Virtual Tours Now Available For The reNEWable Living Home

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Innovative Concept Home Features Design Elements and Products that will Define the Homes of the Future

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“Through the virtual tour, visitors can learn more about the innovative and cutting edge features of the home that will characterize and define homes of the future.," said Paul Tourbaf, President of Hanley Wood’s Residential Construction Group.

Hanley Wood’s BUILDER magazine announced today the launch of the online virtual tour of the reNEWable Living Home. The joint collaboration and vision of Meritage Homes (NYSE:MTH) and BUILDER, the reNEWable Living Home is a pioneering venture in innovative design, engineering, materials science and construction practices that coalesce around transforming homeownership with homes that renew, change and adapt as families’ stories evolve.

The home has been designed and constructed to showcase future practices in smarter energy use, healthier homes, and houses that can be mindfully adapted to both residents and the environment. The online virtual tour for the reNEWable Living Home highlights emerging trends in home design, building technology, products and materials to homeowners, builders, remodelers, and architects.

“The reNEWable Living Home is designed and built to exceptional design, performance, health and sustainability standards,” said Paul Tourbaf, President of Hanley Wood’s Residential Construction Group. “Through the virtual tour, visitors can learn more about the innovative and cutting edge features of the home that will characterize and define homes of the future.”

The reNEWable Living Home will showcase the preferences and buying habits of the multigenerational household, highlighting innovative floorplans and solutions that help this expanding demographic live more comfortably. The home features a 5,000 plus square foot open floorplan designed by BSB Design to adapt to how different buyers will need to live in the space. The home’s initial configuration has seven bedrooms and five bathrooms, with flex spaces that can be manipulated to the individual buyer’s unique needs. The home is designed to offer multiple evolution over time options: revenue suite, in-laws suite and/or adult children suite.

Suppliers worked with Meritage Homes to contribute to a high performing, innovative design that resulted in a 16 HERS Rating, in the lowest 1% of all HERS rated homes in the country, along with ENERGY STAR certification, the EPA’s Indoor airPLUS certification, and satisfaction of the US Department of Energy Zero Ready Home Program requirements. Meritage hopes the landmark performance of this home will redefine future, scalable home design.

Project Team: Meritage Homes Corporation, BSB Design, BUILDER

Title Sponsor: Western Window Systems

Founding Sponsors: Carrier, Eldorado Stone, SES Foam, Timberlake Cabinetry, The Toro Company

Alliance Sponsors: Eagle Roofing Products, Heat & Glo, HercuTech Inc., Kwikset, Progress Lighting, Square D by Schneider Electric, Whirlpool Corporation

Supporting Sponsors: Aprilaire, Avid Ratings, CertainTeed Gypsum, Clopay, Ply Gem, Sherwin-Williams Company

About Meritage Homes Corporation
Meritage Homes is the eighth-largest public homebuilder in the United States, based on homes closed in 2016. Meritage Homes builds and sells single-family homes for first-time, move-up, luxury and active adult buyers across the Western, Southern and Southeastern United States. Meritage Homes builds in markets including Sacramento, San Francisco Bay area, southern coastal and Inland Empire markets in California; Houston, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Austin and San Antonio, Texas; Phoenix/Scottsdale, Green Valley and Tucson, Arizona; Denver, Colorado; Orlando, Tampa and south Florida; Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina; Greenville-Spartanburg and York County, South Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; and Atlanta, Georgia.

Meritage Homes has designed and built over 100,000 homes in its 32-year history, and has a reputation for its distinctive style, quality construction, and positive customer experience. Meritage Homes is the industry leader in energy-efficient homebuilding and has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence Award every year since 2013 for innovation and industry leadership in energy efficient homebuilding.

About Hanley Wood
Hanley Wood is the premier company serving the information, media, and marketing needs of the residential, commercial design and construction industry. Utilizing the largest analytics-and editorially-driven Construction Industry Database, the company provides business intelligence and data driven services. The company produces award-winning media, both digital and print, high –profile executive events, and strategic marketing solutions. To learn more, visit

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