Livingsmart - Pardee Homes

The LivingSmart® Difference

LivingSmart® in its entirety is all about health and well-being for you and your family, as well as the planet. It’s the ultimate win-win that improves everyday life for years to come, constantly evolving as we all become smarter together.

Durability, Comfort, Savings

We’ve been a leader in green building since 2001 and our commitment is always expanding. It always will, with a steadfast passion for improving the quality of life for our homeowners and the legacy we’ll all leave on this amazing planet. New materials, technologies and features are constantly being incorporated into our LivingSmart® program that includes five specific areas of advancement: HealthSmart®, EnergySmart®, EarthSmart®, WaterSmart® and HomeSmart®.
  • HealthSmart®
  • EnergySmart®
  • EarthSmart®
  • HomeSmart®
  • WaterSmart®


A new home should literally be a breath of fresh air. So, our homes come equipped with features, finishes and filters that help contribute to healthier indoor air quality.

Included Features

  • Low or no VOC products in paint, adhesives, sealants and cabinets
  • CRI Green Label +Plus carpet provides the lowest emitting carpet, adhesive and cushion products on the market
  • Formaldehyde-free insulation
  • Carbon monoxide detectors on each floor
  • MERV __ air filters to reduce airborne contaminants

Optional features (depending on location):

  • Central vacuum systems
  • Bathroom fans with humidity sensors or wall-mount humidity switches to help reduce moisture
  • Humidification/dehumidification tools to help balance humidity in your home
  • Balanced fresh air ventilation (ERV/HRV)
  • Whole-home water filtration


Energy efficiency isn’t simply a trend, it’s a way to make your home perform better and save you money in the long run. We’re constantly innovating and applying technology that optimizes the barrier between inside and outside, with the goal of reducing energy demands and increasing savings on your utility bills.

Included Features

  • Low-E glass windows aim to keep heat and cold outside, while letting the light in
  • Programmable “smart” thermostats you can control remotely, keeping your home comfortable while saving energy
  • Right-sized energy efficient HVAC equipment with sealed ducts

Optional features (depending on location):

  • Higher efficiency tankless water heaters that only heat water when you need it
  • Higher efficiency HVAC options
  • Solar packages that can reduce or even eliminate electrical bills altogether
  • Radiant barrier roof sheathing reflects heat while weather stripping reduces temperature fluctuation
  • Dimmer switches/occupancy sensors know when you’re home
  • Upgrades to high performance insulation systems make home feel more cozy


We’re committed to the environment and aim to use sustainable materials, to conserve natural resources and to recycle whenever possible. Not only do we do our part to recycle on your behalf, we offer features that make it easier for you to do the same.

Included Features

  • Engineered wood products resist warping, splitting and shrinking while reducing demand on our forests
  • LED lightbulbs use less energy and can last for 10+ years, meaning less maintenance for you and less waste for the environment
  • Low-E glass windows reduce the effect of damaging UV rays, extending the life of your fabrics, floors and furniture

Optional features (depending on location):

  • Electrical vehicle prewired charging stations support your earth-friendly endeavors
  • Built-in recycle centers in the kitchen make recycling a breeze


These days, we’re asking our homes to do more, connect more and keep us safer, healthier and more productive than ever before. So, we are constantly seeking out new ways to build smarter cutting-edge technology into your new home. Technology that helps you stay comfortable, in control, and connected from anywhere.

Included Features

  • Control your temperature, lighting and much more via smart phone or voice control, both for comfort and convenience while at home, or for your imminent arrival when away
  • Remotely control access to your home for guests and service providers, and securely monitor who’s coming and going
  • Your home is smart and connected via a Mesh WiFi System

Optional features (depending on location):

  • Whole home surge protection saves your appliances from damaging electrical fluctuation
  • Smart, WiFi-connected irrigation systems monitor weather, soil conditions, evaporation, and plant water usage to automatically adjust beyond pre-programmed schedules and timers


Water is one of Earth’s most precious resources, essential for life and lifestyle. From the plumbing fixtures to the appliances to the landscape design in our homes, we’re making a comprehensive effort to conserve water usage.

Included Features

  • WaterSense certified faucets and fixtures in bathrooms
  • EnergyStar® certified dishwashers in kitchens

Optional features (depending on location):

  • Dual flush toilets
  • Pressure assist toilets
  • Recirculating tankless water heater pump gets hot water to your faucets faster, saving cold water (and money) from running down the drain
  • Smart, WiFi-connected irrigation systems improve water use efficiencies by tailoring schedules and run times automatically
  • Drought tolerant landscaping techniques and plant species