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included high-efficiency toilets (HETs), urinals and lava- tory faucets. Now, with the addition of showerheads, the ICC-ES/WaterSense program is comprehensive and includes a wider range of PMG (plumbing, mechanical and fuel gas) products. “Since the program’s inception,” said Dawn La Fleur-


Qualley, ICC-ES PMG certification program manager, “ICC-ES has worked in tandem with EPA’s WaterSense program to offer manufacturers a means to distinguish their water-efficient products in the marketplace. Now, with this additional capability, we expect that ICC-ES will be posi- tioned to add even more value to manufacturers of plumb- ing fixtures. This announcement is a direct response to mar- ket demand. Our clients and prospective customers have been inquiring about the availability of a showerhead des- ignation for some time. Now we can deliver on that need.” Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection


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Agency (EPA), WaterSense is designed to promote water efficiency, with the goal of protecting the nation’s water supply. Any manufacturer wishing to use the WaterSense label must receive a listing from a licensed certifying body such as ICC-ES. A leader in evaluating building products for code compliance, ICC-ES works with WaterSense to offer manufacturers a label that can be used to clearly dis- tinguish products that meet the EPA criteria. ICC-ES PMG listings and WaterSense support the International Green Construction Code (IGCC) and


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