Florida Water StarSM

About Florida Water Star

Florida Water Star is a water conservation certification program for new and existing homes and commercial developments. Standards and guidelines for water efficiency are included for:

  • Indoor fixtures and appliances
  • Landscape design
  • Irrigation systems

If you want to apply for certification or just want to update your home or business, following program guidelines make it easy for anyone to save water resources. The program outlines standards for a broad range of homes — from a condominium with no yard to an older home on a half-acre lot with an aging irrigation system — and commercial properties and community developments. An independent inspector inspects each project prior to certification. An accredited professional may be used to design the landscape or irrigation system.

The Florida Water Star Program was developed by the St. Johns River Water Management District in 2006 and became a statewide program in 2012. Most recently, Florida Water Star became part of the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) Certified Ratings Program and is now administered by Triconic LLC. For questions, please contact Deirdre Irwin or Darrell LehmanAll Florida Water Star projects are now being processed through FHBA’s Portal as of Feb. 1, 2018.

Florida Water Star can be effectively integrated into projects along with other programs such as ENERGY STAR®, the Florida Green Building Coalition’s (FGBC) green standards, and the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED program. The Florida Water Star prescriptive approach can enhance projects by providing a suite of efficiency practices that focus on water use areas specific to Florida.

Florida Water Star homes save up to6000

gallons indoors annually

Florida Water Star homes save up to48000

gallons outdoors annually

Video resources

What is Florida Water Star?

Overview for Builders

Florida Water Star webinar

Florida Water Star in the news

Additional resources

Our partners

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