Nationally-recognized homebuilder will pursue LEED for Homes certification across Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas market
Dallas, TX – February 16, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — McGuyer Homebuilders, Inc. (MHI) today announced it will pursue the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes certification for all homes under its signature brands – Plantation Homes, Coventry Homes and Carmel Builders across the greater Dallas/Fort Worth, Tex. market. MHI, a leader in the production homebuilding community in Texas, announced its commitment at this week’s Texas Green Home Summit in Irving. With a commitment estimated at approximately 300 homes, MHI would become the largest builder of single-family LEED homes in the Texas market.
“With nearly 10,000 certified homes and over 30,000 awaiting certification, LEED for Homes has been embraced by market leaders in the multifamily, affordable and custom home segments,” said Nate Kredich, Vice President of Residential Market Development, USGBC. “With this strong commitment from MHI, we’re now thrilled to welcome a proven leader from the production home community into the LEED for Homes program.”
MHI has been a leader in the production green homebuilding community locally, with a commitment to both ENERGY STAR® and Green Built Texas through its Eco Smart program. Its newly announced engagement with LEED for Homes marks MHI’s first commitment to a national green homebuilding program.
“Our collaboration with the nationally known LEED for Homes program ensures our Eco Smart homes will provide a cleaner, healthier and more cost efficient home to operate and maintain, plus the homes are independently inspected for performance in the DFW area,” said Ken Gezella, Regional Sales Manager, MHI. “We are so confident in the performance of our LEED-certified homes that we will guarantee heating and cooling costs through our Efficiency Promise program.”
Continued Gezella, “MHI is proud to be the first, major production homebuilder to make the commitment to the LEED for Homes program.”
LEED for Homes is a certification system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green home which uses less energy and water and fewer natural resources; creates less waste; and is healthier and more comfortable for the occupants. For more information about LEED for Homes, visit greenhomeguide.com.
U.S. Green Building Council
The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.
With a community comprising 78 local affiliates, nearly 16,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 157,000 LEED Professional Credential holders, USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product from 2009-2013. USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students.
Buildings in the United States are responsible for 39% of CO2 emissions, 40% of energy consumption, 13% water consumption and 15% of GDP per year, making green building a source of significant economic and environmental opportunity. Greater building efficiency can meet 85% of future U.S. demand for energy, and a national commitment to green building has the potential to generate 2.5 million American jobs.
The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED green building certification system is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. Over 37,000 projects are currently participating in the commercial and institutional LEED rating systems, comprising over 9.7 billion square feet of construction space in all 50 states and 114 countries. In addition, nearly 6,000 homes have been certified under the LEED for Homes rating system, with nearly 25,000 more homes registered. By using less energy, LEED-certified buildings save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.
For more than twenty years, a group of companies including McGuyer Homebuilders, Inc. and MHI Partnership, Ltd. (MHI), have worked together as a unified team building on the strength and integrity of their founders Frank McGuyer and Mike Love. Since its inception in 1988, MHI has continued to bring valuable experience to the homebuilding industry by retaining quality professionals in sales, customer service, construction, land finance and marketing.
With three distinct brands, Plantation Homes, Coventry Homes and Carmel Builders, MHI provides added flexibility for developers and homebuyers alike. Over 98% of MHI’s customers are willing to recommend MHI to their family and friends. MHI has been ranked among the top 30 homebuilders in the nation and continues to set trends within the industry with its commitment to the EcoSmart home platform.
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