Caring about the environment is important to all of us. At Taylor Morrison, we believe it's important to do all we can to help preserve the environment for future generations. Whether it's designing and building homes that use sustainable materials, increasing the energy efficiency of our homes, or simply recycling the building material waste on our jobsites; we're committed to improving the environment through lessening our impact.
There are three core elements to the approach we take in designing and building homes – energy, efficiency and the environment. Taylor Morrison approaches homebuilding with an eye toward delivering these elements in all of our homes. Our goal is to build energy-efficient homes by drawing on technology and building methods to lessen the carbon footprint of our homes.
Taylor Morrison is an ENERGY STAR partner and constructs ENERGY STAR certified homes in several divisions. ENERGY STAR is a program endorsed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that sets strict energy efficiency guidelines for household products and new home construction.
ENERGY STAR Disclaimer
Not all Taylor Morrison homes participate in the ENERGY STAR® program. Please visit your local Taylor Morrison community for more information. Taylor Morrison is a proud ENERGY STAR® partner committed to providing the latest generation of ENERGY STAR certified homes. ENERGY STAR ratings were updated from Version 2.5 to Version 3.0 for all Taylor Morrison's Austin Division homes started as of a 1/26/12 pre-construction start date and such revision supersedes any prior sales/marketing materials. To earn the government-backed trusted ENERGY STAR label that identifies our homes as truly energy efficient per rigorous independent verifications, a home must meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA"). Based on studies performed by or on behalf of the EPA, qualified homes are estimated to be at least 15% more energy efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code (IRC), and include various energy-saving features that typically contribute to making them 20-30% more efficient than standard homes. For our environmentally-conscious buyer seeking excellence in their "green" choices, please ask our knowledgeable team members or visit www.energystar.gov to learn more about the benefits of an ENERGY STAR qualified home. ENERGY STAR®'s name and logo are registered trademarks of the EPA.
We now utilize the nationally-recognized Home Energy Rating System (HERS) as the benchmark for our homes, helping you quickly determine the energy efficiency of the homes we build. The lower the HERS number, the better. For instance, a standard new home will score 100 on average according to HERS. A Taylor Morrison homes typically receive a HERS rating in the 60s or 70s.
Examining essential elements in the building process (higher R–value insulation, radiant barriers, jump ducts, low–E windows and better water management) help us achieve these HERS numbers. We also use innovative energy efficient products like tankless water heaters, solar panels and water recirculation pumps.
When it comes time to build your new home, our Boomerang program ensures that we recycle as much wood, concrete and cardboard as we can on each jobsite. This eye toward sustainability cuts the amount of materials that make their way to the landfill and assures you that we're committed to a green program that examines and expects efficiency at each stage.