The Tampa Bay Water Wise program is offering rebates to builders of new single-family homes that become Florida Water Star℠ (FWS) certified.
Florida Water Star℠ certification means that homes are inspected and certified to meet specific water-efficiency criteria for indoor fixtures and appliances, landscape design and irrigation systems.
See requirements and more about the process below.
On average, home values typically increase by $20 for every $1 reduction in annual utility bills. With utility savings estimates at $530, that’s more than a $10,000 increase in value that builders can offer potential home buyers.
In addition, builders receive marketing support through free display plaques and customizable brochures, as well as free educational support including real estate staff training and Accredited Professional training for irrigation and landscape contractors.