Going Green: Ivory Homes Awarded 2018 Green Business Award

BY MEGAN FORNELIUS

Ivory Homes employees visited the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter in Park City, Utah this October to help plant 1,250 trees. This volunteer work was part of the company’s initiative to plant 30,000 trees across the state of Utah.

Ivory Homes, Utah’s Number One HomebuilderTM, has recently been named a 2018 Utah Green Business Award winner by Utah Business Magazine. This award honors organizations and individuals that have made an effort to promote sustainability throughout Utah communities.

Every Ivory community is planned and developed while each house is constructed with sustainability in mind. We strive to set an example as a green building leader.”

— Clark Ivory, CEO of Ivory Homes
  • Ivory Homes was chosen for this award because of its innovation in sustainability through the successful completion of thousands of homes. These homes continually provide Utahns with the most energy efficient features on the market that go beyond state and local codes to provide value to customers while also improving air quality.

    One way to measure home efficiency is through a Home Energy Ratings System (HERS) score. This is a system developed by the EPA to measure how energy efficient a home is compared to other homes. It allows the consumer to compare one home to another based on energy efficiency, performance and cost of utilities.

    The average Ivory Homes HERS score is 60 compared to a typical resale home’s score of 130 points. This difference could save homeowners up to $1,200 in utility expenses over the course of a year. The average Ivory Home scores higher because it provides all-inclusive energy efficient lighting, windows, insulation, framing, H-Vac systems and appliances.

    To show further commitment to the community, Ivory Homes recently launched its 30,000 Tree

  • Initiative to celebrate 30 years as Utah’s Number One HomebuilderTM. Through this initiative that is funded through the Clark and Christine Ivory Foundation and in partnership with TreeUtah and UCAIR, 20,000 trees will be gifted to communities across the state and 10,000 trees will be planted in Ivory Homes’ existing communities.

    “As a transplant to Salt Lake City, the causes I’m most passionate about are clean air, dedicated open space, and planting trees,” said Elle Griffin, the editor-in-chief of Utah Business Magazine. “I want to live somewhere beautiful, and that means growing and developing this land in a sustainable way. For that reason, the team at Utah Business was very impressed by Ivory Homes’ commitment of planting 30,000 along the Wasatch Front. We hope this is only the beginning.”

    Recently, Ivory Homes employees visited Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter in Park City, Utah to assist in planting 1,250 trees. Since the launch on Earth Day in April 2018, Ivory Homes has donated 3,602 trees throughout Utah communities. Those who are interested in applying to have a tree planted in their community should visit www.ivorygreen.com.

Megan Fornelius is Marketing Project Manager at Ivory Homes.

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