The House is Always Greener –– MHI to Build Over 800 Eco Smart Homes in the DFW Metroplex

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The House is Always Greener –– MHI to Build Over 800 Eco Smart Homes in the DFW Metroplex

Having the greenest lawn on the block is not the only option for the DFW Metroplex homeowners today - thanks to McGuyer Homebuilders, Inc. (MHI) they can have the greenest home as well.

McGuyer Homebuilders, Inc. (MHI), a Builder Member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas (HBA) will begin constructing over 800 “Eco Smart” homes for its three brands Pioneer, Plantation, and Coventry Homes in the DFW Region that will fit the HBA’s Green Built North Texas program’s construction guidelines.

MHI is the first and only volume builder in the Green Built North Texas Program and has named its green building program “Eco Smart”. MHI homes built to “Eco Smart” standards fit a broad spectrum of aesthetic tastes and retain their curb appeal while being more energy efficient, healthier and environmentally responsible. By adhering to the “Eco Smart” standards, MHI Homeowners benefit from long-term savings, protection from rising energy costs, increased resale value and improved home comfort.

By offering “Eco Smart” homes in all three lines, MHI offers buyers in all price ranges the opportunity to own an ecologically friendly home. From the efficient, well built designs of Pioneer Homes, starting in the $110’s to the award-winning designs of Plantation Homes, beginning at the $150’s to the luxurious, customized Coventry Homes from the $280’s, buyers don’t have to sacrifice choice to own a green home.

The HBA’s Green Built North Texas program is a partnership of North Texas homebuilders, industry supporters, and sponsors committed to resource-efficient home construction. The program consists of 38 construction guidelines that address strategies for six categories of construction including jobsite management, water efficiency, indoor air quality, material usage, and homeowner education. For a full list of all components featured in an Eco Smart Home, visit Pioneer Homes, Plantation Homes, Coventry Homes

“MHI has always designed our homes around the families that live in them and this is why we are responding to the growing demand for resource-efficient homes in our region.” said MHI Division President Steve Hayes. “MHI’s dedication to quality homebuilding is showcased by our commitment to build to the Green Built North Texas Program Standards. The benefits to the MHI homeowner can be measured not just in a technical sense, for example having a home designed specifically for our Mixed-Humid climate but also in knowing that they are living in a home that is the state of the industry in energy efficiency.”

“The efforts taken by MHI to ensure that Green Built North Texas’s construction guidelines will be met has helped the entire program mature to the point that we can now consider a performance path to compliance,” said Green Built North Texas Chairman Dan Fette, CGB. “For example, the water savings gained in a MHI home by the installation of a flexible pipe water distribution system is equivalent to the guidelines originally introduced by the program. By using new home technology and other practices such as third-party inspectors that will check over fifty green building related items beyond those required by ENERGY STAR, MHI has set the bar for compliance with our program and for buyers seeking a high performance home.”

MHI is ranked among the top 30 homebuilders in the nation, according to Builder Magazine and since 1988 has helped more than 35,000 families realize their dream of owning a new home. Building in the five largest markets in Texas, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, MHI offers added flexibility for homebuyers and developers alike with distinct brands, including Coventry Homes, Plantation Homes, Pioneer Homes and Carmel Builders.

About Ted Blanchard

Ted Blanchard, Certified EcoBroker®, is a top Real Estate and Mortgage professional in North Texas. His company, specializes not only in representing buyers and sellers in real estate transactions, but offers mortgage services as well. TREAM, Inc. is truly a one stop shop for real estate and mortgage services. Ted can be reached at 214-224-0907 or by email at


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