Water efficiency in new homes: an introductory guide for housebuilders

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An introduction to water efficiency

Consumption of water has been growing steadily in recent decades and this increasing consumption, together with a growing number of households, has put water supply under stress in parts of the UK.

This guide, specifically intended for smaller builders, provides an introduction to water efficiency. It outlines the standards being encouraged by the Code for Sustainable Homes and the Building Regulations. The technologies used to achieve water efficiency are described, together with some key issues associated with each.

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