FORT MYERS, Fla. – Pulte Homes, one of the nation’s most recognized and trusted brands in homebuilding for 70 years, has garnered the top honor as Builder of the Year from the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) for the most single-family homes certified in 2020.
FGBC, the state’s leading certifier of green residential and commercial construction and local governments, recognized the leading homebuilder for its commitment to utilizing environmentally friendly green products, best practices, and sustainable techniques.
“At Pulte Homes, our goal is to offer consumers the powerful combination of quality, affordability, and sustainability,” said Richard McCormick, area president of PulteGroup’s Florida Divisions. “We are routinely testing new ideas and initiatives. Working with valued trade partners, Pulte Homes is applying what we learn to incorporate green, efficient, cost-competitive solutions in our communities.”
To date, FGBC has certified over 26,000 residential, commercial, high-rise, land developments and local governments participating in its certification programs. FGBC certification programs are the only standards developed with state specific criteria to address Florida’s hot-humid environment, climate, distinctive topography, unique geology, resiliency, and natural disasters.
Certification is based on more than 300 factors in eight categories, including energy performance, water conservation, lot choice, site conditions, health, materials, disaster mitigation and general. The homes are then provided a certification as a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum green home.
Leading the state in overall certified green homes, with more than half of its homes achieving Platinum status, Pulte Homes’ recognition demonstrates the builder’s commitment to innovation, energy efficiency and healthier homes that create healthier environments.
“Homes provide more than just shelter. As demonstrated by the slate of FGBC Annual Award recipients, FGBC ‘Florida Green’ homes improve the health and wellbeing of the occupants while saving energy, environmental resources and money,” said FGBC Executive Director C.J. Davila. “We praise innovative and integrative builders and developers like Pulte for advancing our state’s residential green building movement.”
Pulte’s certified homes represent an array of beautiful, open-concept designs and sophisticated interiors that showcase the versatility and distinctive style offered by PulteGroup.
To browse Pulte’s new, energy efficient homes and communities across Southwest Florida, visit www.Pulte.com/Sarasota, www.Pulte.com/FortMyers, and www.Pulte.com/Naples.
About Pulte Homes
Pulte Homes is a national brand of PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM). Pulte Homes builds consumer inspired homes and communities that provide the move-up buyer the best quality of life. Only Pulte Homes offers the combination of innovative Life Tested Home Designs® with an unwavering commitment to quality and attention to detail. For more information about Pulte Homes, visit www.pulte.com.
PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) is based in Atlanta, Georgia, with operations in more than 40 markets throughout the country. Through its brand portfolio that includes Centex, Pulte Homes, Del Webb, DiVosta Homes, John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods and American West, the company is one of the industry’s most versatile homebuilders able to meet the needs of multiple buyer groups and respond to changing consumer demand. PulteGroup conducts extensive research to provide homebuyers with innovative solutions and consumer inspired homes and communities to make lives better.
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