EPA Names NVR a 2012 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for the Second Consecutive Year

PRNewswire, March 5, 2012 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named NVR the 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the large homebuilder category for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through building ENERGY STAR homes. NVR has now received this award for two consecutive years.  NVR’s accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 15, 2012, which marks the 20th anniversary of ENERGY STAR.

NVR, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2009, is being honored for their work in building energy-efficient new homes that meet ENERGY STAR guidelines. NVR builds under the Ryan Homes, NVHomes, and Fox Ridge Homes brand names.

NVR has built more ENERGY STAR homes than any other builder in the past 2 years and has committed to the next level of ENERGY STAR (version 3.0) for 2012.  NVR utilizes the HERS (Home Energy Rating System) to measure energy efficiency.  In addition, NVR tests 100% of their homes for compliance with ENERGY STAR standards. ENERGY STAR qualified homes deliver a total energy-efficiency improvement of up to 30% compared to typical new homes.

“As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ENERGY STAR program, EPA is proud to recognize NVR with the 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for New Home Builders,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “NVR and all our ENERGY STAR award winners are building an energy-efficient future for America’s families by developing ENERGY STAR-certified homes that reduce energy costs and protect the environment.”

About NVR

NVR operates in two business segments: homebuilding and mortgage banking. The homebuilding unit sells and builds home under the Ryan Homes, NVHomes and Fox Ridge Homes trade names and operates in 27 metropolitan areas in 15 states.  For more information about NVR, Inc. and it’s brands, see www.nvrinc.com, www.ryanhomes.com, www.nvhomes.com, www.foxridgehomes.com, www.ryanhomesreviews.com and www.myryanhome.com

About ENERGY STAR

ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. About 20,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).

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