Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
New Home Builder and Affordable Housing
Meritage Homes Corporation has championed the ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes program as the baseline for every home it builds, and incorporates ENERGY STAR throughout its marketing and sales materials. Meritage is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence recognition for its commitment to educating its employees, industry stakeholders, and the public about the value and benefits of energy efficiency. Key 2016 accomplishments include:
- Completing more than 6,500 ENERGY STAR certified homes in 2016, for a total of 47,400 homes since joining the program.
- Partnering with multiple utilities to demonstrate large scale energy efficient communities and monitor energy usage patterns; as well as collaborating with university students to further optimize protocols for energy efficient homes.
- Educating homebuyers about the value and benefits of advanced building techniques and ENERGY STAR certified homes at its more than 150 Green Home learning centers throughout the United States, as well as through webinars, school tours, and homeowner education sessions.
- Providing 26 training sessions to construction staff, 40 sessions to sales staff and real estate professionals, and 6,500 post-sale training sessions to homeowners.