40% Water Use

zHome relies on conservation technologies and common-sense landscaping to cut average water use in the homes by half. The other half of the water savings is achieved by capturing rainwater and recycling it for toilet flushing and clothes washing.

No lawn, compost rich soil &
drought tolerant plants

The typical household uses at least 30% of its water outdoors for irrigation. zHome's landscaping uses drought-tolerant plants that won't require any watering once they're established. This doesn't cost more, it's just smart landscape design.

High efficiency toilets

Inefficient toilets are the largest water-wasters in the average home (accounting for up to 30% of indoor water use). zHome's dual-flush toilets use 31% less water than a standard new toilet and use recycled rainwater for flushing! Dual-flush models have two buttons — a partial flush for liquid waste and full flush for solid waste.

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High efficiency clothes washer & dishwasher

High efficiency appliances help dramatically cut down on water use. High efficiency clothes washers use about 55% less water and dishwashers use 73% less than typical appliances. zHome also recycles rainwater for clothes washing!

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Rainwater catchment for toilet flushing &
clothes washing

Ten rainwater storage tanks (cisterns), ranging in size from 1,000 to 1,800 gallons, store water from the roof of each unit — enough to flush toilets and wash clothes year-round.

High efficiency showerheads

These showerheads use 1.4 gallons per minute, rather than the 2.5 gallons per minute required by Code, saving more than 3,200 gallons annually. And, yes, they do give you the same showering experience as standard models.

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High efficiency bathroom faucet aerators

Screw these inexpensive parts on each bathroom faucet, and zHome units save water and the energy used to heat water. Aerators save more than 4,400 gallons annually.

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