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Current regulatory measures Ofwat water efficiency targets Save 115 million litres per day by 2014/15 (0.8%of DI) Part G Building Regulations (new homes)

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1 Current regulatory measures Ofwat water efficiency targets Save 115 million litres per day by 2014/15 (0.8%of DI) Part G Building Regulations (new homes) Design for 125 litres/person/day (CSH level 1/2) Code for Sustainable Homes (new homes) Level 3/ litres/person/day Level 5/6 – 80 litres/person/day Water Fittings Regulations (all buildings)

2 Prospects for domestic regulation Coalition Government approach is for less, rather than more, regulation Big Society voluntary measures driven by industry – labelling, nudge achieve water efficiency goals while avoiding additional regulatory burdens

3 Product labelling Enables consumers to make better informed choices Example of industry taking the lead, delivering benefits to consumers and industry Example of Bathroom Manufacturers Association Label

4 Behaviour Change Key to water efficiency Small steps can add up to big savings Some excellent examples of delivering these messages at a local level eg Tap into Savings Delivery by trusted intermediaries eg Plug It pilot with plumbers

5 Green Deal Hot water 23% of home carbon emissions Linking energy and water retrofits major step forward Opportunities to work with GD providers eg M&S, BG, B&Q

6 Prospects for EU regulation EC Blueprint for Water to identify need ? Water use expected to feature strongly Role for more product standards ? Resource efficiency strategy Eco-label ? Taps and showers – under development Toilets & urinals – just starting


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