It’s been embraced by multifamily builders and custom home segments. Now LEED for Homes is making its way into the production realm, thanks to one green builder in the Lone Star State.

McGuyer Homebuilders, Inc. (MHI), www.mcguyerhomebuilders.com, Dallas, Texas, is looking to be the greenest homebuilder in Texas. It was recently announced that the builder will pursue the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes certification for all homes under its signature brands: Plantation Homes, Coventry Homes, and Carmel Builders across the greater Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, with a commitment estimated at approximately 300 homes.

MHI is no stranger to building the green. The company is among the leading production builders, as evidenced by its commitments to both ENERGY STAR and Green Built Texas through its Eco Smart program. Add to that this recent commitment to LEED and MHI has certainly made green building a top priority.

“Our collaboration with the nationally known LEED for Homes program ensures our Eco Smart homes will provide a cleaner, healthier and more cost efficient home to operate and maintain, plus the homes are independently inspected for performance in the DFW area,” says Ken Gezella, regional sales manager, MHI. “We are so confident in the performance of our LEED-certified homes that we will guarantee heating and cooling costs through our Efficiency Promise program.”

Gezella says MHI is proud to be the first, major production homebuilder to make the commitment to the LEED for Homes program. Now that MHI has led the way, the question is whether others will follow.

LEED for Homes is a certification system from the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council), www.usgbc.org, Washington, D.C.  that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes.