Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
New Home Builder and Affordable Housing
Meritage Homes, a large national homebuilder, constructed more than 9,000 ENERGY STAR certified homes in 2020, saving over 80 million kilowatt hours annually, and a total combined yearly impact of more than 120 million lbs. of CO2. Key 2020 accomplishments include:
- Launching a new website platform and social media campaign to educate buyers on how to identify the better building practices featured in ENERGY STAR certified homes.
- Creating extensive employee training webinars, videos, and other digital content to promote its commitment to providing energy-efficient, healthy, comfortable, and durable homes through the ENERGY STAR program.
- Advocating for increased transparency and valuation of ENERGY STAR certified homes in the real estate transaction process, including mortgage underwriting, appraisals, and property listings.
- Partnering with government stakeholders, utilities, and industry groups to build and monitor zero energy, all-electric communities throughout the U.S.