Environmental Protection Agency

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WaterSense Faucets Important Tools in Conservation

How much do low-flow faucets really save? More

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NAHB Wins Victory Over EPA

The EPA was forced to withdraw a key portion of new stormwater management regulations for the construction industry. More

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EPA Publishes First Indoor airPLUS Guidance Module

New technical guidance on moisture control details how to implement the construction specifications of the indoor air quality program for new homes. More

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Refrigerator and Freezer Performance Verification Program Launches

The third-party program will corroborate or contradict manufacturers' energy usage claims to support Energy Star program product verification efforts. More

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Web-Based Materials Reuse Exchange Launches

The new C&D Material Trader Network helps contractors buy, sell, and donate recycled, salvaged, or surplus building materials. More

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Housing Groups Sue EPA Over Lead-Paint Opt-Out Rule

NAHB, NLBMDA and others claim agency lacked scientific justification to eliminate the opt-out provision. More

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Even With Enforcement Delay, Critics of EPA Lead Paint Rule Seek More Changes

They assert that many parts of the new rule need to be revised. More

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EPA Changes RRP Enforcement Deadline

On June 18, the EPA changed the Renovation Repair and Painting rules's firm certification requirement. Enforcement won't begin until Oct. 1, 2010. More

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Comprehensive IAQ for Homes Program Launched

The new Indoor airPLUS for Homes guidelines teach best practices for constructing homes with healthy indoor air quality. More

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Home Energy Labels Take Root

The federal government is considering a national building energy performance labeling program, but builders in Oregon are already getting firsthand experience with voluntary home energy performance scoring. More

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