ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Beazer Homes (NYSE: BZH) is proud to announce that it received the 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. Beazer Homes’ accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2018.
“We are pleased to be recognized again this year as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year,” said Allan Merrill, President and CEO of Beazer Homes. “This distinction is difficult to achieve because it requires carefully coordinated efforts in home design, building material selection and construction practices. The environmental and economic benefits of these efforts – to our customers and to the communities we serve – are an integral part of our commitment to deliver homes that provide extraordinary value at an affordable price.”
Building ENERGY STAR certified homes since 1998, Beazer’s key accomplishments in 2017 include:
- Surpassing the 50,000 ENERGY STAR certified homes milestone.
- Continuing the successful ‘Show Me the Bunny’ marketing campaign in Houston, which showcases the benefits of a well-sealed and insulated attic relative to the melting point of a chocolate bunny left in the attic.
- Developing an ENERGY STAR-specific training curriculum, in conjunction with Home Energy Rating partners, for use with ongoing training initiatives.
- Reducing air infiltration averages and focusing building science resources on constructing ENERGY STAR certified homes that are significantly more efficient than code-built homes across all markets.
- Promoting the ENERGY STAR program across all forms of media, including print and electronic, and at all energy-efficiency forums attended.
“The 2018 ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year have demonstrated real leadership, showing how American families and businesses can save energy, save money, and reduce air emissions,” said Bill Wehrum, EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation.
In 2016 alone, ENERGY STAR certified products, homes, buildings, and plants helped Americans save over $30 billion in energy costs and approximately 400 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity and while achieving broad emissions reductions.
The 2018 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are bestowed upon companies and other organizations demonstrating continued leadership in energy efficiency and commitment to the ENERGY STAR program. Winners hail from small, family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 organizations – representing energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors.
For a complete list of 2018 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners.
About Beazer Homes
Headquartered in Atlanta, Beazer Homes is one of the country's largest single-family home builders. The Company's homes meet or exceed the benchmark for energy-efficient home construction as established by ENERGY STAR® and are designed with Choice Plans™ to meet the personal preferences and lifestyles of its buyers. In addition, the Company is committed to providing a range of preferred lender choices to facilitate transparent competition between lenders and enhanced customer service. The Company offers homes in 13 states, including Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Beazer Homes is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “BZH.” For more information, visit Beazer.com or check out Beazer on Facebook and Twitter.
About ENERGY STAR®
ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For over 25 years, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has been America’s resource for saving energy and protecting the environment. Join the millions already making a difference at energystar.gov. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at energystar.gov/about and energystar.gov/numbers.
Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Together, since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped save American families and businesses over $450 billion and over 3.5 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity while also achieving broad emissions reductions—all through voluntary action.