MHI is Nation's Only Home Builder to win LEED Award

McGuyer Homebuilders, Inc. (MHI), which builds under the brands Plantation Homes, Coventry Homes, Carmel Builders and Wilshire Homes, is the only large scale volume homebuilder to receive the highly coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) award. An internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED represents a group of rating systems designed to provide a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

The U.S. Green Building Council which developed LEED, presented MHI with the award and recognized the company’s achievements at a recent ceremony in San Francisco, California. Each year the council distinguishes builders, developers and projects that have demonstrated leadership in the residential green building market place.

Texas-based MHI is the only large volume homebuilder that has successfully implemented LEED for homes across multiple communities and multiple project offerings.

“We are excited to accept this award on behalf of our clients,” said Rudy Pospisil, Division President for MHI, Dallas-Fort Worth. “We believe they appreciate knowing their home has been placed in our environment in a thoughtful way, delivering to them a home that is cleaner, healthier and the most cost efficient in the marketplace.”

The LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building, home or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health; sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

What LEED means to homeowners is a more energy efficient, cost efficient and overall healthier home. LEED homes will save homeowners money on water and energy bills, have an enhanced indoor air quality and can even provide great benefits to those with allergy and other health-related issues. Additionally, LEED can also contribute to a home’s resale value.

In addition to LEED, MHI achieves Energy Star for New Homes using v3 criteria. This combined with smart product selection and quality building processes will result in the company achieving more than 500 LEED and Energy Star certifications by year-end since adopting LEED for homes in early 2011. The company’s Home Energy Rating System (HERS) indices range from 72 to 57. HERS ranks a number of energy features in new homes from windows and insulation to heating and cooling systems on an index of 100, which indicates its maximum energy use. Therefore, the lower the HERS rating, the more energy efficient the home.

MHI builds under the brands Coventry Homes in West Ranch and Oakhurst at Kingwood and Plantation Homes in Lakes of Savannah.

MHI’s various building brands are available in 211 locations across Texas in markets that include Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio, with prices ranging from the $110,000s to the $900,000s. MHI also has a Build On Your Lot division that serves all of its Texas markets. For more information, visit: