Home/Energy Inspectors Bring Water Savings To Your Home
Many builders in California are facing a new reality as the state experiences an unprecedented drought, but one partnership in particular is using WaterSense to help meet those challenges. WaterSense Builder Partner of the Year KB Home and Licensed Certification Provider Partner of the Year Energy Inspectors Corporation have joined forces to build and certify, respectively, more than 150 WaterSense labeled new homes in California. This partnership has allowed them to help Californians meet drought conditions head on.
The Sea Cliff community in San Diego, where all homes feature advanced water-recycling technology is their latest project. All of these homes must be indepentadntly verified. To ensure its staff are up to date the Energy Inspectors provides a hands-on training process through which participants perform a full inspection on a model home to ensure that it meets the WaterSense criteria indoors and out. The company also worked to develop a training video for new and existing inspectors to maintain their knowledge.
KB Home also implemented extensive training initiatives to educate its employees about WaterSense labeled products and homes. Various teams of sales counselors and inspectors learned how to communicate the benefits of WaterSense labeled products to home buyers. Landscape contractors and irrigation installers who work on KB Homes are also required to review and implement water-efficient practices from KB Home’s landscaping guide.
Energy Inspectors works with both KB Home’s corporate and regional offices in northern and southern California to outline strategic ways KB Home could integrate WaterSense into their production cycle to save home buyers water, energy, and money.
“Energy Inspectors and our builder partners are continually working to increase water savings for new homeowners, which reduces waste and saves on utility bills. We are very excited to expand our program beyond California and bring this certification process to new environmentally conscious states.