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Pardee homes turning green

Posted: March 27, 2009 1:48 a.m.
Updated: March 27, 2009 11:00 a.m.
 Pardee Homes announced its new home neighborhoods in Los Angeles County have qualified for the California Green Builder designation.

"With California Green Builder, we are building greener and more cost-effective homes for our home buyers and the communities in which we build, and we are delighted to add Los Angeles County to our company's roster of green commitments," said Mike McGee, president and CEO of Pardee Homes.

As certified by independent inspectors, Green Builder-compliant homes exceed by California's title 24 energy requirements at least 15 percent. Green Builder standards also include diverting at least 50 percent of construction and job site waste; reducing water use by at least 20,000 gallons annually compared to contemporary "non green" homes; and using lumber and wood efficiently.

"(Green Builder's) energy-savings measures alone are a real plus for homeowners because they can translate to lower home operating costs," said Joyce Mason, vice president of marketing for Pardee Homes.

Green Builder water-conserving measures include innovative plumbing systems and fixtures and either new designs for landscaping and irrigation or enrollment in a Metropolitan Water District of Southern California water conservation program.

Pardee Homes emphasizes master-planned communities that include schools, parks and preserved open space, and has earned wide recognition for quality construction, customer service, green and sustainable building practices and dedication to the educational and civic goals of the communities in which it builds.


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