Meritage Homes (www.meritagehomes.com) is opening its first high performance green community in the DFW area with extreme energy efficient homes that will save homeowners up to 60% on utility bills. The Lakes of River Trails community, located in Fort Worth, TX, offers homes that are two to three times more efficient than standard ENERGY STAR® homes.
Meritage is the only top-10 homebuilder in DFW offering an energy efficient home of this caliber at no additional costs to homeowners. Meritage will also highlight the first deconstructed “Learning House” to showcase its energy saving features which include:
*Spray Foam Insulation creates a seamless, thermally efficient insulation blanket that completely prevents air leakage and offers 3X the R-value of standard fiberglass insulation.
*Double Low-E Vinyl Windows reduce energy loss by up to 50%.
*Energy Efficient CFL Lighting reduces energy usage by 75%.
*Weather Sensing Irrigation System enables landscaping to meet standards of EPA’s new WaterSense program. (*not standard in San Antonio)
*High Performance Water Saving Plumbing Fixtures including dual-flush toilets, reduce water bills and water heating costs by up to 50%.
*14-SEER Air Conditioning Unit can lower cooling costs by up to 40%.
The Meritage Homes “Learning House” has literally peeled back the walls and ceilings to showcase its energy saving features. From its windows and wall systems to its lighting, thermostats, appliances and dual-flush toilets, all of the energy efficient components are on display.
The Lakes at River Trails "Learning House" is located at 9312 Shoveler Trail,
Fort Worth, TX 76131.