Big Homebuilders Not Yet Embracing Green Standards

With few exceptions, America's largest homebuilders are slower than companies in other fields to act on environmental concerns, according to a survey conducted by Calvert Asset Management Company.
January 4, 2011, 11am PST | Anonymous
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The survey looks at how well the 10 largest publicly-held homebuilding firms in the US are doing on sustainability:

"The verdict: Most of them fare poorly," writes Philip Langdon.

"Of the ten largest such firms, KB Home, based in Los Angeles, has taken the greatest steps toward environmental sustainability. Pulte Homes, based in Bloomfield, Michigan, is second-best. Meritage Homes of Scottsdale, Arizona; Toll Brothers of Horsham, Pennsylvania; and Standard Pacific of Irvine, California, rank lower on 'green' performance, but have improved somewhat in the past two years."

Thanks to Robert Steuteville

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Published on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 in New Urban Network
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