Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 08, 2012
The U.S. Green Building Council has formally presented Coventry Homes with certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
The LEED certification was awarded on Sept. 28 in a ceremony at the Coventry Homes model home in the Austin, Texas master-planned community of Sweetwater.
All home builders in the community are required to meet nationally recognized green building standards. Coventry chose to build its line of homes to the LEED for Homes guidelines.
“From the moment we began planning Sweetwater, we knew we wanted energy efficiency and environmental sensitivity to be part of the DNA of this beautiful community,” said Mike Rafferty, regional director for Wheelock Street Land. “We’re very proud of our partner Coventry Homes for joining us in this commitment.”
The LEED for Homes guidelines require independent, third-party verification that the homes were designed and built with the goal of performing better in the areas of health and environmental stewardship.
The Sweetwater Home Finder shows the full selection of homes offered in the community.
Sweetwater is a 1,400-acre new home community located where Austin meets the Hill Country in western Travis County. The community is in the Lake Travis Independent School District, which ranks among the top 5 percent of school districts statewide. Among the community’s amenities is the Sweetwater Club, a 10-acre recreation complex. Home prices range from the $250s to the $600s. In addition to Coventry, Ashton Woods, David Weekley, Ryland and Taylor Morrison are currently building homes in the community. Drees Custom Homes also plans to begin building soon in Sweetwater.