McGuyer Homebuilders, Inc. (MHI), an award-winning volume builder that has been ranked among the top 30 homebuilders in the nation by Builder Magazine, today announced that it would build more than 800 homes annually for its brands – Pioneer, Plantation, and Coventry Homes – to the Home Builders Association’s Green Built North Texas construction guidelines. MHI is the first and only volume builder in the Green Built North Texas Program and has named its green building program “Eco Smart.”
MHI homes built to “Eco Smart” standards fit a broad spectrum of aesthetic tastes and retain their curb appeal while being more energy efficient, healthier and environmentally responsible. By adhering to the “Eco Smart” standards, MHI Homeowners benefit from long-term savings, protection from rising energy costs, increased resale value and improved home comfort.
“Having the greenest lawn on the block is not the only option for the DFW Metroplex homeowners today - thanks to McGuyer Homebuilders, they can have the greenest home as well,” said MHI Division President Steve Hayes. “Beyond the environmental benefits offered by Green Built North Texas homes, building to the program’s construction guidelines not only furthers MHI’s dedication to quality homebuilding, but also responds to the growing demand for resource-efficient homes in our region. Green Built North Texas is more rigorous than many of the other green building programs MHI already participates in. Since the program is designed specifically for our mixed-humid climate, it allows us to address guidelines beyond energy efficiency. Partnering with the HBA makes excellent sense in this market from an environmental perspective.”
The HBA’s Green Built North Texas program is a partnership of North Texas homebuilders, industry supporters, and sponsors committed to resource-efficient home construction. The program consists of 38 construction guidelines that address strategies for six categories of construction including jobsite management, water efficiency, indoor air quality, material usage, and homeowner education. For a full list of all components featured in an Eco Smart Home, visit pioneerhomes.com, plantationhomes.com or coventryhomes.com
"The construction practices used by MHI to meet our program’s guidelines add a new dimension to the entire program," said Green Built North Texas Chairman Dan Fette, CGB. “For example, the flexible piping water distribution system used in a MHI home is a proven technology that helps reduce indoor water use, meeting the spirit and intent of the program’s water efficiency guidelines. By using new technology, smart construction practices, and third-party inspectors that check over fifty green building related items beyond those required by ENERGY STAR, MHI has set the bar for compliance with our program to the benefit of buyers seeking high-performance, resource-efficient homes.”
By offering “Eco Smart” homes in all three lines, MHI offers buyers in all price ranges the opportunity to own an ecologically friendly home. From the efficient, well built designs of Pioneer Homes, starting in the $110’s to the award-winning designs of Plantation Homes, beginning at the $150’s to the luxurious, customized Coventry Homes from the $280’s, buyers don’t have to sacrifice choice to own a green home.
About MHI Homebuilders, Inc. (MHI)
MHI is ranked among the top 30 homebuilders in the nation, according to Builder Magazine and since 1988 has helped more than 35,000 families realize their dream of owning a new home. Building in the five largest markets in Texas, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, MHI offers added flexibility for homebuyers and developers alike with distinct brands, including Carmel Builders, Coventry Homes, Plantation Homes and Pioneer Homes.
About the Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas (HBA)
The Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas (dallasbuilders.com) is a professional organization dedicated to promoting new home ownership, industry advancements, and community good works. The HBA covers a seven-county area of some 5,500 square miles with a population of more than 3 million. Its membership includes more than 800 builders, developers, and remodelers along with approximately 1,200 associates – suppliers, vendors, and associated businesses and services.
About Green Built North Texas
Green Built North Texas is a voluntary partnership of local homebuilders, industry supporters, and sponsors committed to creating awareness and interest in the construction of resource-efficient homes in North Texas. Homes built to the program guidelines help improve site management, water efficiency, indoor air quality, energy efficiency, material usage, and homeowner education.