Many of us want to live in ways that are eco-friendlier, and that’s why Meritage Homes chooses to build homes that conserve energy and promote health. Technologies like spray foam insulation, UV-blocking windows, and materials that prevent het loss help make a Meritage home, on average, as much as twice as energy-efficient as a typical U.S. home of the same size. You can build on this solid eco-friendly foundation by taking steps to further green your home.

Add Air Filtering Plants

Adding peace lilies and English ivy to your décor will help set a friendly atmosphere while reducing indoor air pollutants.

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Leave Shoes at the Door

Taking your shoes off at the door keeps bacteria, toxins and dirt from being spread throughout the house.

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If Possible, Borrow Things

One of the best things we can do for the environment is to avoid buying unnecessary things. If you use something occasionally, like extension cords, ladders, power washer, borrow instead of buying.

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Recycle, and Follow Your Local Rules

The energy and raw materials that are saved by recycling are significant.

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Drink Filtered Water

There is unnecessary cost and waste associated with a plastic bottle of water. Use you need water on the go use home filtered water in a stylish reusable water bottle.

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These are just a few simple measures you can take to become more eco-friendly.

Meritage Homes was the first national builder to make every home built 100% ENERGY STAR® certified. We consistently exceed the minimum ENERGY STAR® requirements, build homes that achieve HERS scores as low as 61*, and introduced the first cost-effective NET ZERO home by a national builder. With our unique building practices, Meritage homes on average, are twice as energy-efficient as a typical U.S. home of the same size.

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