Shea offers energy-efficient homes in Ardiente community

Located minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip, Shea Homes at Ardiente is an age-qualified community, offering efficient, green features standard in every home. Residents of this private, gated community may choose options such as solar technology and Energy Star appliances that can help them save as much as to $15,000 on utility bills over 10 years, according to company officials.

Shea Green Certified homes at Ardiente exceed rigorous industry standards for green living. They also meet the gold standard for Environments For Living- — a leading, national program for home construction that utilizes the principles of building science in energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality and durability, according to company officials.

Homes at Ardiente include Whirlpool Energy Star appliances; SilverLine by Andersen dual-paned low-e windows; Trane 14-SEER heating and cooling systems; wood certified from sustainable forests and optimal value engineering that uses 15 percent less materials in framing every home; satellite-controlled irrigation systems and low-flow faucets that cut overall water usage.

Every home comes in one of three levels of Shea Green Certified performance: Complete, Plus or Ultra. Company officials said they all exceed industry standards. An independent, third party tests every Shea Green Certified Ultra home for duct tightness, air tightness and pressure balancing. Then Shea backs it up with a written guarantee on energy use for heating and cooling, ensuring residents that the energy used will not exceed the predetermined guaranteed usage.

All Shea Green Certified homes are constructed with green feature, so residents don’t have to worry about negotiating with a contractor afterwards.

Homeowners can expect to save as much as 40 percent energy usage compared to other new homes and even more over older homes, according to company officials.

Homes at Ardiente range from 1,218 to 2,444 square feet and start in price for the $140,000s.

Shea Homes Active Lifestyle Communities have been ranked No. 1 in the country in customer service three years in a row and have a dedicated, on-site customer service staff on call.

Shea Homes at Ardiente is located in North Las Vegas and offers views of the mountains and desert. At the hub of the community is a private, 20,000-square-foot clubhouse featuring two resort-style pools, an expansive fitness center, group exercise studio and multipurpose meeting facility. Additional outdoor recreational amenities include seven parks interconnected by walking trails, tennis and bocce courts, and a Life Trail course with 24 fitness stations.

To visit, from Interstate 15, exit off Lamb Boulevard. Make a left on to Tropical Road, a left on Walnut Road and a right at the gate house. For more information, visit

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