IRVINE, Calif., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard Pacific Homes, one of the nation's premier homebuilders, and the Arbor Day Foundation announced today that they are partnering to offer home shoppers nationwide the opportunity to make their neighborhoods greener. The first 1,000 home shoppers who visit a Standard Pacific Homes community this month will receive a free Arbor Day Foundation membership, including 10 free trees that they can plant themselves or donate to one of our nation's forests.
"We're pleased to be partnering with Standard Pacific Homes to plant trees in communities nationwide," said Kevin Sander, director of corporate partnerships with the Arbor Day Foundation. "Standard Pacific Homes recognizes that incorporating trees and green space into their new home neighborhoods will not only make for more beautiful communities, but also provide environmental benefits and greater recreational opportunities."
Home shoppers are invited to come out to discover more about the full range of environmentally friendly features a new Standard Pacific home can offer, including ENERGY STAR® certified new homes that may be up to 45% more energy efficient than a typical older resale home.
"We don't just build homes, we build neighborhoods. Providing places for children to play and beautiful outdoor spaces has always been and continues to be an important part of designing our communities," said Ken Campbell, chief executive officer of Standard Pacific Homes. "Virtually all of the 60 new neighborhoods we are opening in 2011 include parks and green spaces that promote a healthier lifestyle and strong communities. It's just one more way we offer families a great place to call home."
About Standard Pacific Homes
Standard Pacific, one of the nation's largest homebuilders, has built homes for more than 113,000 families during its 45-year history. The Company constructs homes within a wide range of price and size targeting a broad range of homebuyers. Standard Pacific operates in many of the largest housing markets in the country with operations in major metropolitan areas in California, Florida, Arizona, the Carolinas, Texas, Colorado and Nevada. For more information about the Company and its new home developments, please visit our website at: www.StandardPacificHomes.com.
About the Arbor Day Foundation
The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation organization of more than 1 million members, with a mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at arborday.org.
Wendy Marlett, Chief Marketing Officer and EVP, Sales, Marketing and Communications, Standard Pacific Homes,
(949) 789-1616, [email protected]
Mark Derowitsch, Public Relations Manager, Arbor Day Foundation, (888) 448-7337, [email protected]
SOURCE Standard Pacific Homes; Arbor Day Foundation