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Water consumption in sustainable new homes

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A measure of sustainability

One of the measures of sustainability in the Code for Sustainable Homes and its predecessor, EcoHomes, is the quantity of water used by consumers living in new homes. Changes to Part G of the Building Regulations in England and Wales aims to bring down average water consumption from 150 to 125 litres per person per day, but what is the success of these design targets?

This report looks into the average water use in seven homes built in accordance with the Code or EcoHomes.

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