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Interested in finding more out about new green homes? Looking for new home builders throughout the nation building green homes?

A green home is not just more environmentally friendly but can also reduce the cost of homeownership for buyers through lower utility bills.

Across the country more new home builders are constructing homes which are healthier for the environment and gentler on the pocketbook, with an ever widening variety of options, floor plans and locations.

Home buyers can learn more about green building certifications here and browse the list of U.S. home builders offering green homes for sale below…


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Shea Homes – Shea’s eco-friendly homes are designed to go above and beyond by building environmentally and people friendlier homes at every possible stage. Home buyers will discover Shea Homes’ trademarked approach to building energy efficient homes includes surpassing federal standards for energy efficient appliances by as much as 40% and garages come already equipped with electric vehicle charging stations. From the ground up these green homes incorporate wood from certified sustainable forests and construction materials are recycled at every possible turn. Going a step further discover weather responsive sprinkler systems, motion sensor lighting, energy efficient windows which also protect resident’s belongings from harmful UV rays, enhanced insulation and a builder that prides themselves on indoor air quality. www.SheaHomes.com

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Standard Pacific Homes – Standard Pacific’s ENERGY STAR certified homes are packed with energy saving and people friendly features in eco-conscious communities. Discover thoughtful community design and new homes with appliances that can use up to 50% less energy than their counterparts. Programmable controls, solar systems, special radiant roof barriers and wood, as well as low flow plumbing build in a greener home from top to bottom. Low-e windows, airtight systems and new low-VOC interior paint and carpet take green building even further to protect residents and provide a healthier interior. www.StandardPacificHomes.com

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Landon Homes – One of Texas’ top home builders, DFW based Landon Homes promises to deliver the optimum combination of price, space, function and eco-friendly features. This forward thinking green home builder prides itself on constantly pushing the envelope and exploring new opportunities to include environmentally conscious and energy saving materials and design. Find incredible attention to detail when it comes to insulation, plus enhanced roof and window protection as well as ENERGY STAR appliances, all inspected by an independent third party. www.LandonHomes.com

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Elliott Homes – One of the most established home builders in the United States, Elliott Homes has been constructing new homes since 1914. Elliott Homes goes a step further and focuses not only on including green elements in its homes but in carefully selecting locations in California and Arizona which not only preserve the environment but help residents to reduce their carbon footprint throughout their daily lives as well. These energy and water efficient homes utilize the latest technology to reduce waste as well as smarter landscaping, incorporating sustainable materials and recycling onsite. www.ElliottHomes.com

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Brookfield Homes – Brookfield Homes has been building new homes in California for over 50 years. The new home builder’s multiple award winning eco-savvy community in Carlsbad, San Diego County, CA. Homes in the Rockrose development by Brookfield were ranked “Carlsbad’s Most Energy Efficient New Homes” according to one report and are built to be 35% more energy efficient than the state’s standards. This is a luxury home community featuring spacious single family residences, where home buyers will enjoy living in a neighborhood of like-minded individuals and developed specifically with the environment and sustainability in mind. www.BrookfieldHomes.com

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American West – American West boasts being the longest running home builder in Las Vegas, with over 76 communities developed in Nevada. American West prides itself on building luxury single family green homes, which save energy and help home buyers save money for the long run. These spacious eco-friendly residences are NV Energy Plus certified and offer low-e windows and patio doors, radiant roof sheathing, energy efficient appliances, water conserving Moen brand kitchen and bath fixtures and a protective wrapping to shield homes from moisture and air infiltration. www.AmericanWestHomes.com

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Pulte Homes – Pulte claims to have built more ENERGY STAR homes than any other builder in the U.S. With communities nationwide, home buyers will discover green communities from Pulte in many of the nation’s popular construction areas. From low-e windows to low-flow plumbing and energy efficient appliances all the way down to the light bulbs installed, this builder claims its green homes are 30% more efficient than comparable existing homes for sale. www.Pulte.com

Green Home Plans

Haven’t found the ideal home yet? FreeGreen offers home buyers and home builders access to free home plans and affordable home design services as well as more information on eco-friendly materials, home building features, vendors and ways to go green. So hop on and design your new environmentally friendly home or stay wired into the latest green home developments to offer your customers.

Financing Your Energy Efficient Home

Now more than ever it is important for home shoppers to get pre-qualified for a home loan before going out on the house hunt. Lender411.com allows borrowers to check out the lowest mortgage rates from the nation’s top lenders, find out how much they qualify for and what options are available to them.

Those searching for a green home or who already own one can also benefit from exploring their Energy Efficient Mortgage options by reviewing the guide from the Depart of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and this information found on EnergyStar.gov.