An American real-estate development company that constructs single-family homes across the country, Meritage Homes Corporation, is expanding to Orlando, Florida metropolitan area by building innovative energy saving homes. The home builder, according to a company information, is offering energy saving homes in seven development communities in Orlando. Home builder and developers are now building more and more energy efficient homes as public demand for such homes are increasing.
Recently, another home builder that is constructing new homes in North Carolina, Washington, California, Colorado, and Arizona — Shea Homes, is building another new energy efficient homes’ model, which offers cooling and heating- cost guarantee in Litchfield Park, a city in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Meritage launch is first “green community” with energy saving homes in Florida — Lake Todd Estates in Apopka in January 27, 2011.
The home builder’s high-performance energy saving homes are said to save about 65 percent of homeowners’ annual energy costs, compared to U.S. Department of Energy’s standard for existing homes.
A press release also stated that the energy saving homes built by the company are 20 percent to 30 percent more energy efficient than a typical home built to International Residential Code’s standard.
The green homes offer energy saving system including 15 Seer Air Conditioning Unit, High Performance Water Saving Plumbing Fixtures, Weather Sensing Irrigation, Energy Efficient CFL Lighting, Double Low-E Vinyl Windows, and Spray Foam Insulation.
Meritage Homes’ Orlando DP, Fred Vandercook said, the company’s high performance energy saving homes offers the most sophisticated energy efficient features in today’s green industry.