 

WaterSense Labeled Homes Quick Reference Guide

Need to get a hold of a quick summary of what’s required in a WaterSense labeled home? The WaterSense Labeled Homes Quick Reference Guide(8 pp, 872 K, About PDF) provides quick access to most frequently requested information.

Resource Manual for WaterSense Labeled Homes

To assist builders certify their homes to WaterSense, EPA created the Resource Manual for WaterSense Labeled Homes(75 pp, 1.38 MB, About PDF). Builders seeking the WaterSense label and builders looking to adopt water efficient technologies and techniques will find helpful advice and guidance in this manual.

Guide for Efficient Hot Water Distribution

Hot water distributions systems are a critical part of a home and have a profound impact on its water and energy consumption for decades. For many builders though, they also represent one of the biggest challenges to meeting the criteria for a WaterSense labeled home.

To help, WaterSense developed this Guide for Efficient Hot Water Distribution(28 pp, 854 K, About PDF).

For help calculating exactly how much water a distribution system will store, WaterSense also developed the hot water distribution volume calculator:

WaterSense Water Budget Tool

In order to earn the WaterSense label, a home’s landscape must meet the water budget tool. The water budget tool is also useful to ensure a measure of efficiency and regional suitability for the amount of water applied to a landscape based on local climate data.