Green Building Projects
Read About Some Of Our Green Projects
homes under the rigorous Builders Challenge initiative in 2008. Pulte's tremendous
leadership and commitment to the Builders Challenge is helping to set a new
benchmark for production builders across America by demonstrating the value of
high performance homes.”
-Ed Pollock, manager of the DOE’s Builders Challenge initiative
PulteGroup, Inc. strives to turn the environmental impact of residential construction into an opportunity for sustainable product use, water conservation, waste reduction and a minimization of impact on our natural resources. Read more about some of our exciting projects below.
Villa Trieste - Las Vegas, Nevada
PulteGroup, Inc.’s Villa Trieste community in Summerlin, Nevada opened in 2008, and is PulteGroup, Inc.’s first community to offer a roof-integrated solar power system as a standard feature. Villa Trieste homes are built to Environments for Living® (EFL) standards, and also include real-time energy tracking meters. Villa Trieste is also the largest residential project in the U.S. that plans to build all homes in its community to the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for PulteGroup, Inc.s' platinum standard. PulteGroup, Inc. partnered with SunPower, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Center for Energy Research and NV Energy to create Villa Trieste, and received a $7 million grant from the DOE to develop a community that will significantly reduce peak residential energy demand.
Sierra Morado - Tucson, AZ
PulteGroup, Inc.’s Sierra Morado community in Tucson is part of the master-planned Community of Civano, which has been designed to integrate residential living with shopping, workplace and education as well as meet aggressive sustainability goals that include:
• Reducing potable water consumption among residents by 65 percent;
• Reducing home energy consumption by 50 percent;
• Reducing internal vehicle miles by 40 percent;
• Reducing landfill-destined solid waste;
• Creation and operation of a community nursery, garden and learning center.
PulteGroup, Inc. has developed a four-tier system for reducing landscaping water usage, and has also installed dual flush low-flow toilets and tankless hot-water heaters in Sierra Morado homes.
Elizabeth Park - Roseville, CA
PulteGroup, Inc.'s Sacramento/Reno division launched its first Green Certified community in 2008 with the introduction of Elizabeth Park in Roseville, California. Homes are inspected and certified through California’s “Build It Green” GreenPoint Rated program, a third-party verification system to help consumers weigh the benefits of sustainable housing. Focused on energy, resources, air and water, homes at Elizabeth Park:
• Surpass California Title 24 energy standards by more than 15 percent;
• Utilize sustainably harvested lumber to protect old-growth forests;
• Divert more than 50 percent of construction waste from landfills by recycling or reuse;
• Improve indoor air quality through the use of low-VOC (volatile organic compound-off gassing)
• Incorporate drought-tolerant landscape design and a high-efficiency irrigation system with
weather-based controllers for community landscape savings of more than 30 percent a year.
High efficiency General Electric appliances further reduce water consumption in homes.
Zephyr Gate - Oakland, CA
PulteGroup, Inc. has planted its roots in the San Francisco Bay Area with Zephyr Gate. Located at the foot of the bay bridge, in Oakland’s Central Station master plan, homebuyers have the opportunity to invest in a new, innovative, urban home that is purposely sensitive to the environment. Zephyr Gate features green point rated features that have been recognized by Built It Green. Although the minimum score required to receive a Green Point Rating is 50 points, the Zephyr Gate community received a score of 92 from Build It Green. A Green Point rated home is graded in 5 categories: energy efficiency, resource conservation, indoor air quality, water conservation and community. Zephyr Gate demonstrates smart use of materials with the use of the repurposed canopy from a local historical train station; recycled concrete, pervious valley gutters, ENERGY STAR® roof trusses and membranes, high efficiency irrigation systems, and recycled water use combined with drought resistant landscaping. Inside the sleek, hip-designed townhomes homebuyers enjoy cost savings combined with environmental consideration with ENERGY STAR® appliances, efficient heating and air systems, low volatile organic compound paint, and highly desirable bamboo and concrete flooring. Zephyr Gate recently received an honorary award from The City of Oakland’s City Council for the community’s green features. Zephyr Gate is an innovative, efficient, convenient, and affordable Green community!
Cabrrillo Point - Phoenix, AZ
Live “green” and conserve. Now PulteGroup, Inc. lets you do both – with no extra effort. Our Environments for Living® Certified Green™ homes at Cabrillo Point are designed to fit your lifestyle, with all the comfort and quality you’d expect from PulteGroup, Inc. You can consume less energy, help to preserve the environment, and you could just save yourself a few dollars along the way - depending on your usage habits – and everyone likes conserving money.
Environments for Living® is a third-party program that guarantees efficient energy usage. The “Certified Green” designation means additional conservation and preservation steps have been taken, including water management strategies. At Cabrillo Point we are proud to build a community that features 30% greater energy efficiency, 20% greater interior water efficiency and 20% reduction in carbon footprint compared to the standard code built homes.
Cabrillo Point, an eco-friendly community:
• Premium heating and A/C unit designed to be more energy efficient
• Compact Fluorescent Lighting (CFL) designed to use less energy
• LoE2 Dual Pane Windows with UV Protection
• Energy Star Appliances for water conservation and energy savings
• Landscape irrigation designed to save water
• Utilizing recyclable building materials
• Purchasing products from a certified sustainable wood source program
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