What LivingSmart Really Means

What LivingSmart Really Means

Who doesn’t want to live smart? Pardee Homes makes it easy for today’s homebuyers with homes built to help you save water and energy, be kind to Mother Earth and breathe easier in your home, thanks to better, healthier building materials.

In fact, we’ve been making living smart the goal of every Pardee home for more than a decade, with our LivingSmart® brand of green building. Pardee Homes was the first production homebuilder in the country to commit to building sustainable homes. And, so far, we’ve built more than 13,000 homes in our LivingSmart program, and the number continues to grow every year. But what exactly does LivingSmart mean?


We build our communities with health in mind. We use low-VOC paint (volatile organic compounds) in all of our homes, which means cleaner indoor air for you and your family. Additionally, our low-formaldehyde attic insulation enhances energy efficiency by using an innovative binder that virtually eliminates the off-gassing of formaldehyde. Homebuyers also have the option to install a high-efficiency electronic air filtration system and a central vacuum system that improves indoor air quality by carrying dust-laden air directly to a canister in the garage.


All of our homes are built with energy-saving (and money-saving) features. Radiant barrier roof sheathing, an energy-efficient air conditioning system and UV-blocking windows come standard to insulate the home and reduce energy costs. In select neighborhoods, homebuyers can also opt to have other energy-saving features such as solar panels or a state-of-the-art tankless water heater. ENERGY STAR® appliances conserve energy—and reduce utility bills—as well.


Building a green home includes all aspects of the homebuilding process. More than 50% of our construction waste does not end up in a landfill. Instead, we recycle as much construction material as we can. We also have incorporated earth-friendly wood, carpeting and other materials that preserve our forests, yet are both stylish and durable.


With new mandatory water restrictions in California, water conservation is a top priority. Pardee homes help save many gallons of water every day. Energy Star appliances and Delta® WaterSense® faucets cut down on the amount of water used without sacrificing quality (or water pressure!). Many of our landscape designs include drought-resistant native flora to help conserve water usage.

Pardee Homes is proud to lead the way in building sustainable, green homes. Interested in learning more about our LivingSmart green building program? Contact one of our New Home Specialists today.

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