EPA limits turf grass under WaterSense program

09/17/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to certify new homes that use 20% less energy than existing homes under its WaterSense program. Under the program, turf grass cannot exceed more than 40% of the landscaping area, which has drawn protests from the landscape industry. "It puts a label on grass as bad -- that it's not something to be used," said Kris Kiser, executive vice president of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute.

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