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How Shea Homes Save Water

by joshe on December 5, 2012

Water saving homesFor Shea Homes, building great houses in the 21st century involves a particular focus on resource efficiency, which is evident in everything from the solar tube lights in Shea SPACES homes to the Net Zero homes, called SheaXero offered at Shea Active Lifestyle communities that generate as much energy as they use. But great homes don’t just reduce energy use; saving water is another important consideration. Shea Homes is proud to have established itself as a homebuilder of water-smart houses and communities. Here’s how they do it.

Inside the home

Every Shea-built home is equipped with WaterSense-rated plumbing, fixtures, water-saving showers, and water-saving toilets. Created by the US Environmental Protection Agency, WaterSense is a rating system that helps protect our nation’s natural resources by connecting people to water-efficient products, new homes, and services. Products carrying the WaterSense label perform well, help save money, and represent the latest innovations in manufacturing. One of these products found in some of Shea’s new homes a water-efficient faucet by 2011 WaterSense Partner of the Year Delta Faucet, that turns on and off with just a tap on the spout or handle.

Outside the home

Water-saving measures don’t end inside the home; in fact, in many parts the country, water use for irrigation exceeds indoor consumption. That’s why Shea Homes, a builder of both homes and communities, has adopted a strict policy within the company’s master-planned developments to implement smart-irrigation controls and draught-resistant landscaping that require less watering.

Preserving our natural resources is easier when you live in a water-smart home and community like those built by Shea Homes, but there’s always more we can do. Learn more about how you can save water with these tips from the EPA and learn more about Shea at SheaHomes.com.

About the author

Josh Englander is a novelist and the founder of DesignLens, an online architectural publication that explores residential design and land planning concepts in America.

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