Taylor Morrison recognized by GreenPoint Rated homebuilder for its building practices at Palisades at Vista Del Verde in Yorba Linda, California; homes scored highest for their energy efficiency, effective water management systems

YORBA LINDA, California , August 8, 2013 (press release) – Southern California home builder Taylor Morrison has been recognized as a GreenPoint Rated homebuilder for its Palisades at Vista Del Verde neighborhood in Yorba Linda.

GreenPoint Rated is a energy efficiency program designed to encourage the building of energy and resource-efficient in the state. The GreenPoint Rated label certifies that a home was built to trusted environmental standards and evaluated by a certified GreenPoint Rater.

“Think of it as a report card for green homes,” said Phil Bodem, president of Taylor Morrison’s Southern California division. “A GreenPoint Rated home is scored across five categories; energy and water conservation, indoor air quality, sustainable building materials and community benefits such as proximity to public transportation.”

The homes at Palisades at Vista Del Verde received their highest scores in energy efficiency and effective water management systems, illustrating Taylor Morrison’s focus on efficient energy including renewables that provide effective strategies for reducing a home’s energy use while increasing comfort. The ratings also indicate that the homes have effective water management systems, efficient indoor and outdoor water use protectant and conserve freshwater supplies.

GreenPoint Rated certified homes demonstrate the effort to incorporate environmental elements into the work of the builder. For Taylor Morrison, the ratings serve as a reminder to the home builder’s focus on improving energy efficiency in all the homes it builds. The company’s Elem3nts program stresses environment, energy and efficiency, helping the home builder create communities that maximize their efficiency and minimize their impact on the environment.

For more information on Taylor Morrison, please visit www.taylormorrison.com.

About Taylor Morrison
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Taylor Morrison Home Corporation operates in the U.S. under the Taylor Morrison and Darling Homes brands and in Canada under the Monarch brand. Taylor Morrison is a builder and developer of single-family detached and attached homes serving a wide array of customers including first-time, move-up, luxury and active adult customers. Taylor Morrison divisions operate in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida and Texas. Darling Homes serves move-up and luxury homebuyers in Texas. Monarch, Canada's oldest homebuilder builds homes for first-time and move-up buyers in Toronto and Ottawa as well as high rise condominiums in Toronto. For more information about Taylor Morrison, Darling Homes or Monarch, please visit www.taylormorrison.com, www.darlinghomes.com and www.monarchgroup.net.

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