Meritage Homes

Scottsdale, Arizona


Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - New Home Builder and Affordable Housing

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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.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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