Meritage Homes

Scottsdale, Arizona

ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence

Meritage Homes is one of the largest home builders in the country and has built more than 70,000 homes across the southern and western United States during the past 26 years. Meritage is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its commitment to educating its employees, industry stakeholders, and the general public about the value and benefits of energy efficiency. Key accomplishments in 2011 include:

 

         Constructing 100 percent of its homes to be ENERGY STAR certified and completing more than 3,800 certified homes.

         Implementing a comprehensive, multi-tiered public awareness campaign that encompassed online educational content and extensive community outreach. The efforts received media coverage from ABC, USA Today, CNN, MSNBC, Forbes, Reuters, and Avid Ratings.

         Opening 85 new learning centers across the country, tasked with educating employees, key stakeholders, students, and average citizens on national design center standards.

         Taking an active role in assisting local high school sustainability curriculum development, teaching sustainability at state universities, and participating in industry forums promoting ENERGY STAR and energy-efficient practices.

         Using ENERGY STAR certification as a foundation of its Net- Zero initiative and raising awareness about the initiative at an event where people could tour model homes.