LIVINGSMART®

Our commitment to green began more than a decade ago — not just for the planet and its resources, but for every individual and family who wants a home that is as healthful, comfortable, and cost-efficient as possible.

Our LivingSmart® homes are designed with these 4 core components:

COMMITTED TO CONSERVING WATER

Our homes can help you save one of Earth’s most precious resources.

Our Delta WaterSense® faucets, low-flow showerheads and toilets and ENERGY STAR® dishwashers reduce water waste to help save you money. Add an optional tankless water heater with a recirculating pump to prevent even more water and money from slipping down the drain.

We respect our desert climate by featuring drought-tolerant plants, materials and techniques in many of our communities, and including climate-controlled, water-sensing irrigation valves in our homes.

COMMITTED TO OUR IMPACT

Our materials come from recycled and sustainable sources.

Using engineered lumber that resists warping, splitting and shrinking is just one of the smart ways we build your home. We also source low-fiber flooring from quickly rejuvenating, managed rainforests and install entry doors that feature the rich look of wood without sacrificing any trees.

We embrace building practices and products that contribute to a sustainable way of life, and we make it easy for you to do your part, too. Thoughtful features like a convenient recycling center discreetly housed in a kitchen cabinet and solar-ready rooftop components are just the start.

COMMITTED TO HEALTHY LIVING

Our features promote cleaner indoor air quality so you can breathe easier.

Low-VOC interior paints and carpets promote a healthy living environment for you and your family. Our carpets and pads are made from recycled materials and are certified green by the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI).

Our MERV8 air filtration systems are known for efficiently protecting against airborne contaminants that could otherwise affect health and productivity.

Innovative attic insulation — made from recycled material — enhances energy efficiency, promotes cleaner air and reduces noise. Our optional central vacuum system keeps dust out of the air by whisking it away to a canister in the garage.

COMMITTED TO ENERGY SAVINGS

Our technology reduces energy consumption and utility bills.

Committed to energy savings

Energy-efficient heating and cooling systems and programmable thermostats work together to help reduce your electrical usage. Solar-ready components that comply with Arizona utility company specifications make it easy to install your own rooftop system to harness the power of the sun and lower or eliminate electrical bills.

Fluorescent and LED lights both inside and outside the home consume less energy and last longer than conventional lighting sources. Occupancy sensors (in select locations) mean you only pay for the electricity you use.

High-performance ENERGY STAR® appliances look stylish while saving you money. Meanwhile, optional tankless water heaters that respond on demand put you in the driver’s seat when it comes to controlling electricity usage and keeping costs down.

Maintaining a comfortable home temperature reduces energy bills, and our materials help you do just that. Radiant barrier roof sheathing reflects the sun. Weather stripping reduces temperature fluctuation. And, low-E window glass keeps heat and cold in their proper places while protecting household items against sun damage.

  • Water Smart

    COMMITTED TO CONSERVING WATER

    Our homes can help you save one of Earth’s most precious resources.

    Our Delta WaterSense® faucets, low-flow showerheads and toilets and ENERGY STAR® dishwashers reduce water waste to help save you money. Add an optional tankless water heater with a recirculating pump to prevent even more water and money from slipping down the drain.

    We respect our desert climate by featuring drought-tolerant plants, materials and techniques in many of our communities, and including climate-controlled, water-sensing irrigation valves in our homes.

  • Earth Smart

    COMMITTED TO OUR IMPACT

    Our materials come from recycled and sustainable sources.

    Using engineered lumber that resists warping, splitting and shrinking is just one of the smart ways we build your home. We also source low-fiber flooring from quickly rejuvenating, managed rainforests and install entry doors that feature the rich look of wood without sacrificing any trees.

    We embrace building practices and products that contribute to a sustainable way of life, and we make it easy for you to do your part, too. Thoughtful features like a convenient recycling center discreetly housed in a kitchen cabinet and solar-ready rooftop components are just the start.

  • Health Smart

    COMMITTED TO HEALTHY LIVING

    Our features promote cleaner indoor air quality so you can breathe easier.

    Low-VOC interior paints and carpets promote a healthy living environment for you and your family. Our carpets and pads are made from recycled materials and are certified green by the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI).

    Our MERV8 air filtration systems are known for efficiently protecting against airborne contaminants that could otherwise affect health and productivity.

    Innovative attic insulation — made from recycled material — enhances energy efficiency, promotes cleaner air and reduces noise. Our optional central vacuum system keeps dust out of the air by whisking it away to a canister in the garage.

  • Energy Smart

    COMMITTED TO ENERGY SAVINGS

    Our technology reduces energy consumption and utility bills.

    Energy-efficient heating and cooling systems and programmable thermostats work together to help reduce your electrical usage. Solar-ready components that comply with Arizona utility company specifications make it easy to install your own rooftop system to harness the power of the sun and lower or eliminate electrical bills.

    Fluorescent and LED lights both inside and outside the home consume less energy and last longer than conventional lighting sources. Occupancy sensors (in select locations) mean you only pay for the electricity you use.

    High-performance ENERGY STAR® appliances look stylish while saving you money. Meanwhile, optional tankless water heaters that respond on demand put you in the driver’s seat when it comes to controlling electricity usage and keeping costs down.

    Maintaining a comfortable home temperature reduces energy bills, and our materials help you do just that. Radiant barrier roof sheathing reflects the sun. Weather stripping reduces temperature fluctuation. And, low-E window glass keeps heat and cold in their proper places while protecting household items against sun damage.

Benefits of LivingSmart®

We believe green homes are better built homes. Greater comfort, better efficiency and more savings, these are just some of the added benefits of a LivingSmart® home.

5 Ways you benefit from your new home.

LivingSmart - Health

HEALTH

The eco-sensitive materials, paint and filtration in every LivingSmart® home means better indoor air quality for you and your family.

EnergyStar - Savings

SAVINGS

Better insulation, EnergyStar® appliances, programmable thermostats, water-stingy faucets, toilets and shower heads, and optional tankless water heaters mean significantly lower energy and water bills, all year long.

HVAC Bills - Comfort

COMFORT

Cool in the summer. Warm in the winter. Be comfortable year round without having to worry about big HVAC bills. Better insulation systems, our radiant roof barrier and double-pane Low-e windows make all the difference.

Engineered wood - Durability

DURABILITY

Engineered wood is less prone to warping and stronger than conventional lumber. Many of the latest plumbing, electrical, HVAC, insulation and stucco systems are designed for longer, happier lives than those in homes just a few years old.

Conservation

CONSERVATION

From the way we develop land and construct houses to the way our homes operate and the materials they contain, natural and non-renewable resources are conserved all along the way. It adds up to big savings for the Earth, and for you.

HERS RATING

Maracay Homes’ commitment to green is for more than the planet and its resources—it’s for every family who wants their home to be as healthful, comfortable and cost-efficient as possible.

HERS Rating
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Hers Rating is for Base Plan Only