Nexus eWater, a provider of water treatment solutions, announced it has been selected by KB Home to set new standards for water efficiency in California home construction with its Double ZeroHouse 2.0 in the City of Lancaster.
KB Home tapped the “eWater Recycler” by Nexus eWater. The solution is capable of recycling up to 200 gallons daily and is used for the treatment, storage and reuse of water in homes.
The Double ZeroHouse 2.0 achieves both net-zero energy status, and uses zero freshwater for irrigation. The Double ZeroHouse 2.0 features an eWater Recycler capable of treating on-site two out of every three gallons of city water used indoors.
The Double ZeroHouse 2.0 is modeled to use just 42 gallons per person daily (gpcd) of municipal water for all indoor and outdoor water use. In comparison, a new standard home with typical water-efficient landscape will use 2.6 times more water at 109 gpcd, and a typical resale house built in the 1990s will use 3.5 times more — 147 gpcd.
KB Home first used WaterSense labeled fixtures and low-water landscaping to minimize water use. To potentially cut about 40,000 more gallons of water use, the company advanced to recycling virtually every drop of water from showers and laundry.
According to Tom DiPrima, executive vice president of KB Home’s Southern California division, on-site water recycling is a big new step forward in water efficiency.
“A critical goal was to have a ‘turn-key’ approach that would make water recycling automatic without the need for active homeowner involvement,” DiPrima continued. “The Nexus solution fit that bill and it works without the addition of chemicals or the balancing of a biological culture.”