Units and common areas are equipped with ENERGY STAR certified appliances, low-energy lighting, and high-efficiency dual-flush toilets
, showerheads and faucets that reduce approximately 40% of water consumption.
The certification process is comprehensive, covering things such as the supply chain right down to green measures like dual-flush toilets
Energy efficient features include photovoltaic solar (PV) panels, dual-flush toilets
, and increased insulation in the walls, roof and floor.
Sustainable features include Custom Meld and EcoTerr granite countertops, kitchen tile backsplashes made of 40 percent recycled product, reclaimed cherry, maple or FSC certified bamboo wood floors, Energy Star stainless steel appliances, solar/thermal heated water, low VOC paints, Grohe water-saving fixtures and Toto dual-flush toilets
The houses are built to a high level of sound proofing, have A-rated kitchen appliances, low-use dual-flush toilets
and 75% low-energy lighting.
Guest rooms are equipped with water-efficient, dual-flush toilets
and water-saving showers and faucets.
All of the units will have EnergyStar appliances, vinyl-free construction, dual-flush toilets
and be affordable to families earning between below 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), or $46,080 for a family of four.
The ABI Pure's energy efficient bulbs last several times longer than their inefficient counterparts and the dual-flush toilets
save an average of 26 per cent more water than single-flush toilets.
Water conservation measures including dual-flush toilets
, automatic sensor faucets and waterless urinals that together are expected to reduce consumption by about 575,000 gallons per year, or more than 48 percent;
Caroline Spelman wants people to install dual-flush toilets
and garden water butts to prevent future water shortages.
Replace old toilets with water-efficient dual-flush toilets
, which use only 6 litres for a full flush and 4 litres with a reduced flush.
Other eco-options include dual-flush toilets
and compost toilets.