For the second year in a row, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named NVR the 2012 Energy Star Partner of the Year for the large home builder category for its contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through building Energy Star homes.
NVR, which will be honored at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on March 15, has committed to the next level of Energy Star (version 3.0) for 2012. NVR uses the HERS (Home Energy Rating System) to measure energy efficiency and tests 100% of its homes for compliance with Energy Star standards.
"As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Energy Star program, EPA is proud to recognize NVR with the 2012 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award for New Home Builders," said EPA administrator Lisa Jackson. "NVR and all our Energy Star award winners are building an energy-efficient future for America's families by developing Energy Star-certified homes that reduce energy costs and protect the environment."
NVR builds under the Ryan Homes, NVHomes, and Fox Ridge Homes brand names.