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Accreditation to Include High-Efficiency Showerheads
March 17, 2011

ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) announced recently that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accreditation Committee has voted to expand its accreditation of the ICC-ES / WaterSense PMG Listing Program to include high-efficiency showerheads. Prior to this scope expansion, ICC-ES’s ANSI accreditation included high-efficiency toilets (HETs), urinals, and lavatory 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.

Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection 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 distinguish products that meet the EPA criteria.

ICC-ES PMG Listings and WaterSense support the International Green Construction Code (IGCC) and California Green Building Standards (CALGreen), as well as green rating systems such as the NAHB’s and ICC National Green Building Standard (ICC 700-2008), USGBC’s LEED, and EnergyStar.

The ICC-ES product evaluation program offers a full range of certification activities, including PMG listings and evaluation of sustainable product attributes. ICC-ES PMG can certify products to AB1953, Annex G of NSF/ANSI 61, and the requirements of WaterSense for free.

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