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ENERGY STAR: EPA Asks NMHC Members for Help on Water Efficiency Rating

ENERGY STAR: EPA Asks NMHC Members for Help on Water Efficiency Rating

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 5, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached out to NMHC on September 30 seeking assistance in contacting our member companies that use the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Program. Specifically, ENERGY STAR and WaterSense are working together to develop the first 1-100 score for water efficiency for multifamily buildings. EPA is looking for industry’s feedback on usage for this rating.

NMHC recently undertook an in-depth analysis of how we could advance the interests of the industry in the area of sustainability. In that analysis, water efficiency was identified by NMHC members as an area of interest. But a water efficiency rating will only be as useful as the data that’s the basis for measurement. As a result, we are urging our members to participate in EPA’s related data collection effort.

For all the details, including how to provide feedback, please click here. The deadline for responding is October 30.


Based in Washington, DC, National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) is a national association representing the interests of the larger and most prominent apartment firms in the U.S.  NMHC's members are the principal officers of firms engaged in all aspects of the apartment industry, including owners, developers, managers and financiers.  Nearly one-third of Americans rent their housing, and more than 14 percent live in a rental apartment.


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