Taylor Morrison Arizona Debuts Energy-Saving “Elem3nts” Program in Time
for Earth Day 2012
Taylor Morrison Arizona has announced that all of its new home
communities will now carry energy ratings based on the energy-conscious
HERS®Index, giving Arizonans an opportunity to discover the most energy-
efficient home available for their family.
Phoenix, AZ, April 24, 2012 -- Taylor Morrison Arizona has announced that
all of its new home communities will now carry energy ratings based on
the energy-conscious HERS®Index, giving Arizonans an opportunity to
discover the most energy-efficient home available for their family.
Taylor Morrison Arizona has 22 communities throughout the Valley,
stretching from Peoria to Gilbert. As part of the program, all Taylor
Morrison Arizona homes will be built to Energy Star 3.0 specifications
with 100 percent Energy Star rated appliances. Radiant barrier roof
sheathing, high efficiency 14-SEER air conditioning, low-E vinyl framed
windows and programmable thermostats are also included. The eco-driven
features are part of the homebuilder’s new Elem3nts program, which
stresses environment, energy and efficiency.
Combining these features with Taylor Morrison’s pre-paid solar lease
option means Phoenix homeowners have the opportunity to save as much as
67 percent on their energy bills, Division President Charlie Enochs said.
“With the Arizona summer fast approaching, the looming electricity bill
can be daunting for some homeowners,” Enochs said. “But considering how
new homes on average are 30 percent more efficient than existing homes
and our Elem3nts program enhances that even further, the time to find a
more energy-efficient home has never been better.”
Starting on Earth Day, Taylor Morrison communities across the country
will display the HERS®Index ratings of the homes built in the community.
“The independent HERS®Index system provides a home energy rating that
homebuyers can use for quick comparison, similar to miles per gallon
(MPG) ratings for the auto industry, making it easier for them to select
a home that not only fits their lifestyle, but also offers lower-energy
usage,” Enochs said.
“We always strive to build the best homes we can,” said Sheryl Palmer,
Taylor Morrison president and CEO. “Part of that means creating
communities that offer the best possible environments in which to live.
But we must also concern ourselves with the larger environment – our eco-
environment – and the HERS®Index helps us measure our progress.”
The HERS®Index is based on four main components – assessment of building
components, diagnostic and performance testing, energy modeling and a
final report which delivers the energy rating for the home. The rating
system is based on a scale of zero to 150, with a lower number indicating
better energy efficiency. A typical new home built in the U.S. averages a
score of 100, with older homes scoring closer to 130.
Palmer said the Elem3nts program offers homebuyers peace of mind in the
construction of their home and the opportunity to save money on their
“We believe your home should operate as efficiently as possible so you
can enjoy cooler summers, warmer winters and lower energy bills,” Palmer
said. “Our homes are built to maximize that energy efficiency and the
HERS®Index helps us communicate that to buyers.”
For more information on Taylor Morrison’s Elem3nts program and the
HERS®Index, please visit elements.taylormorrison.com.
For more information on Taylor Morrison homes and communities, please
About Taylor Morrison
Taylor Morrison was named the No. 1 private homebuilder in the United
States in 2010 and 2011 by Builder magazine and builds a wide range of
product for discerning home buyers across the country. With more than 130
communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida and Texas, Taylor
Morrison offers first-time, mid-market and mid-to-upscale housing in both
master-planned communities and urban infill neighborhoods. The company
also operates one of Canada’s largest homebuilding companies, Monarch, in
Ontario, Canada, where it builds single-family homes and high-rise
condominiums in Toronto and Ottawa. For more information, visit
Taylor Morrison Arizona
9000 E. Pima Center Parkway, Suite 350
Scottsdale, AZ 85258