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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.
With our unique building practices, 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.
*Based on a 2012 average: Houston, HERS 61, 2,900 square foot home, located in the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code® climate zone.
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