Commitment will see 200 to 250 LEED homes within the next year
San Antonio, TX (April 1, 2013)... The U.S. Green Building Council announces that
McGuyer Homebuilders Inc. (MHI), a leading production homebuilder in Texas, will
pursue LEED for Homes certification for all houses built under its Wilshire Homes
brand in the San Antonio market. The commitment will see 200 to 250 LEED-certified
homes within the next 12 months and 400 to 500 homes annually within three to four
Wilshire Homes/MHI’s engagement with LEED in the San Antonio market is its second
such commitment in Texas; in 2011 it pledged LEED certification for all homes in
the Dallas-Fort Worth market under its Plantation Homes, Coventry Homes and Carmel
"As the largest builder of single-family LEED homes in Texas and the nation, MHI
has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the sustainable building movement," said
Roger Platt, Senior Vice President, Global Policy & Law, USGBC. "We are extremely
pleased that this proven leader in the homebuilding community has chosen to expand
on its commitment to building high-performing LEED houses that are better for the
environment and the people who occupy them."
All Wilshire Homes/MHI houses built in the San Antonio market will be part of the
company’s unique Energy Guarantee Program, featuring individual-home dollar-amount
guarantees of energy- and water-use savings. All MHI homes will be least 30 percent
more efficient than equivalent, non-LEED-certified homes, while each home will also
produce annual water savings equal to an average-size swimming pool.
Wilshire Homes/MHI will also continue its commitment to ENERGY STAR and Green Built
Texas in the San Antonio market through its EcoSmart program.
"With independent inspections to verify energy and water savings for every residence
built, homebuyers can be confident that Wilshire Homes are the highest-quality,
most energy efficient production houses on the market in the San Antonio area,"
said Ken Gezella, Division Sales Manager-San Antonio, Wilshire Homes/MHI. "LEED
certification is the universal mark of superior building performance, and our commitment
to LEED reflects our efforts to ensure the lowest possible heating and cooling costs
in every house we build."
The first Wilshire Homes model slated to achieve LEED certification is currently
under construction at the Woodside Village community in Boerne, Texas.
The LEED certification system promotes the design and construction of high-performing
green homes that use less energy and water, consume fewer natural resources, create
less waste and are healthier and more comfortable for occupants. For more information
about LEED for Homes, visit
About U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
USGBC is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient
and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation
through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide
network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and
enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org, explore the
Green Building Information Gateway (GBIG) and connect on Twitter,
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As the most widely recognized and widely used green building program across the
globe, LEED is transforming buildings, homes and communities in all 50 states and
135 countries. LEED guides the design, construction, operations and maintenance
of over 50,000 projects worldwide, comprising 9.6 billion square feet of commercial
and institutional construction space, and over 130,000 additional residential units.
By using less energy, LEED-certified spaces save money for families, businesses
and taxpayers; reduce carbon emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment
for residents, workers and the larger community. Learn more at usgbc.org/leed.
For more than twenty years, a group of companies including McGuyer Homebuilders,
Inc., MHI Partnership, Ltd. and MHI Central Texas, have worked together as a unified
team building on the strength and integrity of their founders Frank McGuyer and
Mike Love. Since its inception in 1988, MHI has continued to bring valuable experience
to the homebuilding industry by retaining quality professionals in sales, customer
service, construction, land finance and marketing. With the distinct brands Wilshire
Homes, Plantation Homes, Coventry Homes and Carmel Builders, MHI provides added
flexibility for developers and homebuyers alike. Over 98% of MHI’s customers are
willing to recommend MHI to their family and friends. MHI has been ranked among
the top 30 homebuilders in the nation and continues to set trends within the industry
with its commitment to the EcoSmart home platform.