RESTON, Va., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NVR, Inc. (NYSE: NVR), one of the nation's largest homebuilding and mortgage banking companies, announced that the Environmental Protection Agency has named NVR a 2011 "ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year." NVR builds under the Ryan Homes, NVHomes, Fox Ridge Homes and Rymarc Homes brand names. This award is granted to builders that demonstrate excellence and innovation in building and promoting ENERGY STAR qualified homes.
At the beginning of 2010, NVR began qualifying every home to the ENERGY STAR standards established by the EPA. NVR built more ENERGY STAR qualified homes than any other homebuilder in 2010 and has, to date, built more than 10,000 ENERGY STAR homes. ENERGY STAR qualified homes are 20-30% more energy efficient than standard homes.
"Partners like NVR that build homes that earn the ENERGY STAR qualification are helping American home buyers find more comfortable homes that also save money on energy bills and protect the environment," said Elizabeth Craig, Acting Director of EPA's Office of Atmospheric Programs. "Home builders such as NVR are building an energy-efficient future for America's families that will continue to deliver savings for years to come."
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants associated with energy use. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 60 kinds of products as well as new homes and buildings. Last year alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved $18 billion on their utility bills and prevented greenhouse gas equivalent to those of 34 million cars. Products, homes and buildings that have earned the ENERGY STAR prevent emissions by meeting strict energy-efficient specifications established by the EPA. For more information, go to www.energystar.com.
NVR, Inc. operates in two business segments: homebuilding and mortgage banking. The homebuilding unit sells and builds homes under the Ryan Homes, NVHomes, Rymarc Homes and Fox Ridge Homes trade names, and operates in twenty-five metropolitan areas in fourteen states. For more information about NVR, Inc. and its brands, see www.nvrinc.com, www.ryanhomes.com, www.nvhomes.com, www.foxridgehomes.com, and www.rymarc.com.
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