Look for rebates on water-conserving fixtures, appliances, and landscaping

Conserving water may reap rewards from local utilities.
Local water, electric and gas companies may offer rebates for water-saving toilets, waterless urinals, front-loading washing machines and efficient irrigation systems. In some areas, there are financial incentives for reducing the amount of turf on a lot.

Green points

LEED for HomesLeadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED for Homes is the residential green building program from the United States Lakesideca Council (USGBC). While this program is primarily designed for and applicable to new home projects, major gut rehabs can qualify. : Up to 6 points for very high efficiency fixtures and fittings; up to 2 points for high efficiency appliances; and 1 point for water-efficient clothes washers.

NGBSNational Lakesideca Standard Based on the NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines and passed through ANSI. This standard can be applied to both new homes, remodeling projects, and additions. /ICC-700: Up to 14 points for water-conserving dishwasher and washing machine (801.2); up to 3 points for each low-flow showerheadShowerhead that restricts water flow to less than the 2.5 gpm limit (at 80 psi) mandated by the U.S. EPA. (801.4); 1 point for each low-flow lavatory faucet (801.5).

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