Meritage brings net-zero energy home to production
Meritage will build net-zero energy homes like this one in Arizona and California.
Meritage Homes Corp. is raising the stakes in energy-efficient building with the first production home that will have net-zero energy use.
Built in the Verrado development in Buckeye, Ariz., the home already has owners. It will be a model for homes to be rolled out first throughout Arizona and California, and then the rest of Scottsdale-based Meritage’s product line.
"Net-zero is really demonstrable," said C.E. Herro, vice president of environmental affairs for Meritage.
Meritage has been pushing greener homes for about a year. It started in the Valley and gradually will progress through its other subdivisions around the country.
The homes are energy efficient, featuring improved insulation and optional solar systems designed to meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star standards.
Read more in the Phoenix Business Journal.
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