Lennar Homes in the Bay Area, has used the ENERGY STAR Advanced Lighting Package to distinguish their homes from the competition's for several years. Lennar leveraged the Advanced Lighting Package to demonstrate their leadership in energy-efficiency and to exceed residential building codes. Lennar has implemented the Advanced Lighting Package in 1,600 homes in 2006 and 2007, making them the leading builder for ENERGY STAR. Each Advanced Lighting Package that Lennar has installed uses an average of 40 ENERGY STAR qualified light fixtures, resulting in avoiding 5.6M kWh of electrical load. Lennar is the nation's second largest builder with over 40,000 homes built per year.
Bennett Homes, an award-winning builder in the Seattle, Washington area, has built their reputation on their commitment to protect the environment by offering energy-efficient homes. They included the ENERGY STAR Advanced Lighting Package in their WoodDale and WoodGrove ENERGY STAR Homes communities. The Bennett Model home had 29 ENERGY STAR qualified fixtures and will save the home owner $200 per year in electricity costs. To help publicized the four new models homes Bennett Homes worked closely with local utilities to organize a media event. Media was invited to tour the model home and engage with building and lighting experts to learn more about ENERGY STAR qualified lighting fixtures.
In 2007, Cresleigh Homes committed to installing ENERGY STAR Advanced Lighting Packages into all of their homes. Learning of the significant potential of their change on the environment, Cresleigh was driven to get involved with the Advanced Lighting Package. Their environmentally conscious general manager is committed to building homes with the smallest footprint and using environmentally-friendly materials. The company has also started building their first condominiums which will all feature the Advanced Lighting Package. Cresleigh Homes Corporation is based in San Francisco and has been building homes in Northern California since 1990.
D.R. Horton jumped in front of their competition in 2005 by leveraging the ENERGY STAR Advanced Lighting Package to address state codes in California. They made a seamless transition into selling energy-efficiency and felt strongly that using the Advanced Lighting Package was the "right thing to do for our customers, the environment, and our business." D.R. Horton was able to quickly attract interested home buyers to by offering new home buyers an "environmentally friendly" package including the ENERGY STAR Advanced Lighting Package as a standard feature in all homes. D.R. Horton's the nation's largest builder with over 50,000 homes built per year. DR Horton's Sacramento division confirmed building 233 homes with the Advanced Lighting Package in 2007.