Phoenix-based Meritage Homes has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2013 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. The award recognizes ongoing leadership across the Energy Star program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial and public sectors.
Meritage was recognized for its continued leadership in protecting the environment. Meritage received the EPA's 2012 Energy Star Leadership in Housing Award, the 2011 Energy Starr Builder of the Year award and the 2010 Department of Energy's Building America Partner award. Meritage's accomplishments in earning these awards include being the first 100% Energy Star production builder; offering the first fully EPA-certified home for Energy Star, Indoor airPLUS and WaterSense; and the first Net Zero Energy production builder in the United States.
"Meritage has redefined the way homes can and should be built, setting a new standard in production home building," said Steve Hilton, the company's chairman and CEO.