Rolling Meadows, Ill. — On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Senator Tom Udall (D) of New Mexico introduced legislation, The WaterSense® Efficiency, Conservation, and Adaptation Act, that would authorize and enhance the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense® program, providing a dedicated source of funding for the water equivalent of EnergyStar®. “We applaud Senator Udall for introducing Read more

Today, the U.S. House passed an energy efficiency bill that includes a groundbreaking “Tenant Star” program designed to accelerate energy efficiency in leased commercial spaces, which could cut utility bills for landlords and tenants by an estimated $2 billion dollars by 2030 and reduce carbon emissions by nearly 12 million metric tons. The bipartisan “Energy Read more

California Senate Bill 407 (2009), effective January 1, 2014, will change business as usual for owners and contractors.  The state will require retrofit of plumbing fixtures to high efficiency models when permitted work is done. Click here to read guidance that the California Building Officials (CALBO) has provided regarding the interpretation of these requirements. California Read more