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Tour of Energy Efficient Homes: The Preserve by Meritage Homes

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Meritage Homes was the first national builder to make every home built 100% ENERGY STAR® certified. We consistently exceed the minimum ENERGY STAR® requirements, build homes that achieve HERS scores as low as 61*, and introduced the first cost-effective NET ZERO home by a national builder.
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Meritage homes on average, are twice as energy-efficient as a typical U.S. home of the same size. With an array of money-saving features, from spray-foam insulation and energy-efficient windows, that cut heating and cooling costs by as much as 50%, to ENERGY STAR® appliances that use up to 50% less energy and water, our homes are EPA certified and provide energy-cost savings of up to 50%. That’s an average of $50,000 spanning a 30-year mortgage.

Tour: The Preserve neighborhood is located in Brighton, Colorado. During the tour, attendees will learn what it takes to make a home energy efficient and ENERGY STAR® certified. The Preserve has several features that highlight sustainability and energy efficiency. Some aspects include spray foam insulation, minimum of Merv 8 air filtration and Seer 14 HVAC, energy effcicient lighting, low E2 windows, PEX plumbing, weather-sensing irrigation, solar energy, remote home management, and sustainability reporting. Come see how homeowners can save money and reduce their energy demands. Who knows, maybe you'll be the next homeowner in this impressive development!

Objectives

  1. Introduce ENERGY STAR® , how Meritage Homes became involved with the program, and learn how this can benefit homeowners.
  2. Break down how a HERS Score is calculated and measured.
  3. See real world indoor energy efficiency examples in homes such as spray foam insulation, mechanical systems, low E2 windows, PEX plumbing, remote home management, and sustainability reporting.
  4. See real world outdoor energy efficiency examples in homes such as weather-sensing irrigation, and solar energy through panel installation
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USGBC Colorado
Denver, CO
United States

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Kirk Boulet