TEMPE, Ariz. – Fulton Homes, Arizona’s fastest growing, family-owned homebuilder, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), today announced that all their new homes will now feature the WaterSense® label.
According to EPA, residential water use accounts for more than half of publicly supplied water consumption in the United States.
“For more than a decade, Fulton Homes has been a great community steward in building some of the healthiest homes that are environmentally friendly before it became popular,” said Doug Fulton, CEO of Fulton Homes. “Now we’re pleased to offer this new WaterSense label to champion the pivotal role the WaterSense program plays in both lowering monthly utility costs and minimizing each buyer’s carbon footprint and energy usage.”
Going forward, all homes built in Fulton Home’s new communities will be constructed to meet EPA’s specification for water-efficient new homes, along with Energy Star® and Indoor Air PLUS® certifications. New homes will also feature energy efficient tankless water heaters, where heating water is typically the second largest use of home energy, according to the EPA.
WaterSense homes are independently inspected and certified to ensure EPA criteria are met for both water efficiency and performance. A WaterSense labeled new home, including water friendly toilets, bathroom faucets, showerheads and irrigation controllers, is designed to use 20 percent less water than a typical new home inside and out.
Fulton Homes communities already implementing the new WaterSense practice include Sirona in Chandler, Estrella Commons in Goodyear, Promenade in Queen Creek and Cooley Station in Gilbert.
Since 2006, WaterSense and its partners have helped consumers save more than 3.4 trillion gallons of water, which is enough to supply all U.S. households for four months. In addition to water savings, WaterSense labeled products and homes have helped reduce the amount of energy needed to heat, pump and treat water by 462.5 billion kilowatt hours—enough to power more than 44.4 million homes for a year—and save $84.2 billion in water and energy bills.
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WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to protect the future of our nation’s water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water. For more information on WaterSense, and for a full list of labeled products and WaterSense irrigation and builder partners, visit www.epa.gov/watersense.
About Fulton Homes
Founded in 1975, Fulton Homes is the largest privately owned and family operated builder in Arizona. Known for its legendary Fulton quality, Fulton Homes has built more than 30,000 high-quality single-family homes over the past 40 years in the Phoenix area. Fulton Homes is headquartered at 9140 S. Kyrene Road in Tempe, Ariz. For more, visit www.fultonhomes.com.