TAMPA, FLA. – K. Hovnanian® Homes’® Tampa Bay Division has walked off with top honors from the Florida Green Building Coalition as its Green Builder of the Year 2011 – beating out 91 other Florida home-building companies for this prestigious recognition.
Moreover, the company also earned the Builder of the Year Award for most homes certified green in the single-family-home category.
Both awards are based on the number and quality of sustainable homes built by a company during one calendar year, and K. Hovnanian® Homes® delivered 174 certified-green single-family residences last year. FGBC officials say that residences by K. Hovnanian® Homes® were nearly 20 percent more energy efficient, on average, than standard building codes required.
Homes are certified green based on a list of 300 criteria developed by the Certified Green Home Standard.
This achievement is the latest element in K. Hovnanian® Homes’® ongoing commitment to sustainability. For the past several years, the company – one of the nation’s largest home builders – has promoted Nate, the company’s high-performance-home initiative that promotes energy savings by focusing on Nature, Technology and Efficiency. Nate educates home buyers about conserving energy and paying less in monthly water, lighting, heating and cooling bills.
In the Tampa Bay area, K. Hovnanian® Homes® builds in seven communities throughout Hillsborough and Pasco counties.
K. Hovnanian® Homes® also has been designated as a RESNET Energy Smart Builder in conjunction with the national ENERGY STAR program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Introduced in 2006, the HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Index is the industry standard used nationwide to measure a home’s energy efficiency.
ABOUT HOVNANIAN ENTERPRISES®, INC.:
Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc., founded in 1959 by Kevork S. Hovnanian, is headquartered in Red Bank, New Jersey. The Company is one of the nation’s largest home builders with operations in Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia. The Company’s homes are marketed and sold under the trade names K. Hovnanian® Homes®, Matzel & Mumford, Brighton Homes, Parkwood Builders, Town & Country Homes and Oster Homes. As the developer of K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons communities, the Company is also one of the nation’s largest builders of active adult homes.
Additional information on Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc., including a summary investment profile and the Company’s 2011 annual report, can be accessed through the “Investor Relations” section of the Hovnanian Enterprises’ website at http://www.khov.com. To be added to Hovnanian’s investor e-mail or fax lists, please send an e-mail to IR@khov.com or sign up at http://www.khov.com.
For more information, visit khov.com/tampa or call (877) 669-5468.