NVR, Inc.

Reston, Virginia

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

As one of the largest production builders in the United States, NVR, Inc. sells homes under the brands of Ryan Homes, NVHomes, Fox Ridge Homes, and Rymarc Homes in 15 states and 26 markets. NVR is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its corporate commitment to building 100 percent of its homes to be ENERGY STAR certified and for demonstrating leadership in the homebuilding industry. Key accomplishments in 2011 include:

 

·         Building 9,000 ENERGY STAR certified homes, for more than 23,000 certified homes since 1997.

·         Working closely with its Home Energy Rater to train architects, HVAC specialists, and other construction staff on ENERGY STAR specification changes.

·         Providing training to construction staff across all divisions through online webinars, internal resources available through its intranet, and onsite training.

·         Incorporating ENERGY STAR messaging and logos into websites, community signage, advertising, and model home displays to convey the economic and comfort benefits of certified homes to potential homebuyers--garnering more than 100,000,000 impressions from print advertising alone.

·         Creating innovative tools to train sales and marketing staff on the company's building practices through classroom, field, and self-guided courses. New tools were rolled out to 500 employees attending the 2011 National Sales Meeting.