LOS ANGELES, CA -- Pardee Homes is California's first production homebuilder that is building an entire new home project certified to the National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS) by the NAHB Research Center, an internationally recognized, independent third party. Every home of Pardee's new LivingSmart® Homes in Santa Clarita's Fair Oaks Ranch® is being built to Gold-level criteria of the NGBS, inspected at least twice by an accredited green verifier, and Green Certified by the Research Center.
The LivingSmart® Homes neighborhood includes four floor plans with approximately 1,846 to 2,432 square feet of living space. Pricing is from the low $400,000s for these detached homes.
With this third-party certification of the green products, practices and systems incorporated into its LivingSmart homes in Fair Oaks Ranch, Pardee Homes is providing added assurance for its buyers that the homes meet or exceed both the NGBS criteria, and California's new CalGreen regulations. The NGBS is the world's only residential green rating system approved by the American National Standards Institute and is therefore the home building industry's "gold standard" definition of credible green construction.
Among sustainable attributes that will help the designs of LivingSmart® Homes earn Gold certification are the walkable neighborhoods of Fair Oaks Ranch; its proximity to Metrolink, schools, shopping and recreation; its water-savings measures and its open space preservation. Also see www.pardeehomes.com/living-green/ and LivingSmart® Homes at Fair Oaks Ranch®.
"NGBS offers builders and product suppliers a nationally recognized standard definition of green building. It sets an important benchmark for our new home quality goals -- and it's a natural fit for the continuous evolution of our green building commitment, which began 13 years ago with our first energy-efficient homes in California and Nevada," said Michael McGee, President and CEO, Pardee Homes.
"Pardee Homes is really raising the bar for what consumers should come to expect when seeking their next new home. The NAHB Research Center doesn't take lightly the meaning conveyed by issuance of our Green Certified mark, and clearly Pardee doesn't take lightly its responsibility to the local environment and the comfort, health, and well-being of its homebuyers. They are 'walking the green walk' with the homes in this community and I applaud the company's commitment," commented, Michael Luzier, President of the NAHB Research Center.