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Our Approach

Sustainability is both the right thing to do and the right thing for our business. It is the foundational core of our ESG practices — and we believe it provides long-term benefits for our customers, our operations and the world we all share.

We believe that sustainability is built on one essential idea: balance. We strive to ensure that today’s homebuyers can achieve the dream of homeownership while balancing that objective with mindfulness about the sustainability needs of future generations and our environment. Sustaining the dream of homeownership both today and into the future is what we do every day.

Increasing New-Home Affordability

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Our largest customer segment is first-time homebuyers. The homes we build help address the significant need in many of our markets to create additional housing that is affordable at median-income levels.

Containing the Cost to Build

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While we have faced significant cost pressures throughout the last year, our scale and waste reduction efforts allow us to build sustainable homes more economically and with less environmental impact than other builders.

Lowering Total Cost of Homeownership

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Energy- and water-efficient homes can be more affordable to operate than typical new or resale homes, which increases the long-term benefits to homeowners, thus making sustainability a compelling competitive advantage.

Becoming the Builder of Choice for Partners

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We believe our legacy of vibrant, sustainable communities and industry leadership allows us to be a partner of choice for municipalities, land sellers, developers and other partners.

Preserving the Environment and Natural Resources for Long-Term Value

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Our scale, leadership and technical expertise help create positive environmental attributes in our homes. We prioritize energy- and water-efficient products as a business strategy for long- term value creation for our stakeholders and potential GHG emissions reduction.

Elevating Water Conservation

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We address this growing imperative for homebuyers, communities and local governments by providing water saving features in our homes that reduce our customers’ water bills and may help to mitigate strain on local communities.

Designing Homes That Are Healthier for Residents

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We have identified designing healthier homes as a key element of our sustainability platform, addressing the growing number of homebuyers who prioritize homes that can promote the health of their residents as well as the environment.

Integrating Sustainability Technology for Increased Comfort

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Many of the sustainability technologies we build into our homes have the added benefit of offering our homeowners more comfort and personal efficiency, along with cutting-edge and user-friendly smart home interfaces.

Improving Strength of Supply Chain

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Our partners’ sustainability practices add depth to our initiatives. We require product-sourcing certifications, waste-reduction practices and acknowledgment of our Ethics Policy. We strive to ensure that our suppliers join us in continuous improvement in sustainability practices.

Becoming the Employer of Choice

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We aim to be an employer of choice for top-tier talent in the homebuilding industry and beyond by creating a culture of excellence as well as providing a socially and economically sustainable and safe work environment that supports inclusion, equity and meaningful work.