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
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 pioneerhomes.com,plantationhomes.com or oventryhomes.com.
“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 highperformance 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.