AUSTIN, TEXAS – Century Communities has committed to LEED-certification for all new homes in its current and upcoming developments in Austin and San Antonio, formerly known as Jimmy Jacobs Homes. Two of Century Communities’ newest LEED-certified developments, Reagan’s Overlook in Austin and Pearson Place at Avery Ranch in Leander, opened for sales in late 2014.
Century Communities has employed LEED construction standards in two current San Antonio communities, Vintage Oaks and The Canyons at Scenic Loop. The new LEED-certified homes qualify for the company’s Efficiency Promise, which provides a two-year limited guarantee that the cost of energy used to heat and cool the home will not exceed a specified value. In addition, LEED-certified homes generate higher average property values than homes without LEED-certification.
“LEED-certified homes use less energy and fewer natural resources and will will save homeowners up to 40 percent on energy and water bills,” said Ross Britton, Managing Partner of energy efficiency and green building services provider US-EcoLogic.
The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes program requires builders to meet stringent mandates to design and construct a high-performance green home that is both environmentally responsible and resource-efficient. To maintain this initiative, Century Communities has employed third-party LEED-certified inspectors throughout the entire homebuilding process—from design to final review—to ensure that new homes are compliant with LEED standards. Upon taking possession of the home, all homeowners will receive a certificate verifying their homes’ LEED-certifications.
“We are committed to not only in building beautiful homes for our homeowners, but also in ensuring we are doing so in a responsible way,” said Steve Hayes, Central Texas Division President at Century Communities. “We have made a conscious decision to invest in this program as we believe it’s the responsible choice that will ultimately provide the best outcome to our homeowners. Incorporating LEED-certification to Century Communities’ offerings is a natural step for the Central Texas markets.”
Remaining homes under construction in the closeout communities of Long Creek at The Bandit in New Braunfels, The Fairways at River Crossing in Spring Branch and Heritage Oaks in Georgetown will not be included in the LEED-certification but will still bear Century Communities’ signature quality and green components.
Since its acquisition of Jimmy Jacobs Homes in September 2013, Century Communities has expanded rapidly in the Austin market, doubling the number of developments with 12 current Austin-area developments. Additionally, Century Communities operates in four San Antonio-area developments. Jimmy Jacobs had a 25-year history serving Austin and San Antonio.
About Century Communities:
Founded in 2002, Colorado-based Century Communities is a builder of single-family homes, townhomes and flats in select major metropolitan markets in Colorado, Texas and Nevada. The company offers a wide variety of product lines and is engaged in all aspects of homebuilding, including the acquisition, entitlement and development of land and the construction, marketing and sale of homes. Century Communities is one of the top 50 homebuilders in the United States and one of the top five fastest growing homebuilders by total revenue. It acquired Jimmy Jacobs Homes, one of central Texas’ leading custom builders, in September 2013. To learn more about Century Communities, please visit www.centurycommunities.com.
Andy Boian | dovetail solutions for Century Communities