Builder Guidance for Emergency Water Mandate
Builders and contractors: Will you be in compliance with the new mandate from the State Water Resources Control Board, announced May 29? For new single family homes, the CALGreen water-efficient landscape requirements have been tightened (water budgets dropped from .7 to .55) due to the drought crisis. That means your landscape designs could be out of date when you pull a permit after June 1.
The GreenPoint Rated New Home Checklist is a great resource to help you meet the new code requirements. It lists best practices and pathways to achieve water-efficient landscaping at your projects. Download the checklist, and if you need a rater's assistance with your water calculations, search our Certified Green Building Professionals Directory.
Additional Resource: GreenPoint Rated Builder Handbook
Want a step-by-step guide to achieving a GreenPoint Rated certification for your next project? Get our free Builder Handbook, which makes it easy for builders, contractors, and designers to understand the GreenPoint Rated certification process and program. This is available in the Documents & Checklists section of the Build It Green website.