Pulte Homes continues role as leader in 'building green'

Pulte Homes continues to raise the bar, in terms of incorporating the most advanced, energy-efficient "green building" technology in its new homes, according to Walter Cuculic, director of strategic marketing for Pulte Homes Las Vegas Division.

"On Jan, 9, Pulte Homes grand opened its Villa Trieste community in the prestigious master-planned community of Summerlin," Cuculic said, "Villa Trieste is anticipated to be the most energy-efficient community in Nevada with a goal of reducing energy consumption by more than 65 percent over standard new code-build homes today. This is quite an accomplishment when compared to Energy Star- certified homes which reduce energy consumption over code by only 15 percent."

The Summerlin neighborhood is the first residential development in the Southwest to provide a combination of solar power, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification and Environments for Living building methods as standard features in every home.

"For many years, Pulte Homes has been on the leading edge in introducing energy-saving features in the thousands of homes we have built throughout Southern Nevada and across the United States," he said. "Here in Southern Nevada, we have always been a pioneer in building homes and neighborhoods with sensitivity to energy costs, conservation of resources and making home ownership more affordable for our buyers."

All homes built by Pulte Homes are constructed with Environments for Living building technology, making them significantly more energy efficient than Energy Star-certified homes and providing an even better value for homeowners. With blown-in cellulose insulation, conditioned attic spaces, 15 SEER-rated air conditioning systems, and dual-paned, vinyl-framed low-e windows, homeowners benefit from increased indoor air quality, decreased heating and cooling usage, and increased comfort, durability and tightness.